Day 1 of the Digital Africa Business Days will host a live talk show with international thought leaders and changemakers in the five focus sectors (agriculture, healthcare, energy, water, and circular economy) as well as in-depth workshops with business insights and discussions around concrete challenges and opportunities.
09:00 – 11:00 Live show. Tune in for our two-hour opening ceremony. We will have the official opening remarks by a high-level official of the government of the Netherlands, followed by an opening speech by a high-profile speaker from one of the African focus countries. Insightful speakers will then shine their light on the question: how do the Netherlands and Africa move forwards together?
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop. West Africa: business perspectives in a challenging region. In cooperation with DECP. This session will take place in French, with translation to English.
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Health Holland meet-up East Africa: Opportunities & Challenges for doing Business & Projects. In cooperation with Taskforce Healthcare.
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Emerging opportunities in food and beverage manufacturing industries in Ghana.
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Nature-based solutions for Coastal Protection. In cooperation with IUCN.
10:00 – 11:00 Workshop: Location Senegal: THE next hotspot for African agri-business? In cooperation with Sense.
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Developments in Morocco: Water & Sustainable Energy – Hydrogen. In cooperation with RVO.
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Opportunities for Dutch businesses in Ghana, Nigeria & South Africa in waste and circular economy. In cooperation with RVO.
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Doing Business in Angola. In cooperation with RVO.
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Strengthening the onion value chain in Senegal. In cooperation with PUM.
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Doing Business in DRC: What you need to know. In cooperation with ANPIPA.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Dealing with salination in Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities. In cooperation with LNV/Land, Water & Food Consult.
13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Insects as business for food and feed. In cooperation with TNO.
13:00 – 14:00 Roundtable: Invest in South Africa! (Investment-ready projects presented by Investment Envoy). In cooperation with RVO (Closed session).
13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Scaling SMEs and start-ups: examples from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso. In cooperation with IMPACT HUB Bamako.
13:00 – 14:00 Workshop: Opportunities to strengthen the horticultural sector in Benin. In cooperation with EKN Cotonou & RVO.
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Access to Finance (NL companies). In cooperation with RVO
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: The Future of Work: Circular labour migration. In cooperation with IOM.
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Circular and sustainable building materials for and from Africa. In cooperation with TNO.
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Building water sector expertise to address the Sustainable Development Goals. In cooperation with NWP.
14:00 – 15:00 Workshop: Female Entrepreneurship: How to boost your business.
15:00 – 16:00 LIVE interviews/talk show with special guests.
16:00 – 16:30 Closing remarks & announcement DBA Award.
Day 2 Will focus on round tables with pre-selected stakeholders focusing on doing business, forming partnerships, and connecting African challenges to innovative solutions. There will also be an opportunity to network with the representatives of Dutch Embassies in Africa, and African Embassies accredited to the Benelux.
09:00 – 10:00 Round Table: 15 Consortia for 15 Countries (Webinar). (NABC Members Only).
10:00 – 11:00 Round Table: Kisumu Blue Flagship. In cooperation with Acacia Water. (closed session).
10:00 – 11:00 Round Table 3: Poultry Ghana (closed session).
10:00 – 12:00 Meet the African Ambassadors in the Benelux (NABC Members only).
11:00 – 12:00 Round Table: Tackling salination: On the importance of international partnerships. In cooperation with RVO/Agricultural attaché EKN Egypt (closed session).
11:00 – 12:00 Round Table: Flying food next steps. In cooperation with TNO (closed session).
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00 – 14:00 Round Table: Insects for feed in Nigeria (closed session).
13:00 – 15:00 Meet Dutch Ambassadors in Africa
14:00 – 15:00 Round Table: Africa Coalition. In cooperation with VNO-NCW (closed session).
15:00 – 16:00 Round Table: Poultry Sector Development in Côte d’Ivoire (closed session).
16:00 – 17:00 Networking
All times are in CET.