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Talk & Dinner | What does it mean for Gabon & Togo to join the commonwealth
November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+8HK$300
About the Event
Two Francophone African countries recently joined the Commonwealth. Togo: a promising regional banking, transportation and tech hub whose take off so far has been thwarted by protectionism, security threats, etc. Gabon: a country with a relatively young population, rich in oil and forestry, and home to modern and ancient natural wonders such as the Oklo natural nuclear fission reactor and one of the oldest (2.1billion years) multi-cellular life forms on earth called Gabonionta.
In addition to discussing the natural and human resources of the two countries, we will explore what it means for Gabon and Togo to join the Commonwealth; for the ordinary citizen, and for domestic and foreign investors. What are the opportunities and challenges ahead?
5:00 – 5:30pm – Reception + Networking
5:30 – 5:35pm – Opening remarks (Andrew Wells)
5:35 – 6:15pm – Talk: What does it mean for Gabon to join the Commonwealth (Innocent Mutanga)
Talk: What does it mean for Togo to join the Commonwealth (Darius Dzadu)
6:15 – 6:20pm – Comfort break
6:15 – 6:45pm – Togolese and Gabonese citizens sharing
6:45 – 6:50pm – Closing Remarks (Julia Charlton)
6:50 – 7:00pm – Break
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Dinner + Networking
Covid restrictions: The Africa Center is a private venue which adheres to the Government’s Covid rules and guidelines. Guests are required to take a RAT test on the morning of the event and bring a photograph of the result to register under the “Leave Home Safe App”. Social distancing rules will be observed during the event, and masks worn except during consumption of food and drink.”