Africagora Business Club - a private network including African entrepreneurs from the Diaspora – organizes the 3rd edition of its annual economical forum:


September 28th and 29th 2001

City hall of Paris

Two parts:

  • a conference "African Diaspora and economic integration"
  • a business opportunities meeting (networking):
    "Africagora Technologies: Invest on IT in Africa", on 29th Sept.

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Africagora cordialy invites you and your organization/company to attend to its forum in order to hear your opinions about the themes, and to make contacts with French and European firms who are interested to invest in Africa. Many African entrepreneurs from Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo, Congo-DR, Gabon, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Mali, will attend.

Africagora welcomes some great speakers: Djibril Diallo (UNDP, new-York), Louis Diakité (Afripa Télécom/Titan), Jacques Bonjawo (Microsoft, redmond), Cheick Modibo Diarra (Nasa / Fondation Pathfinder), Moussa Touré (UEMOA, Ouagadougou) and N'Dioro Ndiaye (IOM, Geneva), etc.

The forum is organized with the help of Mr Bertrand Delanoé, The Mayor of Paris, Mr Moussa Toure, President of the UEMOA Commission (West African Economical and Monetary Union), Mr Djibril Diallo, Director of communications of UNDP, The Trade Partners UK and two Ivoirian organizations of investment and export (CEPICI and APEX-CI).

After a press conference in Abidjan and before participating in a forum of KEN in Nairobi (on 13th and 14th September)

On September 7th

Africagora organizes in Dakar

a meeting for entrepreneurs from Senegal.

"Africagora Technologies 2001"

is the 2nd edition of its business forum dedicated to the networking and the business opportunities in the technologies with Africa and Africans. These meetings are occasions of first contacts enters on one hand, the investors, the suppliers of software, materials and solutions e-business, and on the other hand, the deprived operators established in Africa as well as the African engineers, consultants and project managers interested in Africa’s markets.

This forum will take place on the 29th September 2001 in Le CNIT Paris - La Défense.

After the other forums of successful integration - cultural, social, sports - and before the hatching of a political force - what place takes economy in the integration of the Africans into Europe? Such will be the main subject of this forum which will try to answer the other questions:

  • How takes place the integration of the Blacks in the other countries of Europe?
  • Which visibility and weight for the new local elected members with African origin?
  • How to create his own activity when one is Black in France with competency?
  • The brain drain and arms of Africa: to whom the fault?
    Remedies and solutions.
  • What roles for the black economic Diaspora in the creation of activities and employments, and in the development of the investments deprived in Africa?
  • How to find partners and markets into France/Europe with the help of Diaspora?

Over 200 participants are anticipated to join this forum to which the Africagora Business Club will associate national and international political and economical authorities:

  • local governments (Paris and other big towns of France)
  • African diplomats in France and the EU
  • African regional institutions of integration (UEMOA) and national organization (CEPICI and APEX-CI in Côte d'Ivoire, APIX in Senegal)
  • European and African Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Organizations of employers
  • European companies settled in Africa
  • African companies and enterpreneurs looking for partners in France, Europe and the U.S.A.

  • 5'000 invitations have been sent out in about 20 countries in Africa
  • 3'000 invitations in Europe

With the support from:

  • Africa N°1
  • Jeune Afrique/L'Intelligent
  • RFI
  • TV5
  • AITV
  • Africable TV

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Sincerely yours,

Dogad DOGOUI, President

E-mail: Africagora
25 Bd des Italiens 75002 Paris
Telephone: (33) 144 949 880
Facsimile: (33) 144 949 889
Mobile: (33) 680 426 807