On June 2nd, the mission hosted a virtual forum dubbed “Direction and Opportunities: West Africa”. The forum is part of the Destination Africa: Continent of Tomorrow series which is a gathering point between the public and private initiatives in Israel and opportunities in African countries.

We had a panel which constituted of the following:

Mr. Antoine Huss, Regional Director, Francophone West Africa, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Mr. Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana investment promotion center
Mr. Edward Effah, Chairman, Fidelity Bank
Ms. Ayelet Levin Karp, Head of Trade and Economic Mission to Ghana

There was also a sector specific online round table breakout session which were led by the following:

Water and Sanitation – Samanjith Udumalagalam, COO, JOSPONG GROUP
Agriculture and Food Security – Fatih Ermis, Head of Agricultural Service, Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd.
Energy and Infrastructure – Rockfeler P. Herisse, Energy Team Lead West Africa, Power Africa