Africa Committee



Dr. Sherif El-Gabaly, Vice President of the COMESA Business Council and Chairman of the Africa Committee at EBA, has inaugurated a workshop organized by the COMESA Business Council in cooperation with EBA on “DIGITALISATION TOOKLITS FOR GREATER FINANCIAL INCLUSION”. The workshop aims to: - Provide an overview of the COMESA Digital Financial Inclusion Program - Enhance MSME's knowledge of instant and inclusive cross-border digital financial services to enhance their participation in intra-COMESA trade - Identify the essential skills to integrate digital services into their business leading to enhanced access to several financial services with low barriers and increased access to markets

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Meeting with African Development Bank


EBA has held a meeting with Dr. Ghada Abu Zaid, Principal Industrial Programs Coordinator - Industrial and Trade Development at the African Development Bank to learn about the history, mission and current activities of EBA and prepare for a roundtable between EBA and the bank due to the role of EBA and its contribution to the Egyptian private sector progress

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Meeting with Ambassador of Tanzania to Egypt


EBA has held a meeting with.H.E. Mr. Richard Makenzo, Ambassador of Tanzania to Egypt with the presence of Dr. Sherif El Gabaly, EBA Board member and, Chairman of Africa Committee and the meeting was also attended by Dr. Nevine Abdel Khalek, EBA Board Member, Chairperson of Sustainable Development Committee and Dean of the School of Continuing Education, Nile University to discuss the cooperation between the embassy and EBA, and the restructuring of the Egyptian Tanzanian Business Council

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Webinar on Update on the AFCFTA


EBA has participated in a webinar entitled “Update on the AFCFTA” the webinar presented information on the agreement establishing AFCFTA, the legal compacts of the trade agreement include Protocol on Trade in Goods, Protocol on Trade in Services, Protocol on Rules and Procedures on the Settlement of Disputes, Protocol on Competition Policy, Protocol on Investment, Protocol on IPRs, also the webinar highlighted on Ratification of the AFCFTA till January 2024, Provisional Schedules of Tariff Concessions (e-Tariff Book), Structure of the Rules of Origin Annex, Institutions of the AFCFTA, AFCFTA: Framework for Africa’s industrialization, Value chains as trade-driven industrialization

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Meeting with the Head of Cote D'Ivoire Parliament


On the sidelines of the visit of Mr. Adama Bictogo, Head of the National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire (President of the Parliament of Côte d'Ivoire), a meeting was held between a delegation from Côte d'Ivoire and the Committee of Africa in both the Egyptian Businessmen Association and the Federation of Egyptian Industries headed by Dr. Sherif El-Gabaly, as well as the Chargé d'Affaires of Côte d'Ivoire in Cairo, with the aim of exchanging visions with the most important business organisations in Egypt, which include Egyptian businessmen in various economic sectors to strengthen Ivorian-Egyptian cooperation relations and also identify the activities carried out by these companies and discuss the possibility of them investing in Côte d'Ivoire. EBA was represented in this meeting by Dr. Mohamed Youssef, Executive Director of EBA and Mrs. Dalia Youssef, Division Director of International Relations and Membership Affairs.

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