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AfCFTA: Open Borders, Insecurity, and the Global Supply Chains


Join us for a thought-provoking webinar that delves into the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on open borders, the challenges of insecurity, and the implications for global supply chains. The AfCFTA represents a transformative initiative aimed at fostering economic integration across the African continent, but it also raises critical questions regarding border management, security concerns, and the interconnectedness of global supply networks. The webinar provides a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue, allowing participants to gain insights from experts, share experiences, and explore strategies for navigating the complexities introduced by AfCFTA in the context of open borders, security challenges, and the global supply chain landscape.

Register now to be part of this crucial discussion and explore strategies for building resilient and secure supply chains in a rapidly evolving economic landscape.

Who should attend:

The webinar is designed for a diverse audience interested in understanding the complexities and implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), particularly in relation to open borders, security challenges, and global supply chains. The following individuals and groups would find this webinar particularly beneficial:

  • Trade and Supply Chain Professionals
  • Government Officials and Policymakers
  • Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
  • Academics and Researchers
  • Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce
  • Security and Risk Management Professionals
  • International Organizations and NGOs
  • Students and Researchers in International Relations
  • Consultants and Global Business Executives
  • Anyone Interested in International Trade and Economic Development

What you’ll learn:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the African Continental Free Trade Area, its objectives, and its potential impact on regional and global trade.
  • Explore the concept of open borders within the context of AfCFTA and how it facilitates economic integration across African nations.
  • Examine the challenges posed by insecurity, including border conflicts, smuggling, and other security threats, and their potential impact on trade.
  • Discuss the implications of AfCFTA on global supply chains, considering both opportunities and challenges for businesses operating in and outside Africa.
  • Learn about resilience-building strategies for supply chains to navigate potential disruptions arising from open borders and security challenges.
  • Hear insights from government officials and policymakers on their strategies to address security concerns while fostering trade under AfCFTA.
  • Engage with a panel of industry experts who will share their experiences, perspectives, and best practices for navigating supply chain complexities in the AfCFTA era.

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Event Name:

AFCTA: Open Borders, Insecurity, and the Global Supply Chains

Start Date: 

27 February 2024
15:00-17:00 CST

This is a virtual event.

Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.





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