THE SECOND AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION FORUM (ATF2018)

Hosted by ACET in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, the second African Transformation Forum (ATF2018), is a unique, policy-focused event that will bring together leading experts and practitioners to share perspectives on how to accelerate job growth, boost investment, and implement transformation policies.

The second African Transformation Forum (ATF2018) – is being hosted by the African Center For Economic Transformation in collaboration with the Government of Ghana

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June 20-21, 2018, Accra Ghana

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Introduction

The African Transformation Forum (ATF) – which is being hosted by the African Center for Economic Transformation – is a unique, policy-focused event that convenes diverse and distinguished voices from across government, business, civil society, and philanthropy to share solutions-and make commitments-for accelerating job growth, boosting investment, and implementing transformation policies. It is a dialogue built around action, not just ideas. The inaugural ATF, held in March 2016, drew almost 300 attendees from across the continent and beyond. It also received extensive media coverage by regional, continental and global news outlets, providing broad visibility for the sponsors of the event.

ATF2018 is a dialogue for action. It will:

  • Offer an unparalleled opportunity for the private sector and other non-state actors to get engaged and help shape the course of economic transformation in Africa.
  • Take stock of progress made in the Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT). Launched at ATF2016, PACT is a mechanism for high-level government, private sector and civil society stakeholders to collaborate across sectors and borders to speed up implementation of transformative policies and reforms.
  • Allow attendees to contribute directly to the formation of action plans for several PACT thematic Chapters, including those focused on resource mobilization, manufacturing, agriculture, extractives and skills development.
  • Feature a private sector CEO roundtable in which a panel of leading executives will share their thoughts and strategies on the vital role of the business community in Africa's transformation process.

Who is attending the ATF2018?

  • Heads of State (4), ministers (15), and high-level government officials (50).
  • CEOs and leaders from businesses across the private sector (70).
  • Heads of international foundations, development agencies and civil society organizations (35).
  • Experts and entrepreneurs from a cross-section of industries, including finance, agriculture, infrastructure, extractives and manufacturing.
  • Journalists from global and African media, including print, digital, radio and television.

ATF: A dialogue for action

The ATF is Africa's only continent-wide event devoted solely to promoting transformation strategies. Most importantly, it is a dialogue built around action, not just ideas. As such, it offers an unparalleled opportunity for the private sector and other non-state stakeholders to get engaged and help shape the course of economic transformation in Africa.

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ATF2018: More than talk

The African Transformation Forum 2018 will not be a series of sessions to revisit the general challenges and goals of economic transformation. We have moved beyond that, as the Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT) progress demonstrates. Rather, ATF2018 is an opportunity to hold substantive discussions and debates around key issues that already are well-researched and, in some cases, around action plans for implementation at the country level.

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About PACT

The Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT) is a mechanism for governments and local policymakers to gain information and support as they design and implement innovative policies related to economic transformation.

Its rationale is simple but powerful: African governments can accomplish more together than they can apart.

It will include five topic-driven chapters with a core membership comprising African countries, as represented by sector ministers and other government officials. Members will include representatives from the private sector, civil society and development partner organizations.

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We invite you to take part and contribute your voice and ideas to Africa's most important transformation dialogue-a dialogue for action

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