Jambo Africa Online’s “African Diary” is a section which announces the major multilateral meetings which will be taken place on the continent convened by such institutions as the African Union (AU); AfCFTA Secretariat; Economic Commission on Africa; Regional Economic Communities Business Councils (such as COMESA); and pan African business chamber federations such as the Africa Business Council (AfBC) and the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI)






Afreximbank in collaboration with Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA), the Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and the East African Business Council (EABC) are jointly organising a Zanzibar Trade and Investment Forum (ZTIF). The Forum themed: “Promoting Sustainable Trade and Investment Under the AfCFTA” is scheduled to take place from 30 November – 1 December 2022 at the Golden Tulip  Zanzibar Airport Hotel, Tanzania. 

Why attend:
– An opportunity to explore trade, investment and finance opportunities between Zanzibar and the rest of Africa in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
 The President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has been invited to officiate and grace the Forum.
– Ministers, Senior government officials, Industry Captains, potential investors, financial institutions will deliberate and provide insights during high level panel discussions on:

  • Harnessing and Maximizing Zanzibar’s Blue Economy Potential
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Operating in Zanzibar’s Tourism and Real Estate Sector
  • Creating the Conditions for Growth: Challenges & Opportunities for the Private Sector in Zanzibar
  • Improving Food Security, Agricultural Productivity and Expanding Agribusiness Opportunities in Zanzibar and
  • Global External Shocks: Financing for Africa’s Recovery

The Forum will facilitate B2B engagements, joint ventures, partnerships and business deals and will also provide an opportunity for Zanzibar to showcase its investment opportunities and projects, including:

  • Development of an International Financial Services Centre
  • Development of the Mzee Ruhsa Information Technology University
  • Development of the Maisala Multiple Games Stadium
  • Development of a Cyber City/Cyber Islands
  • Automation of the Land Transportation System
  • Deep Sea Fishing Hub Development
  • Tourism Centre for Excellence
  • Software Development
  • Irrigation Infrastructure Development

It is therefore, with great pleasure that we cordially invite you to the Zanzibar Trade and Investment Forum. For registration, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and other information pertaining to the Forum, kindly click on the button below.

To REGISTER, please click HERE.


Join the Acting, Head of Industry, Innovation and Minerals Division of the

African Union Commission at the AEZO 7th Annual Meeting & AU 5th

Symposium on SEZs

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Ron Osman Omar, the Acting, Head of Industry, Innovation and Minerals Division of the African Union Commission will be speaking at the AEZO 7th Annual Meeting and the AU 5th Symposium on SEZs during the conference session entitled “Economic resilience, Green growth and Industrial transformation: New paths to African SEZ prosperity”, scheduled on December 1st, 2022 at 10:45 (Abuja time).

Mrs. Ron Osman Omar advocates Africa’s industrial development to enable trade. Focal point for the accelerated industrial development for Africa, she translates vision into plans and plans into actions in coordination with RECs, member state and private sector. Before joining AUC department of Trade and Industry, Ron Osman Omar held various senior positions within Djibouti’s Ministry of Trade and Industry reaching most senior civil servant position as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Trade, SMEs, Handcraft, Tourism and formalization. Prior to this she held executive position like Director of Industry in the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Chairperson of Djibouti Telecom’s Board director. As former director of industry within Djibouti’s ministry of trade and Industry Ron Osman supervised the Djibouti’s Industrial Development Forum and coordinated public and private investment in the manufacturing sector.

This conference session will highlight the role of SEZs in accelerating industrial transformation, contributing to economic resilience, and fostering green growth policy reforms. It will also provide quidance on the Impact of circular economies, global trade and supply chains; the value creation in SEZs on; building stakeholders resilience, economic corridors and industrial upgrading; the role of African SEZs in facilitating regional integration through AfCFTA..

Register now and hear from leading government officials, C-Level representatives from Economic Zones, Investments and Promotion Agencies, private and public sector representatives, international experts to highlight the sustainable development and the new wave of global value chains that will require greater adaptability and resilience in developing project.

For the PROGRAMME, please click HERE.

For the VIDEO TEASER, please click HERE.

To REGISTER, please click HERE.