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By Godfrey Olukya 26-2-2015

The first Africa Best Practices Forum has opened today in Lomé, Togo.

According to Africa best practices forum, the function is organised
jointly by Ellipse Communication and the specialized recruitment
agency AfricSearch.

This forum brings together economic and political decision-makers to promote
the dissemination of best practices.

“This forum will be an arena for discussions among public and private
sector decision-makers in Africa. Because the level of investment
depends on reforms undertaken by African
states, there is an urgent need to accelerate these reforms to promote
social and economic change, with the private sector acting as a lever,”
explains Didier Acouetey, president of AfricSearch.

In addition to delegations from Morocco, Rwanda and Singapore, heads of some
of the biggest Pan-African development institutions will be in attendance.
These include Jean-Louis Ekra, President of Afreximbank, Bassary Touré,
Vice-President of BOAD, Hervé Assah, World Bank representative for Togo, and
Feìlix Edoh Kossi Amenounve, General Manager of the Bourse régionale des
valeurs mobilières in Abidjan. They will focus in particular on new
approaches to investment financing and innovative reforms. Many political
decision-makers are also expected, including Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu, Prime
Minister of Togo, who will be accompanied by Adji Otéth Ayasor, Minister of
the Economy and Finance, and by Kako Nubukpo, Minister for Forecasting and
Evaluation of public policies.

Representing the private sector, Charles Kie, executive director of the
Corporate & Investment departments at Ecobank, will speak on the reforms
needed to enable African economies to harness more of the continent’s
resources. Other guests will be Amadou Kane, President of AK Associates and
former Minister of Finance of Senegal, Stanislas Zeze, CEO and Chairman of
the rating agency Bloomfield, Cheick-Oumar Sylla, CEO Africa at Contour
Global. Many big names in private equity will attend, such as Jean-Marc Savi
de Tové, a partner at Cauris.

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