October 19-20, 2022 | New York City


The Trade, FDI and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa (TFi4SD Africa) Summit is a senior-level, invitation-only forum.

As Africa rides the wave of the digital revolution to transition from the margins to the mainstream of global commerce, the Summit is curated to foster commercial and policy solutions in a collaborative environment.

The Summit convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia and the civic sector to explore and harness best practices from around the world – to help cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa’s position in the changing global economic order.

After a two-year hiatus, due to COVID-19, the 2022 edition will take place from October 19-20 in New York City, United States. This in-person event brings global leaders to your doorstep – with exciting networking opportunities. Join us!


Her Excellency Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Former President of Mauritius

Ms. Kathryn Wylde

President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Dr. Fred Olayele

Principal Investigator, TFi4SD Research Initiative & Board Chair, Economic Club of Africa in New York.

Ms. Anabel González

Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization & Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica.

Dr. Witney Schneidman

Senior International Advisor for Africa Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC, United States

Mr. Pradip Madan

Managing Partner, Great North Ventures Silicon Valley, California, United States

Dr. Lourdes Casanova

Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute Cornell University, New York, United States

Dr. Marit Kitaw

Interim Director, African Minerals Development Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mr. Modibo I. Toure

Special Envoy on Shareholder Relations to the President of the African Development Bank & Former Minister of New Technologies & Telecommunications, Republic of Mali.

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin

Advisory Partner and Chief Economist, PwC West Africa

Mr. Joshua Soloway

Chief Legal Officer, Multitaskr & Board Secretary, Economic Club of Africa in New York, United States.

Mr. Jean-Paul Adam

Former Minister of Finance, Seychelles & Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia.

Ms. Carol Pineau

Award-winning Filmmaker and Journalist, Washington, DC, United States

Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych

Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer, Washington, DC, United States

Dr. Bartholomew Armah

Acting Director, Macroeconomics and Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ambassador Johanna Svanikier

Founder & President, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa Foundation, Accra, Ghana


  1. Preparing Africa’s Next Unicorns: Disruptive Technologies, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Venture Capital Ecosystem
  2. Climate Finance and the Energy Transition: Green Carbon, Blue Carbon, and Africa’s Net Zero Journey
  3. Advanced Currency Management and Digital Payment and Settlement Systems in Africa
  4. Public-Private Partnerships and Innovative Resource Mobilization Paradigms: Prospects and Challenges in the African Context
  5. Hydrogen Technologies, Sustainable Mining, and Financing Solution in Africa
  6. ESG, Fiscal Space, and the Global Minimum Tax Debate: Implications for Resource Mobilization in Africa
  7. Rethinking Diaspora Remittances, Real Estate, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Pension Funds in Africa
  8. Agricultural Commercialization, Agro-allied Industries, and Food Sufficiency in Africa: A Resource Mobilization Imperative
  9. Financing for Africa’s Development: Education, Healthcare, and Social Services under Disruptive Technologies


Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson River
Address: 2 Exchange Place Jersey City
NJ 07302, United States

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson River offers New York City skyline views from its tranquil waterfront location for the perfect blend of convenience and wellness.

Walk to restaurants or hop on the PATH train or ferry to New York City. The riverfront location gives guests serenity and space for a relaxing stay.

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