Africa's Informal Sector Recovery - Opportunities for Canadian Businesses

Canadian companies are looking to diversify and the government has committed to increasing overseas exports. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the global economy hard but Africa’s growth continues to out-perform expectations, with most of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Watch the event hosted with the Africa Trade Desk, moderated by Garreth Bloor

By 2030, 212 million sub-Saharan Africans will be part of the middle class, an 86% increase from 2015. Much of the economic activity on the continent is predominantly in the informal economy; in some countries it comprises as much as 90% of total employment. These informal businesses include 3D-printing labs, industrial manufacturers, restaurants, app developers, clothiers, mom-and-pop shops, and more.

So how can Canadian companies be involved? Are there companies with the potential for investment in the informal sector?

What do you do to find partners and, once you have found them, what next?

Held with the Africa Trade Desk, this webinar was designed for companies seeking to invest in Africa and for those businesses already on the continent, looking for new opportunities. African entrepreneurs are moving forward and opportunities for Canadians are enormous.

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