The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area, outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations. AfCFTA is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organisation over two decades ago, has the potential of bringing over 1.2bn Africans together into the same market.
The implementation of this agreement will boost intra-area trade, create jobs, enhance skills development, and assure best practices through smart competition among countries.
The core goal of AfCFTA is to encourage the free movement of “made in Africa goods”- goods and services made locally with dominant African content in terms of raw materials and value addition.
Create a To-do list and identify key issues that will affect the operationalisation of AfCFTA at the grassroots across Africa
Breakdown AfCFTA in such a way that it makes sense to the local businesses and startups in Africa
Host a face-to-face meeting of members of the group in Kigali, CcHUB Design Lab mid-August (August 15th and 16th) where we can shape an agenda on the way forward and do a joint press briefing
Build a template to map out the AfCFTA tech and creative industry ecosystem in Africa (skills, sectors, access, location, etc.) so we can leverage the full power of the African creative ecosystem
Create media engagement to set the narrative for our initiative.
Bring in storytellers from across Africa that will help produce content on the work we are doing with AfCFTA and on the Kigali meetup.
Create opportunities for intercontinental relations for younger Africans to encourage trading opportunities.
The Africa Technology and Creative Group (ATCG) is a grassroots effort to ensure that the AfCFTA works for Africans as the free trade agreement is set to come into ...Continue Reading >
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