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Resetting the narrative

Africa Week 2022

October 3 – 7 2022

It has been a challenging three years across Africa (and the world). The impact of COVID-19, rising debt levels, the increasing effects of climate change and cost of living concerns. Yet the African continent continues to attract global attention. With predicted USD5.6 trillion in African business opportunities by 2025 and USD6.7 trillion estimated combined business and consumer spending by 2030, Africa is geared for growth. In the face of the unique global challenges how does Africa look to reset the narrative ensuring it is well positioned to capitalise on these opportunities?

Join us from the 3rd to 7th October for Africa Week, a series of events hosted by DLA Piper, bringing together global and regional businesses, financiers, investors, policy makers and thought leaders for an insightful and honest debate of the key issues shaping Africa’s prospects for growth.

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Over the course of the week we will be hosting a range of podcasts, webinars, in-person events, and client roundtables and podcasts giving you the opportunity to engage with industry peers and hear directly from those involved in shaping Africa’s narrative.

On Thursday 6 October join us for our full day event, Africa: Resetting the narrative. Facilitated by Joel Kibazo, founding partner of JK Associates and former Financial Times journalist, the event looks at COP27 and the importance of the Global South; impact investing’s role in Africa’s private equity ecosystem; innovative financing; energy transition; strategies for de-risking infrastructure investment; the continued boom of African fintech and AfCFTA’s role in accelerating the continent’s industrialisation. The day will conclude with a CEO session sponsored by Invest Africa before our evening gala drinks reception.

Throughout the week we also invite you to meet 1:1 with representatives from DLA Piper Africa’s 20 member firms, in addition to lawyers from our Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and US businesses who regularly advise clients on their interests in the continent.

Our registration page allows you to select the events of greatest relevance to your business.


More speakers will be announced soon.

Swazi Tshabalala

Senior Vice President, African Development Bank Group

Rebecca Enonchong

Founder and CEO, AppsTech and Cofounder, I/O Spaces

Founding Partner, JK Associates

Sike Bamisebi

Group Chief Business Officer, Cellulant

Barbara Barungi

Managing Partner, IMARA Africa

Partner, DLA Piper

Ego Boyo

Managing Director, Temple Productions and Temple Media

Dougie Brew

Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business - Africa, Unilever

Mwelwa Chibesakunda

DLA Piper Africa, Zambia

Terence Dambe

DLA Piper Africa, Botswana

Hubert Danso

Chairman and CEO, Africa investor (Ai) Group

Partner, DLA Piper

Yusuf Daya

Director, AU/AfCFTA Relations and Trade Policy, African Export-Import Bank

JP Douglas-Henry

Partner and Managing Director - Sustainability and Resilience, DLA Piper

Iain Elder

Partner, DLA Piper

Hadir Elhakim

Partner, Corporate and M&A, Hafez & Partners

Naana Frimpong

Partner, DLA Piper

Dayo Idowu

DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria

Aly-Khan Jamal

Partner and Regional Director for Europe, Dalberg Advisors

Pride Jani

Director, DLA Piper

DLA Piper Africa, Senegal

Bogolo Kenewendo

Africa Director & Special Advisor for UN Climate Change High-Level Champions

Nadia Kouassi Coulibaly

Head of Research, AVCA

Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

Founder and CEO, Birimian Holding

Mayowa Kuyoro

Partner, McKinsey & Company - Lagos

Valerie Labi

Co-Founder and CEO, MANA Mobility

Director and Head of Project Finance - Infrastructure & Climate Group, BII

Christopher Marks

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets EMEA, MUFG Bank

Ed Marlow

Managing Director - Sub-Saharan Africa, Deutsche Bank

Michael Mafabi

DLA Piper Africa, Uganda

Kamami Christine Michira

DLA Piper Africa, Kenya

Marianne Mwaniki

Managing Director, Avunja Mobile

Pascal Mwanyika

DLA Piper Africa, Tanzania

Felix Ndi-Obiosa

Of Counsel - Africa, DLA Piper

Farai Nyabereka

DLA Piper Africa, Zimbabwe

Beatrice Nyabira

DLA Piper Africa, Kenya

Muyiwa Ogungbenro

DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria

Karima Ola

Partner, LeapFrog Investments

Chairman & CEO, Genesis Energy

DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria

Maria Pereira

Partner, DLA Piper

Rahul Rastogi

CFO - Africa Region, CFO - Cocoa Beans SBU, and Finance Controller - Cocoa Sustainability, Olam Food Ingredients

Yewande Sadiku

Head of Investment Banking, International, Standard Bank Group

Samuel Salako

DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria

Patrick Smith

Editorial Director, Africa Confidential

Bola Tinubu

DLA Piper Africa, Nigeria

Misbah Uddin

Managing Director, Ankura

Global Co-Chair of Investigations, DLA Piper


Register for the events of greatest relevance to your business or schedule 1:1 meetings with our Africa partners using the button below.


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