Trade and investment in Africa after Brexit

25 September 2017 16:00 - 18:00 GMT+1 (BST)
Side event

Speakers

Barry Gardiner MP @BarryGardiner - Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change

Chi Onwurah MP @ChiOnwurah - Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy and Chair of the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group

Patrick Obath @pobath - Managing Consultant, Eduardo Associates, Kenya

Maximiliano Mendez-Parra @m_mendezparra - Senior Research Fellow, ODI

Description

The UK’s decision to exit the European Union has put a spotlight on our trade and investment relationships. For developing nations in Africa, trade can be an important means to reduce poverty and achieve development goals – and the UK is a crucial partner in this process.

What does Brexit mean for Africa? How can the UK ensure that African nations benefit and do not lose out from the changes underway? What more can we do to help our developing nation partners achieve inclusive growth and prosperity?

This event is co-hosted by ODI and Trade Out of Poverty.

You do not need to register to attend this event – anyone at the Labour Party Conference is welcome to join this discussion. If you have any questions, please contact Hanna Nomm on h.nomm@odi.org.uk.