Think Tank Perspectives

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business' information-sharing mandate encompasses thought leadership from a variety of business, civil society and public sector leaders. By curating thought leadership through our events, the think tank function of the Chamber yields proprietary perspectives, insights and recommendations specific to Canada-Africa trade and investment.

While we don't take specific policy positions, the Chamber is pleased to facilitate the exchange of a wide variety of perspectives. Arising from this work are two stand-alone programs: our Free Trade Unit & Office in Accra, Ghana and our partnership with McGill University


Papers & Presentations
A comprehensive list is available to all members 

Public Policy

AfCFTA's Significance - African Youth and the Diaspora 

Free Trade in Africa: The 'Why' is inseparable from the 'How' [Read]

Exploring the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report - Africa Accelerating 2022 [Read

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & President Cyril Ramaphosa [Watch

Canada in Africa. Assistant Deputy Minister for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Government of Canada, ADM Mala Khanna [Watch]

Leading from Africa: Toward a new global era enabled through Canada-Africa Collaboration [Watch]

Business & Market Solutions for Development

How Africa Powers Worldwide Clean Growth: Building and Delivering a Global Agenda for Clean Energy, Everywhere [Watch]

Natural Resource Development for Stronger Communities - Panel [Watch]

Clean Growth: Assessing Canadian technologies transforming the nature of business operations - Panel [Watch]

Advancing Free Trade

Upward Mobility: The Requirements for Infrastructure & Investment That Deliver Continental Growth and Community Well-Being [Watch]

Understanding Africa's Free Trade Agenda: H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Secretariat [Watch]

Africa is Critical to Canada's Trade Diversification: Goldy Hyder, CEO and President of the Business Council of Canada [Watch]

Leadership and Strategy 

Africa’s Central Importance in Delivering Global Technological Solutions: The Dimensions of Progress [Watch]

Leadership in Action: Dr. Patricia Makhesha, Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Special Projects at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd [Watch]

Connecting the Continent: Samson Arega, Managing Director for Ethiopian Airlines in Canada [Watch]

Economic Freedom

Understanding Economic Freedom: Fred McMahon, Head of the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Index, Fraser Institute [Watch

Property Rights in Conservation: Phumlani Umajozi, business and macroeconomics analyst [Watch]

 Further Resources:

 Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity


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