TEF Boss To Speak On Europe-Africa Partnership At Oslo Summit
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, is billed to speak on Europe-Africa partnership at two high-level events in Europe this week.
She will moderate a panel of high-level EU decision-makers, AU Commission representatives and senior experts at a joint forum organised by the Finnish Presidency and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
The keynote address at the event titled “Europe and Africa: Neighbours with a shared Future” will be delivered by Bill Gates.
She joins the Vice President of Nigeria H.E, Professor, Yemi Osinbajo; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway, H.E. Ine Eriksen Soreide; and Deputy President, Republic of South Africa H.E. David Mabuza at the 9th Nordic African Business Summit, in Oslo, Norway.
The BMGF Forum which is aimed at decision-makers will shape development policies in the European Union (EU), particularly its relationship with Africa.
It will explore the common challenges – security, climate change, inequalities, and demography – that Europe shares with Africa as a result of their historical, geographical and economic ties and how strategically increasing funding for “human capital”, the health and education of young people can arrest these challenges. Ugochukwu will share challenges of the African youth population and the work of the Tony Elumelu Foundation in overcoming those challenges and transforming the African continent through entrepreneurship.
At the Nordic-African Business Summit – the Nordic region’s leading business conference, Ugochukwu and the other speakers will discuss the theme “Better Business Together” with an audience of over 400 delegates from more than 35 countries.