The Office of the Special Envoy has opened a permanent office in Ghana to deepen local engagement and provide adequate space for Chamber ACFTA Fellows in 2022.
- The Chamber's Special Envoy to the AfCTA continues to have various engagements with stakeholders in support of the Canada-Africa trade agenda. During the recent visit of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Secretariat, and at an investment promotion summit, the Special Envoy attended a number of meetings with foreign investors keen on deepening their interest in Africa.
- The AfCFTA Unit is in the final stages of completing a report on economic trade and development parallels between indigenous communities in Canada and Africa. The office of the Special Envoy expanded to include Ms. Akinyi Eurallyah, Esq., a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University who served as the Chamber's 2021 Free Trade Summer Fellow.
- A visit has been proposed with the leader of one of Africa's largest indigenous nations, the Asantehene, for January to further explore areas of mutual learning and collaboration with the First Nations of Canada.