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To bring business operators in the private & public sectors in West Africa to engage with targeted foreign agribusiness investors in the Middle East to make deals in New Forms of Investments (such as strategic alliances, joint ventures, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, share purchase agreements, etc.). This event is holding on the sidelines of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) and the World Government Summit holding in Dubai.

Using the World Bank’s agribusiness investor targeting methodology to target and promote West Africa as a veritable investment destination in the light of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Working with the West Africa High Commissions in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai, we are targeting those who have expressed interest to do business in West Africa and match them with local pre-qualified and profiled investors.
Target subsectors are agribusiness (cashew processing, shea butter processing, rice milling, soya oil production, cassava processing, etc.), and infrastructure. Investors in the Special Agro Processing Zones (SAPZs), free trade zones, ports and roads and dams, etc., will be matched with foreign direct investors. It is a closed event, not open to just any one. It is not a seminar, but a matchmaking meeting!

Invest West Africa

Goal Participants Nature of Event
To secure investment commitments of up to US$ 250 -500 million for the West Africa region. On March 31st, we hope to present investment commitments, with signing ceremonies. Thereby increase green, resilient and inclusive (GRID) agri investments in priority value chains & infrastructure projects within the region.
Our team of business development experts are on ground in the UAE engaging with local Emirate agribusiness entities, agribusiness investors, fund managers and expatriate business communities such as the Indians to identify their interests and expansion intentions to West Africa. So far, we have confirmed participation of large agricultural supply chain companies like Al Dahra Agriculture, infrastructure solutions provider – DP World, etc. Senior government participation from West Africa (Nigeria) side confirmed.

Investment facilitation, match making, deal room type; and pitch presentation to an investment-oriented audience. We can arrange special meetings for participating teams on request.

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Please visit the event website at www.cdi.org.ng to register your interest. After completing the registration form, we shall get back to you.

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The ‘InvestWestAfrica’ event is an investment facilitation project of Commodities Development Initiative (CDI), organised in partnership with institutional partners in the region including the Federation of West Africa Chambers of Commerce. CDI believes that with a collaborative partnership, more investment can be attracted to the West Africa region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to combat youth unemployment in the region.   The InvestWestAfrica event is holding side by side the ‘Invest-in-Nigeria Roundtable’ supported by the Nigerian Government through the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission.


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