Last week, Axendo’s Managing Director for Africa, Marieme Niang Camara, and Wendy Kinyeki had the honour of attending the UK-Francophone West and Central Africa Trade and Investment Forum (WCAFII). The forum, which was held in London in conjunction with the UK government, brought together West African country governments, including ministers from Senegal, Cameroon, DRC, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo. With over 800 attendees, the forum provided a platform for governments, buyers and suppliers, financial institutions and investors to discuss ways to collaborate for the benefit of all.
At the event, UK Export Finance emphasised their investment appetite for Francophone West and Central Africa where they are looking at diverse sectors and pushing for SMEs to be part of the value chain. We believe that the UK has an opportunity to take a leading role in this region.
During the conference, a broad range of topics were discussed, including the energy sector, cross border finance, education and healthcare, infrastructure and water, agriculture and market standards and standardisation.
Axendo’s support for WCAF by sponsoring the event underlines our commitment to supporting Africa and the ongoing development of the trade ecosystem taking place across the region.
Through our diversified trading group, we enable global ambitions through empowered partnerships. Our goal is to build connections and create opportunities that benefit the region’s trade, commodity and trade credit market.