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Nigeria’s Chioma Agwuegbo is the lead speaker at the 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum

The Executive Director of TechHer, Chioma Agwuegbo, will join 26 other speakers & panellists at the 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum holding June 30th 2022, in Dublin.

Following a four-year hiatus, the Africa Ireland Economic Forum is back. “The Department of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce that the 7th Africa Ireland Economic Forum will take place on 30th June 2022 at the RDS, Dublin”, the statement by the organizers reads in parts.

And Nigeria’s Ms Agwuegbo, will be headlining the event along with other business political leaders both in the public and private sector from across Ireland and the continent of Africa – to share ideas and explore new opportunities to strengthen and diversify and increase trade and investment .

According to Development Cooperation and Africa Division Director-General of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Ruairí de Búrca, “The Africa Ireland Economic Forum is a centrepiece of Ireland’s economic engagement with the countries of Africa and is a key element of Ireland’s Strategy for Africa to 2025.”

This year’s Forum themed “Prospering Post-Pandemic: Towards a Sustainable, Greener Future” is slated to convene political & business leaders from Ireland and Africa, providing an opportunity to network and explore areas for mutually beneficial trade and investment.

The Forum, first held in 2011, will feature several high-level keynote speeches and panel discussions on various issues. These include leveraging technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for Africa’s growth. Ms Agwuegbo will share her knowledge of the continent’s digital economy and the critical role of women and youth entrepreneurs in redefining the tech industry.

The event is set to be declared open by Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., the Forum will also feature a keynote address from African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.

Ms Agwuegbo’s prominent role at the event, underscores her immense portfolio of work and experience in applying pragmatic digital solutions to societal problems. She is also recognised as a prominent voice promoting the inclusion and active participation of African women in the global digital economy.

She is the Convener of the State of Emergency GBV Movement, a coalition igniting citizens to advocate for an urgent, comprehensive, and sustainable response to sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria. Ms Agwuegbo also serves on the boards of OXFAM International and PLAN International Nigeria.

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