STA shaping the future of sustainable trade at COP28 – Gulf Today

  • Date: 08-Dec-2023
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STA shaping the future of sustainable trade at COP28 – Gulf Today

Top officials during the Sustainable Trade Africa event in Dubai in Wednesday.

Sajjad Ahmad, Deputy Business Editor

Sustainable Trade Africa (STA) concluded its impactful journey, culminating in a successful event on Wednesday at Jafza One Convention Centre in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The event featured insightful conversations and strategic engagements with prominent figures who are shaping the future of sustainable trade.

Centred around the theme “Transforming Africa Trade for Climate Resilience & Sustainable Development,”

The Sustainable Trade Africa event, served as a catalysing force, rallying investors around the transformative concept of a platform. The goal is to create a dynamic space that fosters innovation, collaboration, and sustainable development, aligning with the broader objectives of COP28.

Distinguished speakers at the event discussed the various opportunities to accelerate more sustainable growth.

Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, President & Chairman of the Board, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank),

delved into the vibrant African economy, shedding light on the dynamic landscape. He shared insights into the collaborative efforts between the African Development Bank, the Africa Union Commission, and AfCFTA. Additionally, he highlighted the launch of new payment systems, reflecting a commitment to advancing financial mechanisms for African trade.

Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50 said, “As a pan-African infrastructure investment platform, Africa50’s mandate is to