New African Union Procurement Portal Launched: Special Remarks by Strive Masiyiwa

We are honoured and delighted to have welcomed leaders in business and government under the theme How Canadian Life Sciences Expertise can unite with Africa to fight COVID-19

On Friday 12 June 2020 Minister Mary Ng, heading Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, provided opening remarks in her role leading on business and trade for Canada. Strive Masiyiwa, the African Union’s Special Envoy leading the response to COVID-19, commended Canada's role in Africa as a committed partner, especially during the pandemic.

The portal was officially launched by the African Union on Wednesday 17 June, 2020.

Fatoumata Ba, a Senegalese business leader and World Economic Forum member has developed the African Union’s official new online portal to help African countries procure supplies and services in their strategy for COVID-19 and beyond. Canadian firms showcased their solutions during the session. 

This first platform for large-scale continental-wide procurement provides an incredible opportunity for Canadian business solutions to requests from the continent for collaboration across all 55 member states.

Fatoumata Ba (above) will address Chamber members and guests this Friday

Our event was the first of its kind showcasing this incredible development for the continent. Truly African public and private sector leaders are enthusiastically recognizing Canada as the undisputed partner of choice in delivering on the common good, through business and beyond.

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business has been honoured to host extensive events in recent months, including our series of webinars amidst COVID-19.

Last month's AU event welcomed 500 guests representing delegates from over 20 countries in leadership positions spanning business, government and civil society.

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A discussion on Canada-Africa trade and investment with the Minister of Small Business, Exports and Trade at 12:00 on 8 May 2020

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