In his opening address to the meeting, AfDB President
The AfDB chose to look at the private sector during this year's Board Retreat because it sees that
Panelists shared their views with the Board of Directors regarding the difficulties in growing a business from the concept stage to operations, skills shortages and mismatches, and the challenges African companies face when becoming multinational. They also discussed the changing role between governments and the private sector, the high cost of infrastructure deficiency, project development and bankability, access to and cost of financing, and the challenges facing women in business.
Dangote said there is nowhere better in the world to invest other than
"Despite Africa's robust growth, the phenomenon of youth unemployment is emerging to be a principal challenge," said
Mankou, a young African who was first to create a smartphone in
Mashile-Nkosi stressed the need to ensure equal opportunities for women in business by promoting policies and strategies to encourage their entrepreneurship and by eliminating barriers to this, as well as special financing programs for women.
Dangote is the chairman and CEO
This year's Board of Directors Retreat is taking place from 20 to 21 February.
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