The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) is pleased to announce a series of webinars focused on business opportunities between Canada and Africa.

You may be aware that African leaders have come together to create a gigantic marketplace through the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The World Bank estimates that the “ACFTA agreement will create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. The pact connects 1.3 billion people across 55 countries with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) valued at US$3.4 trillion.” 

We invite you to save the following dates for these upcoming events:

  • October 7, 2020 – In partnership with Aetrade Group:“TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED MARKET IN AFRICA – AN OPPORTUNITY WITH CANADIAN BUSINESSES AS PART OF COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY”.The Keynote Address will be given by His Excellency Mahamadou ISSOUFOU, President of the Republic of Niger, Leader of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) process.

    Other speakers to include:

    • H.E. Wamkele MENE, Secretary General of ACFTA;
    • H.E. Dr. Ibrahim MAYAKI, Chief Executive Officer, African Union Development Agency – NEPAD;
    • H.E. Ambassador Albert MUCHANGA, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission;
    • Mr. Khaled SHERIF, Vice President, Regional Integration and Business Delivery, African Development Bank,
    • and other special guests.

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  • October 8, 2020 – In partnership with the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Canada: DISCOVER BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL BREEDING / FARMING PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES IN BURKINA FASO.The Keynote Address will be given by His Excellency Christophe Joseph Marie DABIRÉ, Prime Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso.

    This will be followed by:

    • H.E. Salif OUEDRAOGO, Minister of Agriculture
    • H.E. Sommanogo KOUTOU, Minister of Animal and Fisheries Resources
    • and other special guests.
      *This event will be held in French.

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  • POSTPONED – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED  – Canadian Council on Africa will be joining the Hon. Nadine GIRAULT, Minister of International Relations, Francophonie and Immigration, Quebec, for a Special Roundtable on the Economy and Trade Relations between Quebec and Africa.
  • November 2 – 20, 2020 – MSTA Canada Virtual Annual Forum 2020, Focusing on Africa November 3, 2020. Registration details coming soon. visit
  • Stay tuned for more events in near future …

We at CCAfrica are committed to working with you in exploring business opportunities and market development in Africa as part of the COVID-19 economic recovery and beyond. Together we stand! The New ACFTA has opened-up a new horizon of business opportunities between Canada and the Africa Continent. The time to engage with Africa is NOW!

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr. Nola Kianza
President & CEO
Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) – Promoting Trade and Economic Development Between Canada and Africa Since 2002
Ph: (416) 572-2129 | E-mail: |

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