The Portuguese-speaking African Countries (in Portuguese: Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa; PALOP), also known as Lusophone Africa, consist of six African countries in which the Portuguese language is an official language: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and, since 2011, Equatorial Guinea as well.
In comparison to the Anglophone and Francophone countries, the Lusophone countries seem to be the most disconnected, primarily because of their language. In order to participate in the African or global economy, a certain level of proficiency in English and sometimes even French is required. Lusophone Africa is not an easy market to navigate, whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor. But for those who dare, it is definitely worth exploring. The focus of this webinar will be on business opportunities specifically in Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.
Angola has embarked on ambitious programs to diversify its economy away from natural resources. Mozambique, which has recently attracted investments related to the natural gas sector, also recognizes the need to grow sectors like agribusiness and industry, to increase employment. Cape Verde, already a middle-income country, is seeking to diversify its economy too – attracting new types of tourists while also growing its fishing and agribusiness sectors.
NABC and Porthollandia would like to cordially invite you to join our first webinar on Business Opportunities in Lusophone Africa, taking place on Thursday the 10th of February 2022 from 14:00 – 15:30 CET. During the webinar we will briefly explain the context of Lusophone Africa, zooming in on the three countries mentioned above. Our guest speakers will present insights on the business opportunities for Dutch companies. During the webinar, we will also present examples from practice.