Within the framework of the 7th EU-Africa Business Forum (14-18 February 2022), the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation promoted EU-Japan-Africa trilateral cooperation through a virtual workshop, the launch of a new helpdesk, and an online B2B matchmaking event.
The 7th EU-Africa Business Forum was co-organised by the European Commission, the African Union Commission, and EU and African business organisations. The event aims at connecting European and African political and business leaders to discuss partnership and investment opportunities.
On 14 February, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation organised a virtual workshop on the topic of EU-Japan business cooperation in and with Africa.
About 200 participants attended the workshop which showcased the success story between the Finnish SME, Augumenta, The School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zambia and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in conducting remote technical trainings in the fields of healthcare and agriculture in Ghana and Zambia. https://www.augumenta.com/how-smarteyes-enables-remote-learning/
Other speakers presented an overview of Japanese and European activities and investment in Africa as well as possible synergies between European, Japanese and African companies, clusters and regions.
Following the workshop, the EU-Japan Centre announced the launch of a new helpdesk supporting EU-Japan business cooperation in and with Africa.
During the EU-Africa Business Forum, the Centre exhibited its activities via its virtual booth which attracted over 110 visitors, including companies and organisations interested in learning more about EU-Japan business cooperation in and with Africa.
On 18 February, the EU-Japan Centre organised a virtual B2B matchmaking event, aiming at supporting trilateral partnerships between EU, Japanese and African companies. https://eu-japan-africa-2022.b2match.io/
With about 40 participants from the EU, Japan and Africa, several meetings were conducted to discuss potential partnerships for joint projects in Africa.
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Published: March 2022