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Friends of Africa is delighted to Invite All Peoples to her 11th Edition Economic Summit " The RECOVERY"

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Casa Foundation is excited to host the annual Friends of Africa (FOA2021) Economic Summit. We look forward to welcoming a global community of influencers to FOA.

The global pandemic has had devastating effects worldwide. The impact of the pandemic in Africa has been challenging, with increased strains on local institutions and economies. african Development Bank (AfDB) projects a contraction of growth, that could lead to GDP losses of $300.5 billion and $288.7 billion in Africa by end of 2021.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing, the 11th annual FOA Summit will be organized as a Hybrid experience from October 1-3, 2021. Live viewing will be available for Registered delegates from outside Canada as well. The 3rd of October session is a Private Dinner session with VIPs.

Friends of Africa (FOA)

FOA is a Global platform that promotes economic and business development opportunities in emerging markets and connects startup businesses in the Diaspora to pitch their ideas to investors and partners.

What should I Expect at FOA Summit ?

  • Keynote address
  • Panel discussions
  • Fireside chat
  • Pitch presentation*
  • Workshops
  • Business Showcase: Marketplace & Products
  • Black Founders in Business
  • Delegates:

  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • Government of Alberta
  • Governments from African Countries
  • Representatives from Multilaterals Institutions
  • Organization of Women in International Trade
  • Diasporan Associations and Represenative Groups
  • Professional Organizations
  • Canadian Chambers of Commerce
  • Canadian Boards of Trade
  • Colleges and Universities from other Countries
  • Canandian Financial Institutions
  • Diplomatic Embassies in Canada
  • Private Sector Corporations
  • Women-led Groups
  • Youth Initiatives
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • *FOA: Where Ideas meet Opportunities.

    Rules apply.

    
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    Images from: Casa Foundation-FOA 2017, FOA 2018

    • Hon Suze Morrisson, Canadian Parliament addresses Delegates at FOA opening .
    • FOA 2018 CEO Forum: with Hon Boye Oyewunmi- Ondo State Government, Nigeria
    • FOA 2017 African Forum: Nate Lowbeer-Lewis, MD, CPCS, Uganda; Arc. Olusola Oyelade, Principal, Casa Architects & Designs, Nigeria.
    
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    The Honorable Doug Ford

    Premier, Government of Ontario, Canada addresses Delegates to FOA 2020

    Full Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhLhjlgRfCk&t=1126s

    
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    • Pic 1: FOA Team with Hon Navin Chandaria- Hon Consul General of Kenya.
    • Pic 2: Startup Businesses @FOA 2017 Pitch Masters Candidates with Marlon Yarde, President of Barbados Stock Exchange and
    • Julia Deans, President/ CEO of Futurpreneur, Canada
    • FOA Pitch Presentation
    
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    FOA 2014 Keynotes

    • Hon Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah: Minister of Presdency, Republic of Ghana
    • Arc Olusola Oyelade: Chair, Casa Foundation
    • Hon Han Dong: Member of Parliament and Min. of Univ. Traning, & Colleges, ON Canada at FOA 2014

    Watch FOA 2018- Market Place

    FOA 2018: Post Conference Meetings with Public sector-Government of Canada and Nigeria

    • Hon Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure welcomes
    • Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade- representing CasaFoundation Board, and Government of Ondo State delegation led by
    • His Excellency, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
    • AfroCanadian Business Innovators @FOA MarketPlace.

    FOA 2019- In Picture below:

  • Plenary Sessions and FireSide Chat with Nigerian Government
    • H.E Ambassador of Morroco in Canada: Madam Souriya Otmani
    • Prof. Wendy Cukier- VP/ Director Diversity Institute @ Ryerson University, Canada
    • Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade- President, Casa Foundation
    • Hon Boye Oyewunmi- Special Adviser to Government of Ondo, Nigeria; Ondo Investments
    • The Hon Jean Augustine: 1st Black MP/ Federal Minister, Canada
    • The Hon Suze Morrison- Member of Parliament, Canada
    • The Hon Faisal Ahmed- Member of Parliament, Canada
    • Hon Hamid Hamdoucci- Special Adviser to the Kingdom of Morrocco,
    • President/CEO MABI- Canada and Morroco
    • Private Sector CEOs and Businesses.

    Dont miss FOA 2021: Register Today

    
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    FOA 2019- Summary Video

    FOA 2020-Summary Video (Below with Hon Doug Ford- Premier of Ontario)

    
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    Organizer of Friends of Africa Economic Summit 2021 (11th Edition)

    About Casa Foundation for International Development.

    Casa Foundation is a Canadian Registered Non Profit organization focused on advancing women, youths and emerging leaders, through economic, entrepreneurship, and business development initiatives. Casa Foundation offers support to vertical sectors in the area of health, infrastructure, and education. Casa foundation’s social impact programs and initiatives these three-fold segments of the economy. Casa Foundation started operations in April, 2011.

    Casa foundation provides her charity support programs through designated Shelters Homes for the needy, and community support groups. Casa foundation’s Educational programs support University, College, and International students in business related studies in Canada by bridging the gap in required learning resources. Casa provides tuition scholarships -through its designated Colleges, tutoring, training, educational materials and conferences to students of her partner Universities and Colleges. The education support program aims to provide grants to innovative students to augment the cost of tertiary and graduate education where available. Casa foundation’s Health support programs is executed by international Partners who provide medical equipment to teaching hospitals, health and immunization awareness programs-under her “Mother & Child” program.

    Casa Foundation holds strategic economic, business, and entrepreneurship forums, conferences, workshops, training, and seminars. These sessions aim to create a robust platform for discussion of economic, business, and entrepreneurship development initiatives that could expand small businesses and improve access to resource requirements for leaders, women and startup groups. Her platforms seek to develop business initiatives and mentoring support for women, youths, and potential leaders that could strengthen private participation in economic development. Facilitators are drawn from expert panel teams from institutions in the public and private sector and companies operating in the sector focus for each year.

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