Affordable Housing in Africa | UK Heads of Mission

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Business Council for Africa 

Upcoming Events

Affordable Housing in Africa

Date and Time5 July 2017, 12:00 to 14:00
Venue: DLA Piper, 3 Noble St, London, EC2V 7EE

The World Bank Group estimates that by 2030, three billion people of the world’s population will need new housing units. Cities on the continent are expected to become home to over 40,000 new residents every day. Given this high rate of urbanisation, African cities need to ensure there is increased access to affordable, good quality housing. During this event, leading developers will share their experience and discuss how the governments and the real estate sector can meet this challenge.

– Nick Lambert, Chairman of the BCA Real Estate Working Group

– Abbai Belai, Founder, Africa Home Builders 
– Daniel Font, Chief Operating Officer, MIXTA Africa SA
– Agnes Gitau, Partner, GBS Africa
– Ed Harkins, Managing Director, GKB Ventures
– Prof. Dr. Margarita Mathiopoulos, Founder and CEO, ASPIDE

Click HERE to find out more and register to attend the event. Please Note: BCA and Invest Africa members should contact for access code to receive their tickets without charge.

UK Heads of Mission 

Business Council for Africa is very pleased to be welcoming UK Ambassadors and High Commissioners from across the continent, following the postponement of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s leadership week with the announcement of the UK election in June. We will be joined by the UK’s most senior diplomats based in Angola, Cameroon, Liberia, Mauritius, Republic of Guinea, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Click HERE to find out more and register to attend the event. Please Note: BCA and Invest Africa members should contact for access code to receive their tickets without charge.

Nigeria: Briefing with British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright

Date & Time: 13 July 2017, 18:00 to 20:00
Venue: TBC

The Business Council for Africa is delighted to be hosting the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright for an evening of discussion and debate on Nigeria. Paul will be addressing the economic, political and commercial situation in the country before a Q&A session and networking.

Paul joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1986. Before being appointed High Commissioner to Nigeria he served as Director of Multilateral Policy, prior to this he served as British Ambassador to the Netherlands. His other roles have included Head of Counter-Proliferation and Political Counsellor at the UK Delegation to NATO.

BCA and Invest Africa members should contact Susan Jones via to receive their access code to attend without charge.

Member News – “Energy is key to unlocking barriers to improving people’s lives”, Philippe Valahu, PIDG, Chief Executive
The Private Infrastructure Development Group opened up access to life-changing infrastructure designed to boost economies and combat poverty for 31 million people, last year.

The group’s success was in part down to its focus on building power plants, which account for up 50% of its work, according to PIDG’s Annual Report 2016: infrastructure, transforming economies, changing lives. Please click HERE to read the full Annual Report 2016.

Reputation Management Breakfast Seminar

Hosted by Gong Communications Kenya Ltd, in association with the Business Council for Africa and Moody’s Investors Service, this free breakfast event is designed to give you a greater understanding of the value of reputation capital, potential risks to look out for and guidance on key protection measures. The event takes place at the Southern Sun, Mayfair Hotel in Nairobi on 6th July, from 08:00 to 10:30.

Guest speakers include:

  • Narda Shirley, Founder & Managing Director, Gong Communications
  • Sylvia Chahonyo, General Manager – Africa, Moody’s Investors Service

Please contact Ceciliah Kimuyu ( to reserve your place.

UK-Côte d’Ivoire Trade & Investment Forum
13 July 2017, Central London 

The UK-Côte d’Ivoire Trade & Investment Forum will showcase the many investment opportunities that Côte d’Ivoire can offer international investors.

Côte d’Ivoire, with its growing economy and stable political environment, now ranks as one of Africa’s best bet for existing and potential investors. Already known as the world’s largest cocoa producer and the world’s third largest coffee producer, the country boasts a wealth of natural resources as well vast potential in sectors areas such as the extractives industries. With its strategic position and reliable infrastructure, Côte d’Ivoire has become the preferred gateway to landlocked countries in the region.

BCA members receive a 10% discount to attend the event, please contact Saba Ismail at to receive the discount code.  

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