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Exploring new Frontiers: Oppor- Page 4 tunities in Canada-Africa Economic Relations - A New Silk Road


CCAfrica welcomes an Ivorian Page 4 Delegation in 3 Canadian cities Ethiopian Airlines wins Bombar- Page 5 dier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award Canada warmly welcomed in Abi- Page 6 djan, Côte d’Ivoire NOG 2012

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From Rising to Action: CCAfrica’s Page 8 Financial institutions Conference

What is Driving Africa’s Growth? Interview with David Hale, Chairman of David Hale Global Economics

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A Growing Relationship Between Canada and Angola Interview with Ambassador Agostinho Tavares

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A Changing Continent Interview with Pietro Calice of the African Development Bank

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Filling the Missing Middle in Burkina Faso Interview with the CEO of one of Burkina’s Fastest Growing Banks

Discover the latest developments Page 21 in the African Oil and Gas sector and meet key decision-makers

Tatu City - A Model for Development


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Open the Doors to African Op- Page 17 portunity: May 17th at University of Laval in Quebec City

Expanding Education for Employ- Page 27 ment through New Partnerships

New services for CCAfrica’s Members


CCAfrica in the Media

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Canadian agricultural company Page 24 Belfontaine First Africa Forum on Science, Page 25 Technology & Innovation Youth Employment, Human Capital Development & Inclusive Growth

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RIFÉ African Barrick Gold Peter Munk cites 25 ways Barrick contributes to communities



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Canada Canadian Knowledge and Expertise in all sectors

MHI have been providing professional services in several African countries: Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Liberia, Mozambique, Congo, Tanzania, and Nigeria . MHI’s deep knowledge of power generation and distribution assets has been key in assisting countries to develop their economy in improving the generation, distribution, management and access of energy.

The world’s only manufacturer of planes and trains is now present all parts of Africa. Bombardier has built and deliver High Speed train in South Africa and has provided a number of countries with planes. The forecast for the 10 years is excellent. Africa is taking off.

Clark Sustainable Resources Development, a Vancouver company that was granted an exclusive 25 year harvest agreement by the Government of Ghana for 350,000 hectares of tropical forest flooded by the creation of Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam reservoir 9Volta Lake) the largest reservoir in the world. Triton Technology Logging Inc. also from British Columbia is the world leader in underwater logging will log the lake, creating jobs in Ghana and high quality wood for domestic and export markets.

A Quebec Company that has delivered services and products in four fields: Public Finance and Tax Reform, Education and Training and Environment and Natural Resources.CRC Sogema has transfered and demonstrated their expertise in more than 15 African countries.



he Canadian Council on Africa celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2012. CCAfrica’s mission is still as relevant today as it was in 2002 which is to help increase economic relations between Canada and Africa. The founders of CCAfrica observed that there were a number of similar organizations in the UK, USA, France, Switzerland, Germany and Japan. These organizations were quite successful in supporting their respective governments, the private sector and NGOs to be more active in Africa’s economic development. Canada needed to adopt a similar model to ensure that we would increase our relations to support the economic development of Africa. Much progress has been made over the period but Canada has not yet reached its full potential. In fact our progress has not been as remarkable as that of some other nations, such as India, China, Brazil, and Turkey. These countries have in the last few years “come out of the gate” and now have a strong and visible presence in Africa. Their trade and investment relations have increased substantially. Each of these countries and the EU have developed very close relationships with Africa, held Summits and devel-

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oped strategic plans to further these relationships. It is quite evident that these countries have declared Africa as a de facto priority continent where resources are abundant and need to be developed, where the economy seems to be most resilient to the world’s economic crises, where investments have surpassed aid, where the number of consumers are growing at a faster pace than in most other continents and where democratic practices and rule of law institutions are taking hold. In fact, 10 years ago we could say that the former colonial powers were still very much present and prevailed without the concerns of competition. This is no longer true today – the landscape has changed!

Canada’s performance has been characterized by ups and downs. We started well with the Kananaskis G7 Summit in 2002, where Africa was front and center on the agenda. To our credit, the legacy of 2002 is that every successive Summit has ensured that Africa is an important part of the agenda. This is where Canada proudly played a leadership role. On the economic front, the creation of the Canada Investment Fund for Africa was an important step to involve the private sector in helping the Government to meet some of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) objectives. The Africa Plan was laid out to help Canada build closer relations with many African nations. Then, the Government undertook two actions that were not well received by many African countries nor by some Canadians. The closing of some Canadians embassies in Africa created a high level of inconvenience and even frustration for many people involved in Africa – Canada business relations. The designation of priority countries for ODA from Canada was to reduce the number of countries receiving substantial ODA to 25 countries, of which 14 were African. More recently,

a further decision was taken to reduce that list even further, name them focus countries and reduce them to 20 of which only eight were African. There can be little doubt that these developments will hinder and slow closer economic relations between Africa and Canadian in the foreseeable future. On the economic front, CCAfrica has continually endeavoured

continent was less than $2 billon and now it surpasses $10 billion; EDC deals annually with more than 450 Canadians companies doing business with Africa and the CCC is now very active in a number of countries (these two organisations were almost absent from the continent 10 years ago). A number of Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA) are now being negotiated with African coun-

“Canadian mining companies have a very significant presence in Africa. 10 years ago they had assets a little more than $3.5 billion and in 2011 this number has risen to more than $26 billion.” to ensure that year after year there are a number of activities to help Canadians to better understand Africa and appreciate both the opportunities and the challenges. We organized a large number of missions to Africa in more than 15 countries, we received a large number of missions to Canada from more than 20 countries, we held a dozen conferences in Canada, and we published weekly opportunities - approximately 1700 a year: daily economic news and research on different topics. We work very closely with the Canadian missions in Africa and the African Missions in Canada, with governmental agencies and ministries such as Export Development Canada (EDC), Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and DFAIT, and the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. Without their support and understanding of the challenges, it would have been difficult to progress and grow as we did. Progress has clearly been made. Canadian mining companies have a very significant presence in Africa. 10 years ago they had assets a little more than $3.5 billion and in 2011 this number has risen to more than $26 billion. 10 years ago our trade with the

The BDA Foundation from Montreal form “Ecopreneurs” African, man and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CRC). Training African entrepreneurs in the commercially responsible and sustainable cultivation of African medicinal plants. This project is a triple performance, i.e. economic, social and environmental supports the creation of Eco enterprises. An initiative internationally acclaimed.

The most respected voice in post-secondary education with more than 150 colleges as members. Solidly involved in the economic development of Africa. Many colleges are involved in many african countries, such as Tanzania where they are instrumental in developing programs and curricula for the training of young people in the mining trades.

tries by DFAIT. More recently, the Minister of Finance in its budget speech of March 2012, stated: “Canada wants to deepen its commercial presence in Africa to create opportunities for Canadian businesses and workers arising from Africa’s present and future economic growth”. The Minister for International Trade, Mr. Ed Fast, also made similar comments at a recent event. These statements are very much welcomed; they are encouraging indications and hold much promise for the future. The members of CCAfrica are committed to playing a strong role in the economic development of Africa and are deeply committed to collaborate with partners and the Government to ensure significant progress is made in the coming years.

Join us.

Lucien Bradet President/CEO, Canadian Council on Africa

Canada’s export credit agency, offering financial and risk management solutions to help Canadian businesses expand into the international market. Very active, in 2010, EDC supported 476 Canadian companies in 46 African countries worth C$ 1.9 billion in transactions.

The most important Canadian investor in Africa. In the past three years alone, Barrick-Africa Barrick Gold has invested more than $10.3 million in development projects in communities surrounding its operations in Tanzania: the construction of 10 primary and secondary schools, build a pipeline to fresh water to more than 150, 000 people to the community of Kakola and a number of other projects related to family health and the community.

An Ottawa professional services company that has provided expertise in more than 12 African countries: PPPs projects, privatization of Lagos port, urban development master plan. CPCS has been honored with the World Bank’s Award of Excellence, the Canadian Award for International Cooperation, and a Canadian Award for International Development (Best Transport Services Project). Now has experience in 25 African Countries.

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10 years of progress and so much more to do.


Exploring New Frontiers: Opportunities in Canada-Africa Economic Relations - A New Silk Road

he Canadian Council on Africa hosted a half day conference on Tuesday, January 25, 2012 in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC. at the Vancouver Terminal City Club. Entitled “Exploring New Frontiers Opportunities in Canada-Africa Economic Relations - A New “Silk Road”, the theme of the conference was to familiarize Canadian companies interested in venturing into the African marketplace. More important perhaps was the opportunity to listen to Canadian companies already active in Africa and to share some practical examples and experiences from doing business there today.


Thirty-six participants from business, the federal and provincial government and the not-for-profit sec-

CCAfrica welcomes an Ivorian delegation in three Canadian cities


rom January 15th to 20th, the government of Côte d’Ivoire sent a delegation of nearly twenty representatives from various government agencies to promote the mission in Côte d’Ivoire organized by the Canadian Council on Africa from February 13th to 17th. Thus, with the collaboration of the Embassy of Côte d’Ivoire in Canada and the National Secretariat for Reconstruction and Reinsertion (SNRR), CCAfrica or-


tors gathered for the morning. Attendees included some of BC’s largest companies active in the market as well as smaller companies enjoying success in Africa.

duced a number of brief videos by young African enterpreneurs with a business venture they wished to promote to the Lion’s Lair for prize seed money.

Presenters included George Imbenzi, Honorary Council for Kenya; Ms. Tselane Mokuena, Council General of the South Africa; Stephen Nairne, Executive Director Lundin Foundation; David Gamble, IMW Industries, James Cantwell, CHC Helicopters; David Gachuche, CEO Riverside Crossing; and Tim Maloney, National Director, Mercy Ships Canada. Ms. Cherie Enns also intro-

The conference represented a successful venture into BC’s lower mainland to introduce Canadian companies there to the opportunities presented by Africa’s growing economic importance. Participants were pleased with the calibre of information provided and with the opportunity to make contacts. Future events in Vancouver are definitely in the works!

ganized three Lunch-Conferences for several business people with an interest in the Côte d’Ivoire to discover new business opportunities offered to Canadians. Thus, more than one hundred people attended the three meetings: in Montreal on January 17th, in Ottawa on January 18th and Toronto on January 19th. Among the Ivorian government agencies present, we have to note the participation of the Center for Investment Promotion in Côte d’Ivoire, the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development (BNETD), the

Ministry of Industry and Port of San Pedro. After the various presentations, participants had the opportunity to meet with the agency representatives. Thus we can conclude that these three meetings were beneficial for all parties involved: the participants had the opportunity to personally meet with the agencies from Côte d’Ivoire, and later got the opportunity to expose the business opportunities offered in their country. Thanks to these three sessions, CCAfrica was able to recruit more than a dozen companies for the Mission in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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he Canadian Council on Africa was pleased to organize a conference on business opportunities in Ethiopia, featuring Hon. Sinknesh Ejigu, the Minister of Mines as the Keynote Speaker, chaired by Mr. Nola Kianza, Vice President, CCAfrica, Ontario. Other speakers included Mr. Michael Tobias, General Counselor of Ethiopia in Canada. This conference was held following the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is the largest mining conference organized in Canada, attracting over 35,000 mining companies

from all over the world. The participants to the Ethiopian conference included companies from various sectors including telecommunications, infrastructure, con-

communications, infrastructure, construction, financing, education, energy, etc. Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa and home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The country has experienced strong economic growth in recent years, consistently outperformed most other countries in Africa and expanded much faster than the continent-wide average. Ethiopia which is actively involved in trade relations with Canada, is undergoing an enormous transformation and expansion in its mining sector.

From Left to Right: Mr. G.E. Mekonen, Director, Mineral Operation Dept.; Assistant to Minister; Mr. Tobia, General Counselor of Ethiopia in Canada; Hon. S. Ejigu, Minister of Mines; Mr. N. Kianza, Vice President, ON. CCAfrica

Ethiopian Airlines Wins Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award “ On behalf of CCAfrica, Mr. Nola Kianza, Vice President, ON, would like to congratulate Ethiopian Airlines for this high achievement: Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award. We feel very proud for Ethiopian Airlines, which has become a member of Star Alliance. We would like to also congratulate Bombardier, a member of CCAfrica for their market expansion in Africa.”


thiopian Airlines, for a second time in a row, has won “The 2011 Annual Airline Reliability Performance Award” from the Bombardier Aerospace on April 30, 2012. Ethiopian Airlines achieved the highest overall dispatch reliability and placed first overall in the Q-400 product category for the Middle East and Africa region. With the introduction of the Q-400 aircraft, Ethiopian Airlines not only has enhanced the comfort and safety of its customers but also

effectively addressed the need for additional capacity spurred by the country’s double digit economic growth. Enhancing further its domestic and regional services, Ethiopian Airlines also connects regional states with neighboring countries. Ethiopian Airlines owns eight Bombardier Q-400s which provide services on its domestic and regional routes. The airline recently ordered five more Q-400s, upgraded with seven business class seats and bigger baggage compartment.

Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Awards are presented each year to operators of CRJ services and Q-400 series aircraft in recognition of outstanding dispatch reliability. Each winner must succeed in delivering an average dispatch reliability rate of 99 percent or better on revenue passenger flight in 2011 and the highest dispatch reliability performance in their respective product class and region.”

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Canada warmly welcomed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


rom February 13th to 17th 2012, the Canadian Council on Africa went to Abidjan, along with a dozen Canadian companies, as part of an economic mission organized by CCAfrica in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Abidjan and the Ivory Coast Embassy in Ottawa. This mission was greeted with enthusiasm from Ivorian business people and by different government agencies. February 14th we had a full day of group work. In the morning, an opening ceremony officially launched the mission with presentations from the Minister of Industry, responsible of the private sector, from the Ambassador of Ivory Coast in Canada, from the Canadian Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire and from the previous Vice-President of CCAfrica, Quebec, Ms. MarieFrance Lebreton. Subsequently, presentations were made to allow members of the delegation to better understand the


business context in Côte d’Ivoire, procurement, available financing, the PPP schemes that will be increasingly the norm in major projects, in short, a wide range of strategic information. Stakeholders from both the public sector (representatives of government ministries and agencies) and private sector (President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire and Vice President of the Ivorian employers) were present at this session. The afternoon topic sessions helped develop more in-depth knowledge of key areas, such as infrastructure, energy and the environment. The remaining days were devoted to targeted meetings. A group visit to the Autonomous Port of Abidjan in the presence of senior executives confirmed their interest in the Quebec and Canadian expertise in infrastructure, education, training and security to support them in their project improvement and expansion. We can say that this mission was a success. We estimate that more

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than 150 meetings were conducted during the week. Wide media coverage also helped to give high visibility to this initiative and our participating companies from various sectors such as engineering consulting, mining, international cooperation, telecommunications, aviation, and dairy. In conclusion, it is very important to emphasize the partnership between the Canadian Embassy in Abidjan and the Canadian Council on Africa. Their support was of a first class quality. Ambassador and all staff were available, both during preparation and during the mission. The Regional Trade Commissioner, based in Dakar, Senegal, came specially to Abidjan to participate in our mission, demonstrating the interest of the Canadian government towards this initiative. The work of the trade commissioners was very efficient and very appreciated and we thank them because without their support, this mission would not have had the same value.

Canadian Organizations at the Nigeria Oil & Gas Canadian Pavilion included:

CCAfrica, in partnership with The Canadian High Commission to Nigeria, organized the Canadian booth on behalf of five participating companies and agencies at the Nigerian Oil and Gas Show in Abuja, Nigeria from February 21-24, 2012. Entities were Nexen

Petroleum Nigeria, RemedX, IMW Industries, Groupe Haus and the International Business School of the University of Alberta. The Canadian booth consisted of 21 sq metres in an excellent location along the main route into the Conference Hall; thereby conference delegates were inevitably passing by the booth four times a day!

“ Would like to thank the organisers of Nigeria Oil and Gas... This annual event has grown to become the most prestigious assemblages of experts and investors interested in the Nigerian oil business and its environment.” H.E. Goodluck Jonathan President for The Federal Republic of Nigeria

CCAfrica Vice President: Frank Kense


NOG 2012 – February 21-24, 2012

Deputy High Commissioner: Jean Gauthier

Trade Commissioner: Sylvia Koleva Nexen Petroleum Nigeria President and Managing Director : David Tudor RemedX President: Barrie Flood IMW Industries Director of Sales and Marketing: David Gamble Groups Haus President: Ademola Usuanlele University of Alberta International Business School Representative: Peter Igure

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From Rising to Action:

Africa’s Financial Institutions Conference by CCAfrica

By Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis

project finance in Africa.

Mr. Christophe Jocktane-Lawson, Group Head for Global Corporate Bank, Ecobank, Mr. Pietro Calice, Principal Investment Officer, Private Sector Operations for AfDB, Mme Pauline Fokam, Head of Communication, Marketing, Quality and Procedures Department he Canadian Council on Af- project financing. The Financial Inrica’s recent conference Financial Insti- stitutions conference brought together tutions: Key Partner in Doing Business over 200 experts, practitioners, ambasin Africa, shifted the focus from Africa’s sadors and business people to share best growth prospects to how to get involved practices, foster partnerships, and, ultion the ground. mately catalyze Canadian investment in Africa. The conference focused on four For anyone with even a pass- overall themes: outlining Africa’s prosing interest in Africa, the story of the pects and risks; surveying the available continent’s rise is probably well known. financing options; providing real-world From the cover of The Economist mag- case studies across industries and secazine to analyses by McKinsey & Co. tors; and facilitating one-on-one meetand PricewaterhouseCoopers, Africa’s ings between African and Canadian growth prospects have been well docu- partners. mented. It is hard not to be captivated by the statistics: six of the top ten fast- The conference began with est growing economies over the past presentations from some of the major decade were African; the continent has public financial institutions in Africa. the highest average return on invest- Representatives from the African Dement out of any emerging region and velopment Bank (AfDB) and the World will have the largest workforce in the Bank gave overviews of their role fiworld in 2050. By 2020, Africa’s middle nancing investment in Africa, their class will be the same size as India’s is overall strategic direction, and the way now. The list goes on. they work. Consequently, the question The following sessions presentabout Africa in boardrooms around ed case studies in risk management and the world is no longer if or when to small- and medium-enterprise finance get involved, but how. This is precisely from players intimately involved with the question that the recent CCAfrica the African continent. In addition to Conference “Financial Institutions: Key the AfDB and the World Bank, reprePartner in Doing Business in Africa” set sentatives of Afriland First Bank and out to address in Montreal on March Ecobank, as well as the Canadian Com19th and 20th. mercial Corporation, Export Development Canada, and Canadian infra One of the biggest challenges structure consultancy CPCS discussed to doing business in Africa remains different strategies and challenges to



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At lunch, Quebec entrepreneur Mr. Charles Sirois presented a different type of financing for African business. In his inimitable pointed yet casual style, Sirois spoke about Enablis, a notfor-profit network he founded in 2004 to support entrepreneurship. From its South African base, Enablis is now expanding across the continent and around the world. Enablis’ East African hub was recently opened in Nairobi and an office Latin America is forthcoming. The afternoon session focused on infrastructure, one of the fastest growing sectors of the African economy. The AfDB began the discussion outlining their ambitious new strategy to finance infrastructure development across the continent. SNC-Lavalin and AECOM followed with examples of specific projects and advice on how to manage projects in an African context. The first day of the conference finished with an in-depth analysis of Africa’s place in the global economy. World-renowned economist David Hale presented a facts- and figuresfilled presentation on the geopolitical and macroeconomic influences on Africa’s growth prospects (see his interview, page 10). Mr. Hale’s prognosis was measured but optimistic. While many factors, from commodity prices to the embrace of technology and good governance, are driving Africa’s growth, the uncertain outlook from Europe and a cooling of China’s economy could have an impact on African growth in the short- and medium-term. Long-term prospects, however, remain very positive. Developing partnerships was the focus of the second day of the conference. The morning featured roundtables where participants shared stories, ideas and experiences on topics from corporate social responsibility to

A final plenary session focused on private-sector project financing. Representatives of Cordiant Capital, a Canadian investment firm that focuses on emerging markets, Afreximbank, and EDC presented examples of their funds in action and strategies on how to access capital. Throughout the conference, space was available for business to business meetings between Canadian and African companies and institutions. From African banks looking for Canadian partners to infrastructure companies looking for contracts, these meetings helped to facilitate future Canadian investment in Africa. Indeed, over 100 meetings took place over the two days, a testament to the level of interest Canadian firms have in doing business in Africa. Africa’s growth is well established. It is clear that the continent is no longer simply a destination for aid, but a compelling destination for investment. From mining and resource extraction to agriculture and infrastructure, Canada has a large role to play in helping to build and grow Africa’s future. More importantly, African countries want Canadians to participate in Africa’s rise. They are eager to learn and partner with Canadian companies because of their expertise and solid reputation. Without knowledge on how to finance investments, it remains difficult for Canadian companies to take advantage of the many opportunities across the continent. The message of the conference was clear, however. There are many options both at home and abroad for Canadian companies to reduce risk and finance their foray into Africa. The time for action is now.

DIPLOMACY- New Ambassadors of Africa in Canada with Governor General David Johnston

High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Swaziland

His Excellency Abednego Mandla Ntshangase


financing small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Ambassador of Burkina Faso His Excellency Amadou Adrien Koné

Ambassador of the Republic of Mali Her Excellency Traoré Ami Diallo

High Commissioner for the Republic of Zambia

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What is Driving Africa’s Growth?


Interview with David Hale, Chairman of David Hale Global Economics


avid Hale knows Africa well. He has been travelling to Africa for the last 14 years to speak at the INDABA Global Mining Conference. He also knows the global economy. Mr. Hale is a global economist whose clients include asset management companies around the world. The former chief economist of Zurich Financial, Mr. Hale has written on a broad range of topics for The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, and other international publications. CCAfrica spoke to him about the prospects for Africa’s growth. CCAfrica: There has been much talk about Africa’s rise in recent years. As Western economies continue to sputter, many companies, from private equity to global infrastructure fields have turned their sights on Africa. What are the principal factors driving Africa’s growth? David Hale: There are five factors driving Africa’s growth. First, we have very high commodity prices. Africa is overwhelmingly an exporter of commodities: gold platinum, copper, and oil, for


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example. These commodities are currently close to record high prices. Secondly, Africa is attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI in Africa last year was $54 billion. While there was a big drop in North Africa, investment in Sub-Saharan countries like Nigeria grew substantially. Thirdly, Africa has had debt forgiveness. This has improved the fiscal situation of many African countries considerably. Fourthly, Africa has been embracing technology. There are now 500 million cellphone users in Africa and cell phones have transformed communications in a very profound and powerful way. And finally, African politics have improved over the past 10 to 15 years. 25 years ago only three African countries were classified as democratic. Now there are about 20 countries broadly classified as democratic.

generally want to be part of the global economy. Democracy also gives you better political institutions. It gives you more transparency, more accountability, and a way to change policy peacefully. Finally, when these countries were dictatorships you have massive theft. The best example is Nigeria, which has been an oil producing country for half a century. Most of oil profits were stolen. Ghana, which became an oil producer two years ago, studied what Nigeria did wrong and made better decisions, like creating a sovereign wealth fund.

CCAfrica: Are you saying that democracy has had specific benefits for African countries, a democratic dividend of sorts? What is the mechanism behind this?

David Hale: As you have more economic development, by definition you create a middle class. The challenge for Africa is to develop beyond resources to more manufacturing and a larger service sector. All of that is happening, but very incrementally. Many African manufacturing companies have been wiped out by Chinese competition. The Nigerian textile industry is a

David Hale: It’s because you have a new generation. The generation of African leaders who took power in the 1960s were very anti-colonialist and often

CCAfrica: African countries witnessed a period of sustained growth in the 1960 and early 1970s. Yet the next twenty years saw stagnation or worse. What is different about Africa’s rise this time?

5 Factors Driving African Development 1) Africa has very high 3) Africa has had debt Commodity prices forgiveness 2) Africa is attracting more 4)Africa has been embracing foreign direct investments technology 5) African Politics have improved over the past 10-15 years socialist. They nationalized everything and did tremendous damage to their economies. Now you have a new generation that have come to power over the past ten years that have given up on old prejudices. New African leaders

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good example. Labour costs have to rise in China, so that China starts putting factories in Africa. Taiwan has done that already. Taiwanese companies have thousands of workers in the textile industry in Lesotho. That is an example of

in previous periods.

CCAfrica: You mentioned that Af-

rica’s growth has been driven by favourable commodity prices and a greater integration with the global economy. Yet the economic outlook, at least in the West, is uncertain? How will this affect Africa’s growth prospects? David Hale: We passed a real land-

mark in the global economy recently. In 2004, China surpassed America and Europe to become the largest consumer of commodities. China for example now accounts for 40% of world copper consumption; Europe and America combined account for only 27%. The critical factor underpinning the African business cycle is not Europe or America but China. And what will cause a big drop in commodity prices will be China’s coming economic downturn. That will be a challenge.

Ernst & Young’s 2012 Africa Attractiveness survey Building bridges LINK: vwLUAssets/EY_2012_Africa_attractiveness_survey/$FILE/attractiveness_2012_africa_v17.pdf

CCAfrica: You worked for Zurich

Financial, a major global insurer. That means you must understand risk well. What are some of the major risks of investing in Africa? David Hale: The primary risk in Af-

rica in the modern period is politics. 1970s and 1980s had many military coups. You also had governments that were not military but just left wing. Many governments nationalized everything and just looted the country. The second major risk is the global business cycle. A big drop in commodity prices will result in an African downturn.

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growth will be more sustainable than

A Growing Relationship Between Canada and Angola Interview with Ambassador Agostinho Tavares tions in Africa. So the challenges of development are difficult. Angola has developed bilateral relationships to get much needed help and development aid. Angola’s principle partners have been Brazil, Spain and China. Indeed, China has helped finance many big projects from roads and bridges destroyed in the war to new hospitals and schools. China has become a strategic partner of Angola, along with Brazil. Yet Angola is looking for new strategic partners. I think Canada could be a great candidate.



ngola is Canada’s biggest trading partner in Africa. Canada imports almost $1.4 billion of oil annually from the South-West African country. We spoke with Angola’s Ambassador, His Excellency Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto, who has ambitious plans for the future of Angolan-Canadian relations. CCAfrica: Angola has recently emerged from a devastating civil war and is now one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Can you tell us a little but about the recent history of your country and what you expect for the future? Ambassador Agostinho Tavares: In 2002, Angola reached a definitive peace after years of civil war following independence. In the ten years since the peace, Angola has had the opportunity to develop. The government has rebuilt damaged infrastructure and worked to increase the quality of life of its citizens, including improving education, health, transportation, energy and water. There remains a great deal to be done, however. Angola is a big country. Not as big as Canada, but big. And with approximately 18 million people, Angola has one of the larger popula-


CCAfrica: Traditionally, what has been the relationship between Canada and Angola? How would you like to see it progress? Ambassador Agostinho Tavares: Angola and Canada commenced formal diplomatic relations 30 years ago. In 1997, Angola opened a mission in Canada, and has had a permanent ambassador in Canada since that time. While Canada has an accredited Ambassador to Angola, Canada does not have permanent representation residing in the country. Despite Canada’s lack of a permanent representative, trade has been growing between our two countries. Exports from Angola to Canada were greater than $1 billion in 2011. There are many opportunities to grow economic exchange between the two countries. Canada’s expertise in infrastructure, energy and mining, agriculture, technology and education is needed to help develop Angola. A permanent Canadian representative in Angola would help facilitate trade and economic exchange between our two countries. A Canadian mission would facilitate access to visas for Angolans and help forge closer links between the Angolan government

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and Canadian companies. At the current moment, it is extremely difficult for Angolans to get visas to Canada, as they need to go through the Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. I would like to see a closer relationship develop between Angola and Canada, including a permanent Canadian representative in the country. CCAfrica: What are some of the opportunities for Canadian companies in Angola? Ambassador Agostinho Tavares: Now is a good time to invest and do business in Angola. The country has a stable political, economic and social framework and our peace is well-established. There are many opportunities in mining, infrastructure development, industry, education, and other sectors. A new investment act was implemented in 2011, which offers very generous tax incentives and customs incentives for foreign investors. CCAfrica: How is Canada viewed in Angola? You’ve just recently arrived in Canada. What are your impressions of the country? Ambassador Agostinho Tavares: Canada is an important country, a member of the G7, but also known as an honest dealer. You are a rich country, with a living standard that is the envy of the world. In Angola, we also appreciate your expertise, especially in the mining sector, where Canadians are world leaders in mining development and finance. There are many opportunities to develop a more fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship between Canada and Angola. I believe that it is important for Canada to better understand and know Angola, which, I think, requires a permanent diplomatic representative.

A Changing Continent

Interview with Pietro Calice of the African Development Bank


r. Calice, a senior investment officer at the African Development Bank (AfDB), spoke to CCAfrica about the quickening economic pulse of Africa. CCAfrica: In your view, what is the role of the AfDB? How is it different from other multilateral finance agencies? Pietro Calice: Challenges in Africa are different than other regions. Not necessarily bigger, but different. To understand the challenges, you need experience. Working for an institution with its own mandate to work on the development of Africa is a real benefit. The bank’s particular ownership structure—60% of the capital of the bank is owned by African countries—gives you a truly African perspective. CCAfrica: What is driving African growth? Is there anything different about the continent’s prospects as opposed to previous periods of economic progress? Pietro Calice: The bank’s perspective is similar to those of other observers and analysts in that the economic pulse of the continent has quickened recently. Over the last decade African aggregate GDP has been growing at around 5% annually. Compared to what happened in late sixties and seventies, the economic growth over the last ten years has happened within the context of

a more stable and reliable macroeconomic framework. There have been a lot of reforms on the government side which show a more positive outlook.

going to pay off.

Another important public good is political stability as compared to the past. And third, at the geopolitical level, Africa is benefitting from a more diversified global economic structure. As a matter of fact, demand for commodities comes increasingly from China, India, and Brazil.

Pietro Calice: First of all, Canada has been historically engaged in Africa. Canada is the fourth largest, non-regional member of the AfDB in terms of shares. So the tradition of involvement and support towards Africa is a part of Canada foreign policy.

Finally, there are analyses that show that the commodity boom is responsible for only about 30% of GDP growth in the past decade. The remaining two-thirds has come from other sectors, such as consumer goods, infrastructure, and manufacturing. Now the key question is whether this growth momentum can be sustained. There are reasons to be optimistic if one looks at overall conditions. We can expect sustained demand for commodities; we also see increased access to international capital markets. At the same time, domestic economies are also changing. There are important social and demographic changes taking place. A major change is the rise of an urban African consumer, basically the rise of the middle class. Demographics is another positive. Africa will have the largest workforce in the world in the next 30 years. There are reasons to strike an optimistic tone; but there are also reasons to be cautious. First, the external environment can change. There are many risks including the Eurozone crisis, and of course domestic challenges that have to be managed. Second, Africa needs important investment in infrastructure, both physical infrastructure and social infrastructure—education, health—if the demographic dividend is

CCAfrica: Why should Canada be in Africa?

I think the private sector in this country can also start getting involved in the continent, to benefit from recent growth and the commodities boom. To do this, Canada must leverage its comparative advantages. Canada is very strong in resource and commodity sector. Canada also has a strong and stable financial sector. Canada is deeply involved in shaping the new financial system and can work to help Africa in this way. CCAfrica: How about foreign investors? How can we encourage Canadian companies to invest in Africa? Pietro Calice: First of all, they need to change their perspective on Africa. Historically the perception from outside the continent is that Africa is a land of violence, conflict, poverty and famine. While this is partly true, things are changing and changing fast. Just go to Nairobi or Lagos and you will see what is happening; you can feel the boom. It is important to communicate this change. The kind of events that the Canadian Council on Africa puts on, like the conference on African financial institutions for example, provides an opportunity for investors to become more familiar with the political and economic environment in Africa. The conferences also provide an opportunity to develop partnerships with local businesses.

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By Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis


Filling the Missing Middle in Burkina Faso Interview with the CEO of one of Burkina’s Fastest Growing Banks the mining sector. We are looking for partners and potential clients in this sector as well as other business and partnership opportunities. CCAfrica: So far, has your experience at the conference been successful?


assa Idrissa, CEO of Coris Bank International, has developed a successful business model dedicated to financing small- and medium-sized enterprises. CCAfrica had an opportunity to chat with Mr. Idrissa at the recent Africa Finance Conference in Montreal. CCAfrica: Tell me about your company, Coris Bank International. Nassa Idrissa: Coris Bank International is a private bank that specializes in financing small- and medium-size enterprises (SME). The principals of the bank are in Burkina Faso. We opened our doors in 2008. Now we are the second largest bank in the country and the first in corporate finance in Burkina Faso. CCAfrica: Why did you decide to participate in the Africa Finance Conference? Nassa Idrissa: I’m here at the conference to look for partners in the Canadian financial sector as well as other companies interested in doing business in Burkina Faso. Over the last few years, many Canadian companies have moved into Burkina Faso, especially in


Yes. We have found many Canadian companies who are already working in Burkina Faso and interested in partnerships or exploring business opportunities. We have also met with several Canadian financial institutions. We’re looking for a partner to be our correspondent bank in Canada. A meeting I had with the National Bank of Canada was particularly promising. CCAfrica: Many analyses of African economies speak of the “missing middle”, that is the relative lack of SMEs in many African countries. SMEs in places like Canada are responsible for the majority of employment. Finding ways of financing SMEs in Africa is integral to reducing unemployment and fostering growth. How has your bank succeeded in financing SMEs while many others are still struggling? Nassa Idrissa: Our company motto is to do banking differently. So we do things differently. For example, many small businesses don’t have time to leave their companies during regular business hours. Consequently, we are open very long hours, seven days a week, to facilitate access to our offices. We also look beyond traditional criteria when deciding to finance a company. For example, many banks refuse to even look at the informal sector. At Coris, we look at these companies differently. We see them as developing companies with bright futures. In practice, it means we are open to financing businesses even if they don’t have prop-

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er documentation—with certain conditions, of course. We also work with them to get through the necessary steps to formalization. We will give many companies financing for a year while they are in the process of formalizing. CCAfrica: Have you been successful as a business financing SMEs and informal companies? Nassa Idrissa: We continue to have great success with these types of companies. Indeed, we are currently the most profitable bank in Burkina Faso. Since we started in 2008, we have enjoyed double digit growth. CCAfrica: For Canadian companies, what are the opportunities in Burkina Faso? There is nothing but opportunity in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country under construction. We have huge mineral resources and the exploitation of these resources is just beginning. Canadian mining expertise is welcome here. Beyond mines, smaller companies can invest alongside mining companies to supply downstream services. CCAfrica: China has been a major player in Africa lately. How can Canadian companies compete with Chinese companies, who often arrive with support from the Chinese government? Nassa Idrissa: Canadian companies win by being themselves. Canadian companies are known for doing things well and clean. Canadian companies have a reputation of playing by the rules. Canada is also a leader is corporate social responsibility and community relations, which, especially in the mining sector, is very important. Chinese companies have their method; I think that the Canadians will win by being themselves.

CCAfrica in the Media With 10 years of experience and knowledge, working with different government agencies, financial institutions, and the private sector, CCAfrica has become a leader in raising awareness of the vast potential of Africa for Canadian businesses. Today, reputable publications such as the Economist, BE Business Excellence magazine, The Mark, CBC Radio and many more have approached CCAfrica and published many articles on its activities and its mandate to promote the economic development of Africa. These publications have helped in the battle of changing Canadians’ perspective on doing business in Africa, in a positive way.

“Brazil’s exports to Africa climbed from 2.4 billion dollars in 2002 to 12.2 billion dollars in 2011, while total trade (exports and imports) soared from 4.3 billion dollars to 27.6 billion dollars in the same period.” Brazil Forgoing Strategic Alliance with Africa Fabiola Ortiz


he Canadian Council on Africa is pleased to announce that twice a week we will be broadcasting our CCAfrica video blogs via our YouTube channel. CCAfrica News will deliver up-to-date overviews of the economic potential of Africa and how Canadians can capitalize on the enormous business opportunities that exist in the developing markets, in order to help the economic development of Africa. You can also now connect with us via our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn on a daily basis for current up to date news on Africa, upcoming CCAfrica events, and much more. We encourage you to engage with us via our social media channels, and learn how CCAfrica can help your business enter a rapidly expanding economy filled with potential for Canadians.

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Reputable Publications around the world, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, & Youtube

This is where the World connects with African Mining T

he Canadian Council on Africa had the privilege of participating in this year`s South Africa Mining INDABA conference on February 6-9th, 2012. CCAfrica accompanied Natu-

on the corporate social responsibility projects of Canadian mining companies in Africa.

With over 7000 in attendance

“Canadian mining companies abroad totaled some $118 billion in 2010, up from $109 billion in 2009 and $30 billion in 2002.”

Corporate Social Responsibility 2012

ral Resource Canada for the international mining conference in Cape Town South Africa, to conduct a study

from all over the world, INDABA is the world`s largest mining investment conference and the largest mining

event in Africa. To learn more on the CSR projects of 22 Canadian mining companies active in Africa, view our Corporate Social Responsibility 2012 report, a compendium of Canadian mining projects in Africa. Simply view our online version and click on the report. VIEW ONLINE



•18 YEARS OF ESTABLISHMENT •7,000 + of the most internationally-diversified and influential professionals in African mining ***2012 RECORD BREAKING YEAR*** •100 (approximately) countries across six continents represented in 2012 •45 African and Non-African Government delegations in attendance in 2012 •1,200 international companies represented in the 2012 delegation

•400 sponsoring companies representing an impressive sampling of the world’s largest mining companies by market cap •BILLIONS OF US DOLLARS of foreign investment have been channeled into the African mining value chain throughout the 18 years of the annual Mining Indaba. The successful collaboration amongst the organisers, the South African and many other African governments, and Mining Indaba’s partners have led to this success

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1. Open the Doors to African Opportunity (May 17th), for details view page 17. 2. Africa Day in Ottawa (May30th) 3. General Assembly, edition of an annual report (June) 4. CCAfrica Energy Forum, Calgary (June 11th), for details view page 19. 5. Rencontre Internationale de la Francophonie Économique RIFÉ II (during the World Summit of the French Language, Quebec July 2nd to 4th), for details view page 17. 6. Economic Mission to Ethiopia (Fall) 7. CCAfrica 10th Anniversary Gala (October 11th) 8. The African career fair in Canada (October 20th) 16

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training workshop giving the participants the necessary tools to develop new skills to deal with the various African sub-regions.

Open the Doors to African Opportunity:

May 17 at University of Laval in Quebec City The African continent is a Thus, in partnership with the Min-

istry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export (MDEIE) and the Faculty of Administration at Laval University in Quebec, the Canadian Council on Africa is proud to present its seminar “Opening Doors to the African Opportunity”. This session is intended as a practical


vast territory with specifics for each of its sub-regions. The increase of trade between Quebec and Africa depends on improving the knowledge of Quebec’s entrepreneurs and leaders on the business opportunities of the African market and the specifics of the different sub-regions.

The main objective of this activity is to provide executives and managers of companies in Quebec with the necessary tools and knowledge required to develop business in the different sub-regions and thus contribute to sustainable development in Africa. So, come talk to the experts to optimize your own practice on the African continent; acquire new tools to help your economic exchanges with Africa; build a better overview of the characteristics of each sub-regions; come and update your knowledge on the specific of Africa’s own business!

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Key Partners in Doi First Plenary Session: Role of the Dev Financial Institutions: “Essen From left to right: Mr. Hau Sing Tse, Canadian Administrator of AfDB, Paul Numba Um, Sector Manager for Finance and Private Sector Development of World Bank, Mohamed Kalif, Private Sector Department of AfDB, Unknown, His Excellency M. Tavares Agostinho (Angola), Unknown, Hélène Sultan, Director of Latin America, and Africa of MDEIE

Speaker Mr Mohamed Khalif Mr. Paul Noumba Um

Panel 1: “Model of Mr. Mohamed Khalif Mr. Paul Noumba Um Mr. Babalola Abayomi

Panel 2: Challenges Case Studies related to financing need

Honorary Table 1st Lunch, from left to right: Patricia Bentolila, A/Director General, Africa Bureau, DFAIT, Pierre Lemonde, President and CEO, CORIM, Mrs. Patricia Malikail, Director General, Africa Bureau, DFAIT, Charles Sirois, Founding Chairman of Enablis, David Hale, Founding Chairman of David Hale Global Economics, Mark Whittingam, President and CEO of CCC

Mr. Marc Whittingam Mr. Pietro Calice Mr. Christophe Jocktane-Lawson Mrs. Pauline Fokam

Lunch: Enablis: an entre proved itself Keynote Mr. Charles Sirois

Second Plenary Session: Infrastruct Mr. Jean Kabanguka Mr. John Brown Mr. Leo Quenneville

Pauline Fokam, Head of Communication, Marketing, Quality & Procedures Department

Second Plena How to achieve financia investment funds. Partnership: a p strategy in the worl Dr. Benedict Oramah Mrs. Suzanne Gaboury Mrs. Diane Belliveau

Mark Whittingam, President and CEO of CCC


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At the mic: Diane Belliveau, Regional Manager of Africa, EDC, sitting: Karl Miville-de Chêne, Vice President of CCAfrica Eastern Canada, Dr. Benedict Oramah, Executive VP Buisiness, Dev. and Corporate Banking for Afreximbank

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Keynote Lunch-Conference: Charles Sirois, Founding Chairman of Enablis, talking to 200+ key decision makers from the financial institution sector

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AFREXIMBANK thanking CCAfrica’s Team.

Jean Séguin, Assistant Deputy Minister of MDEIE & Alain Carrier, Coordonnator Direction Latin America of MDEIE

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Kick off your Global Petroleum Show June 12-14 with the CCAfrica Energy Forum on June 11


he biannual Global Petroleum Show (GPS) in Calgary is a worldclass event, one of the largest oil and gas exhibitions on the planet. GPS attracts delegations from many countries and delegates from Africa’s burgeoning oil and gas sector are among those in attendance. GPS is a must-attend event for any country looking to increase investment and partners in its energy sector, and for companies seeking new opportunities, partners, technology, equipment, services, and suppliers. To make sure that visiting African delegations can generate real profile and enable their message to get out to their Canadian and global colleagues, CCAfrica is organizing a one-day, high-level forum to facilitate knowledge sharing, insights, and networking before GPS week. This event will take place at the International Suites Hotel, with a great view across fast-growing Calgary. Carefully structured roundtables, experienced guest speakers, and visiting delegates will highlight the op-

portunities and tackle the practical realities of the tremendously exciting African oil and gas sector. “I am recieving calls and emails from across Canada, not just Calgary, as well as parts of Africa that are new to the oil and gas business” says Frank Kense, CCAfrica VP in Western Canada and co-chair of the forum. “We are also working closely with our friends in the Trade Commissioner Service and Diplomatic Corps to get the word out to every incoming African delegation.” Conference supporters confirmed so far include Nexen, Ernst & Young, Norton Rose LLP, CPCS, as well as 123 Freight Inc and Groupe Haus. Special guest speaker Mr. Wale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando, exemplifies the dynamic character of Africa’s contemporary business leaders. He heads a major integrated energy player in Nigeria with global ambitions that stretch from across Africa to, potentially, Western Canada.

early,” says Chris Roberts, forum cochair and President of African Access Consulting. “We have a great venue on the top floor of the International Suites Hotel, but we have limited seating. On one hand, this creates an intimate environment for networking, to facilitate real interaction. On the other, this will be an exclusive access event. This is one of those cases where demand exceeds physical space. We’ll have to book a much bigger venue for 2014, not an easy thing to do during GPS week.” CCAfrica understands that Canada’s oil and gas sector is not unaware of Africa’s opportunities, but much work can still be done to stimulate the flow of deals, partnerships, trade, knowledge-sharing, and trust to make that relationship stronger. Ultimately, Africa must be part of any innovative Canadian Global Energy Strategy.

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Discover the latest developements in the African oil and gas sector and meet key decision-makers

Tatu City As a Means of resolving Kenya continues to be a primary destination for foreign and regional economic investment. In recent years the nation has experienced growing political and economic stability punctuated by the adoption of Kenya Vision 2030. The vision outlines the government of Kenya’s commitment to public investment in social, physical and technological infrastructure.

The capital city, Nairobi, is projected to be the 18th fastest growing city in the world by the year 2030. In its current state, Nairobi is described as congested with continued traffic problems, a public infrastructure deficit and an insatiable demand for housing. As the primary beneficiary of Kenya’s Vision 2030, Nairobi City is expanding its boundaries to accommodate the swelling urban population of over 3 million people. Supporting such growth has been the burgeoning real estate development industry, which has led to the development of East Africa’s most ambitious real estate project, Tatu City.


The vision of Tatu City was born out of a partnership between Moscow based Renaissance Partners and Tatu City Ltd. as a means of resolving the housing deficit as well as ensuring the sustainable growth of Nairobi. Located just outside of Nairobi, Tatu City offers investors a world-class infrastructure services grid with clear development guidelines and a guaranteed title of ownership. It will be home to an estimated 70,000 residents who will have the opportunity to live, work and play within their community. Tatu City represents a “new urbanism” in Africa and will provide a comprehensive mix of land uses, which will include


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residential developments, retail, commercial, tourism, social facilities and recreation. It is anticipated that this decentralized community

A Model for Development the housing deficit

By Anthonia Ogundele

will attract around 30,000 day visitors on the proposed 1,000 hectares (2, 400 acres) development site.

setting a standard for environmental protection and development guidelines in the region.

It is within this context that

As a graduate student in ur-

“The capital city, Nairobi, is projected to be the 18th fastest growing city in the world by the year 2030.�

1)Understand the culture. 2)Be patient. 3)Seek local expertise and mentoring.

ban planning at the University of Waterloo, I was particularly interested in what strategies would be implemented to address environmental sustainability. It was comforting to know that the planners are committed to preserving a large portion of green space to maintain the landscape’s environmental integrity. The extremely competent staff at Tatu City were an exemplary group for professional and personal mentoring, offering me lots of advice on either working or doing business in Africa.

4)Take the time to understand the landscape within your particular industry of interest. 5)Spend an extended period of time there. For more information about Tatu City visit:


I commenced an unpaid summer internship with Renaissance Partners in the summer of 2011. Working with Tatu City gave me the chance to understand the opportunities and challenges presented, when attempting to build a world-class city. The concepts of sustainability, livability and growth were paramount in all discussions. From promoting public transportation networks to the creation of green development guidelines, Tatu City is not only creating a sustainable city, but is also

From this experience I would recommend the following 5 things for any young professional attempting to either start a business or work in any country in Africa:

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“Cattle from Belfontaine regularly win championships at exhibitions in Canada, in the United States, in Mexico and in Europe.�

Canadian agricultural company Belfontaine Partnering with Angola F

ounded in 1957, Belfontaine is a Canadian agricultural company specialized in the breeding and selling of dairy cattle from Holstein and Jersey breeds and in the commercialization of dairy genetics. Belfontaine operates a dairy farm of about 160 head and produces over 400,000 liters of milk per year of a very high quality. In Canada, farm Belfontaine received the title of best breeder in the country in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Cattle from Belfontaine lines regularly win championships at exhibitions in Canada, in the United States, in Mexico and in Europe. Belfontaine is known worldwide for its expertise in product development and distribution of high genetic products and in the development of services and products associated with


the operation of dairy farms. Leading partner of local actors in several countries, Belfontaine is involved in the designing, implementation and shared management of high genetic dairy farms, which is in line with the global trend towards self-sufficiency and sustainable development. Services of our Belfontaine consultants cover animal feeding, genetics and daily farm productivity. Belfontaine also offers the necessary training for the operation of dairy farms by local actors and the sale of cattle, equipment, semen and embryos as well as technologies for genetic improvement. In Angola, Belfontaine is in partnership with Giasop in the operation of a dairy farm of high quality ge-

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netic and breeding cattle on the Fruta Boa site. Culture of the farm land will allow the implementation of a program of self-sufficient food for cattle. Training programs associated with the project will promote the development of partnerships with producers, technology transfer, the dairy and cattle production and the creation of accessible jobs. The project includes the construction of infrastructure that can accommodate 1,200 dairy cows, 500 heifers as well as bulls. Some bulls chosen for their high genetic quality will be used to produce artificial seed to be sold in Angola and throughout Africa, continuing the improvement of local livestock.

First Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Nairobi, Kenya, April 1-3, 2012 David W. Strangway, PhD, FRSC, OC


am pleased to report on this seminal meeting that took place in Nairobi under the sponsorship of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNESCO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the government of Kenya. The first two days consisted of a series of intense presentations from around the world, but with a strong focus on African experience. Sessions ranged from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and Labor Markets in Africa to Strengthening Scientific Research: a New Deal for African Science on the first day. On the second day there was a series of breakout sessions under the theme of Science, Technology and Innovation in Action. These were 1.Water and Sanitation; 2. ICT; 3. Health: 4.

Agriculture and Food Security: 5. Renewable Energy and Climate Change: 6. Youth Employment. These sessions were followed by plenary sessions on From Science and Technology to Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The third day was given over to a Ministerial Conference. All together the AUC had managed to bring 35 Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, of Finance and Planning, and of Education from many parts of

tial of Research for Development. All agreed that they should strive to reach an investment level of 1% expenditures on research and development as a percentage of the GDP. It was agreed that they would come together to strengthen the newly formed Pan African University with five campuses to be spread around Africa. My own presentation was based on my early days in Africa. My parents lived in Angola from 1927 to 1967. Theirs was a life of tropical medi-

Africa to participate in round tables. Presentations were given by Abdoulaye Janneh, head of UNECA, Jean Ping, head of AUC, Donald Kaberuka, president of AfDB, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Mwai Kibaki, president of Kenya. The outcome of the meeting was a Ministerial Declaration about the need to use STI for the development of the African continent and to harness the incredible poten-

cine, building a full range of health care and agricultural systems. I was involved in the creation of the 2000 Canada Research Chairs. I have been proposing that Africa develop a program of 1000 Africa Research Chairs. Prior to this at a meeting in Addis Ababa we had agreed on a concept by which the proposal for the chairs would be incorporated with the Pan African University and thus become an explicit project>

“The AUC had managed to bring 35 Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, of Finance and Planning, and of Education from many parts of Africa to participate in round tables.�

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Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive Growth

tary general of the Association of African Universities. Still to be appointed is a representative from the AfDB. In the meantime the concept will be presented to a meeting of the African ministers of education (COMEDAF) in April and at a future meeting of the African ministers of STI (AMCOST). Also at this meeting Peter Singer of Canada was able to present the details of the next competition for proposals to the Grand Challenges of Health project. Africa is on the move. The many presentations demonstrated that the countries of Africa know very well the challenges that they face on so many fronts. And they are addressing these challenges by building their capacity in higher education and committing to building the research capacity to meet their own grand challenges. There was


rated with the Pan African University and thus become an explicit project of the AUC. The concept of the chairs has been sponsored by the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP). I was able to report on this exciting development at the meeting and talk about the task force reporting to M. Ezin, the AUC Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology. The task force will steer the process of creating a full implementation plan that will report around the end of 2012 with the possibility of implementation in 2013. The task force members include senior members of the education staff and of the science and technology staff of the HRST Commission. I am a member as is Jan DeGroof from Belgium, a senior person in education and close to the EU, Phillipe Mawoko head of the African Observatory for Science, technology and innovation, Aggrey Ambali of Nepad, Jegede Olugbemiro, secre-


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renewed commitment to update the Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) for Science first developed in 2005, an effort being led by Aggrey Ambali. It became clear that the concept of aid is changing dramatically as Africa works out its own needs and seeks to meet these needs rather than be driven as in the past by donor countries various agendas for Africa. I was able to report on developments in Angola for example. They have just created six new universities; they have created a policy on science, technology and innovation, they have asked me and some others to propose an implementation plan appropriate to the lusophone countries, they have now held their second national conference on Science, Technology and Innovation and I have been privileged to be a keynote speaker. As we heard at the forum comparable activities are taking place across the continent.

Education for Employment (EFE) Africa supports private sector development through labour force training and support to small business in sectors of the economy lacking skilled workers and entrepreneurs. It is being implemented in Senegal, Tanzania and Mozambique with the support of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and funding assistance from the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Expanding Education for Employment through New Partnerships


n Senegal, the Réseau des établissements de formation professionnelle et technique du Sénégal (REFOPS) (Technical and Vocational Training Institutions Network of Senegal) was established by 18 training institutions towards the end of 2011. Recognizing the need for educational institutions and the private sector to work together to provide training that meets labour market needs, REFOPS immediately initiated an agreement with the Réseau de responsabilité sociale des entreprises du Sénégal (RSE) (Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network of Senegal). As set out in their agreement, the CSR network and REFOPS are collaborating to promote social corporate responsibility and to facilitate links between the educational institutions which are members of REFOPS and businesses that are members of the CSR network. A win-win partnership for all parties. For more information: partenariats-internationaux/nouvelles-articles

See Bulletin RSE Sénégal, page 5.

Sector Councils: an emerging idea in mining, tourism, agriculture


trategies to connect industry and education are critical to ensuring that the right people with the right skills are available at the right time. In Tanzania, stakeholders in the mining sector (Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy (TCME), industry representatives, education providers, and government) reached consensus on the need for a formal structure to facilitate dialogue between industry and training and education providers. The EFE Tanzania and TCME facilitated a Min-

council” could address. The EFE will continue to work with TCME in finding an appropriate mechanism to address sector-wide human resource issues. In the tourism sector, the Tourism Confederation of Tanzania has been designated as the lead for moving ahead with the development of a Tourism Sector Forum, building on recommendations from a roundtable held in February 2011, which was co-facilitated by the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. As with the mining sector, tourism stakeholders identified access to timely Labour-Market Information

“As with the mining sector, tourism stakeholders identified access to timely Labour-Market Information and industry standards and certification as pressing needs to ensure a good match between labour market need and the supply of qualified graduates.” ing Sector Roundtable in January 2012, with technical input from the Canadian Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MIHR). After learning about the programs and services offered by MIHR, Tanzanian mining sector stakeholders identified the development of occupational standards and the centralized collection of labour market information as issues which a “sector

and industry standards and certification as pressing needs to ensure a good match between labour market need and the supply of qualified graduates. The agricultural sector has also identified the need for a sector-wide mechanism to discuss human resource issues. Follow-up action will be taken.

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Network-to-network partnership: education – private sector networking


on. Jacques Saada, President of the RIFE Conference the International Meeting of the Francophone Economies (RIFÉ) represents the economic component of the Global Forum of the French language that will be held in Quebec City from July 2-6, 2012.


sectors and enhancing the economic Francophonie) will result in recommendations that will be forwarded to the highest political level. Indeed, the recommendations of the 2012 RIFÉ will be brought to attention, as lines of thought, to the political authorities present at the XIV Summit of the Francophonie to be held next October in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

dent of the Union of French Chambers of Commerce Abroad (UCCIFE) and President of the CCIP;

Developed in 2008 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris (CCIP), the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada - Quebec Division, Canadian Council on Africa under the sponsorship of His Excellency Mr. Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie, the RIFÉ 2012 renewed its efforts and will host several guests, including:

• And many others, including representatives of SMEs from the international Francophonie.

LA RIFÉ 2012: An Event, a responsibility, a rendezvous to mark in your calendar! More than 250 participants, French-speaking people and Francophile, representing about fifty countries are expected to attend the meeting, which aims to define a strategy and develop concrete and effective mechanisms to enable the Francophonie Economic to affirm and reinforce its economic importance on the international scene for the benefit of its community and civil business. Each of the topics covered (doing business in French, how to develop francophone entrepreneurship, structuring priority economic


• The Honourable Jacques Saada, Minister responsible for La Francophonie in Canada (2004-2006) and President-Host of the 2012 RIFÉ • Mr. Murat Yalcintas, president of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce • Mr. Jean-Rene Fourtou, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi and Co-Chair of Business Club France-Morocco; •

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Pierre-Antoine Gailly, presi-

• Jean-Paul Bachy, President of the International Affairs Committee of the Association of Regions of France (ARF) and vice president economy of the International Association of Francophone Regions (RFIDs);

RIFE 2012 will be an opportunity to: • Participate in interactive workshops, debates and discussions by senior representatives from economic, institutional and University of La Francophonie; • Network with entrepreneurs, men and women of all business sectors, through networking events and business meetings customized; • Assist in developing a true Francophone Economic Area, a market estimated in a few years, to be over 750 million potential consumers; • Discover Quebec City, home to French civilization in America, in a particularly festive times: The Quebec City Summer Festival.

Visit our BLOG to be aware of the latest news on RIFÉ

AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD Peter Munk cites 25 ways Barrick contributes to communities


“While Barrick makes these contributions voluntarily, which totaled $47 million in 2011, the projects provide tangible evidence of a broader business strategy to provide economic and social benefits to communities in 11 countries.�

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Barrick CEO Aaron Regent and Founder and Chairman Peter Munk at Barrick’s annual shareholders meeting on May 2, 2012. A

t Barrick’s annual meeting this month, Barrick Founder and Chairman Peter Munk zeroed in on what ultimately makes a mining company successful: a social license to operate. “It’s not enough to have money,” Munk said. “It’s not enough to have reserves. It’s not enough to have great mining people. It’s not enough to have a great board determined to create more production and more value. Today, the single most critical factor in growing a mining company is a social consensus — a license to mine.”

generated strong local support for its operations worldwide, including complex regions where some competitors have experienced major setbacks and project delays. Munk then proceeded to list 25 Barrick community projects, from education to clean water to affordable housing, in places like Argentina, Chile, Peru and Tanzania. While Barrick makes these contributions voluntarily, which totaled $47 million in 2011, the projects provide tangible evidence of a broader business strategy to provide economic and social benefits to communities in 11 countries.

Munk emphasized that corporate social responsibility has been a part of Barrick’s DNA since its founding nearly 30 years ago. This approach has

Munk spoke passionately about the positive impact of mining, particularly in developing regions, where other viable economic activities and employ-


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ment opportunities are limited. For example, at Barrick’s Pascua-Lama project, located on the Chilean Argentine border, the company received more than 150,000 applications from job seekers. Munk urged those opposed to mining to adopt a more balanced perspective. “Thousands of people are applying for (mining) jobs,” he said. “They have children and grandchildren, and they’re entitled to dignity… and that can only come by providing a lifestyle that gives them an education and income that provides that dignity.” The list of projects cited by Munk, along with links to stories that provide more information about each initiative:

program that has reached more than 5,000 people in a region with very low literacy levels.


1.We’re installing 600 computers in rural schools and providing free wireless internet access in remote villages in Chile. 2.Following a devastating earthquake in Chile in 2010, Barrick pledged $5 million to the reconstruction efforts in several towns in Chile’s coastal region of Maule, rebuilding schools and other historical buildings. 3.In 2011, Barrick opened a $50 million wind farm in Chile, which will generate enough renewable energy to supply 10,000 households. 4.We’ve contributed close to $1 million to a new center for children with physical disabilities in Chile’s Atacama region. The contribution is part of the Atacama Commitment, an alliance with eight Chilean NGOs, the UN Global Compact and government partners aimed at alleviating poverty in the Atacama region. 5.As part of the Atacama Commitment, we are working with our partner A Roof for Chile to build new homes for 1,200 people currently living in substandard housing in Copiapo. The first phase of this $6.5 million project is expected to be completed this summer.


6.In Peru, more than 30,000 students and 900 teachers are benefitting from a program to improve math education in rural communities with support from Barrick. 7.We have funded a new fleet of 24 modern ambulances in the La Libertad region of Peru. 8.We have contributed $2.3 million to World Vision-led poverty alleviation programs in Peru. The programs have helped nearly 4,000 families in 30 communities in regions where chronic malnutrition affects five out of every ten children.

Papua New Guinea

9.Barrick doctors are providing HIV/AIDS counseling, testing and treatment at a clinic in Porgera Station to fight the disease in Papua New Guinea. 10.Our Porgera mine provides support for government vaccination programs that fight curable diseases, such as polio, measles and tetanus. We provide a helicopter to reach remote communities where children have no regular access to doctors. 11.In Papua New Guinea, we have supported an adult literacy

United States

16.Barrick is a major supporter of food banks in Las Vegas that serves nearly 100,000 people each month in a state that was hit extremely hard by the recession. 17.In Nevada, we’ve created a scholarship fund for Western Shoshone students that will last for generations. 18.We recently donated $1.2 million to Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada to upgrade facilities and expand programs to more students.


19.In Canada, we donated $5.5 million to Toronto Western Hospital in memory of Barrick’s late CEO Greg Wilkins. The donation that will support surgical care for people in developing countries who have no access to advanced health care. 20.In Canada, we recently announced a $1 million donation to the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa in support of its mandate to raise awareness and educate people about Canada’s natural heritage. 21.At our Hemlo operation in Ontario, we’ve partnered with First Nations communities to create skills training programs that prepare local youth for work at the mine.


22.In Argentina, more than 1,000 women from remote communities have received free cancer screening as part of a women’s health campaign launched by Barrick. 23.We invested nearly $600,000 to help local farmers launch a sun-dried tomato exporting initiative in the country’s Jachal district. The project is helping local farmers develop a sustainable livelihood and expand their production and markets.


24.In Australia, we’ve provided funding for a new Aboriginal Studies Centre that will support education and cultural awareness. 25.We helped launch the Lake Cowal Foundation, which has implemented projects to improve and enhance more than 14,000 hectares of land in the Lake Cowal area.

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12.We have supported the construction of 13 schools in Tanzania to date, with plans to build more. 13.In Tanzania, in the last year, we’ve announced plans to build a $2 million water pipeline that will help supply fresh water to an estimated 150,000 people living near our operations. 14.African Barrick Gold has created a community development fund with an annual budget of $10 million to support projects in Tanzania that alleviate poverty and improve quality of life. 15.We’ve helped to fund hundreds of life-changing surgeries for children and young adults in Tanzania who suffer from serious medical conditions.

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CCAfrica Newsletter May 2012 Issue #1

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Karl Hasenhuendl Graphics Designer CCAfrica Ottawa

The CCAfrica Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Canadian Coun-

cil on Africa, the only pan-Canadian organization dedicated to the economic development of Africa. The CCAfrica Newsletter is an essential resource in raising awareness of Africa as a business destination with numerous and diverse opportunities. The CCAfrica Newsletter offers a large variety of information related to Africa, CCAfrica’s events and activities, its members, news and CSR activities, and the nominations of African ambassadors to Canada and Canadians to Africa. The CCAfrica Newsletter is distributed nationwide to Canadian companies, government agencies, and NGOs. It is also posted on our website for public viewing, which is viewed by over 6,000 visitors per month with over 80% of them being new visitors. All online newsletter ads will have a clickable link to the ad’s website.

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