Graduating from political to economic independence

Paulo Gomes, Member of the AfroChampions initiative, talks about the practicalities of creating a fertile environment for African multinationals to arise.

What role does the AfroChampions initiative have to play in building a pan-African market?

The initiative was born from the need to reach a critical mass and to have a global African coalition, so that the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063 can be achieved. We are now realising that the private sector also has a key role to play in this. We must now think about the methods and platforms to drive forward and complete the process of regional integration. AfroChampions is one such platform. Its goal is to create a fertile environment for African multinationals to arise, with the goal of these multinationals investing, not only in their own…

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