Year of the Return to Africa: Business and Tourism
Year of the Return to Africa: Business & Tourism
400 years ago, the first enslaved Africans arrived in the U.S.
Today, the Ghanaian government has initiated an ambitious campaign “The Year of Return” as a way to help connect members of the African diaspora with their ancestral homes. And for the rest of us: we should acknowledge slavery’s deep roots and recognize the significant role that captive and free African Americans have played in building the United States of today.
Africa: From Trade to Tourism
Many African countries, is pursuing a bold development agenda that puts tourism and foreign investment at the forefront. Ghana joined last may the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is the world’s largest free trade area in the world since the creation of the World Trade Organization. How are Ghana and other African countries positioning themselves within the global market with an emphasis on the tourism industry? What challenges do they face concerning national security and international relations, and what opportunities are possible for the continent as a whole to thrive in business?
Let’s remember the year of 1619.
Join for a reception and discussion with Amini Kajunju, Executive Director of the IUGB Foundation, and Matilda Arhin,President of Ghana International Chamber of Commerce.