Casa Foundation is excited to host the annual Friends of Africa (FOA2021) Economic Summit and welcome a global community of influencers to FOA.

The global pandemic has had devastating effects worldwide. The impact of the pandemic in Africa has been challenging, with increased strains on local institutions and economies. African Development Bank (AfDB) projects a contraction of growth, that could lead to GDP losses of $300.5 billion and $288.7 billion in Africa by end of 2021.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing, the 11th annual FOA Summit will be organized as a Hybrid experience from October 1-3, 2021. Live viewing will be available for Registered delegates from outside Canada as well. The 3rd of October session is a Private Dinner session with VIPs.

Friends of Africa (FOA)

FOA is a Global platform that promotes economic and business development opportunities in emerging markets and connects startup businesses in the Diaspora to pitch their ideas to investors and partners.

What should I Expect at FOA Summit?

  • Keynote address
  • Panel discussions
  • Fireside chat
  • Pitch presentation*
  • Workshops
  • Business Showcase: Marketplace & Products
  • Black Founders in Business

Delegates: Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, Government of Alberta, Governments from African CountriesRepresentatives from Multilaterals Institutions, Organization of Women in International Trade, Diasporan Associations and Representative Groups Professional Organizations, Canadian Chambers of Commerce, Canadian Boards of Trade, Colleges and Universities from other Countries, Canadian Financial Institutions, Diplomatic Embassies in Canada, Private Sector Corporations, Women-led Groups, Youth Initiatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, Non-Profit Organizations