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Home > Events > 22/02/24 Webinar AWEX/CBL ACP Southern Africa a region of opportunities
From 22 February 2024 at 09:00 until 22 February 2024 at 10:00

22/02/24 Webinar AWEX/CBL ACP Southern Africa a region of opportunities

AWEX, in collaboration with CBL-ACP, is organizing six webinars in 2024 on the countries of Southern Africa.

  • This region is driven by the development of South Africa.
  • Some of these countries have strong ties with Belgium, in particular South Africa, Madagascar and Malawi.
  • Belgium is Southern Africa’s 3rd largest European supplier
  • Like all of Africa, these countries are experiencing strong growth in population, urbanization and consumption.
  • Urban development will require, among other things, infrastructure and water purification works.
  • These countries are endowed with minerals that are essential to the energy transition.
  • According to Ursula von der Leyen, “The European Commission and the EU High Representative have defined the ‘Global Gateway’, a new European strategy to develop smart, clean and secure digital, energy and transport links, and to strengthen health, education and research systems worldwide”. The first major milestone was the Africa-Europe investment package, with some 150 billion euros earmarked for strengthening cooperation with African partners.
  • Namibia presents itself as a new energy hub, and could thus become an engine of development for the region.