Ebimoghan Attends African Union Consultative Meeting in Brussels

January 14, 2020

On 20 December 2019, Esther Angonemi Ebimoghan, a student in the LL.M in International Business Law program, was invited to the “Consultative Meeting with Diaspora and Civil Society on Doing Business in Africa, Post 2020 AU–EU Relations” organized by the Permanent Mission of the African Union in Brussels.

The Consultative meeting focused on the World Bank Doing Business Report 2020 and the strategic framework of Agenda 2063. It focused on the progress made in reforming the Sub-Saharan African economies and the need for further policy development to address regulatory challenges in the areas of accessing credit, resolving insolvency and enforcing contracts, among other areas. 

The meeting featured presentations by the Ambassador of Mauritius, H.E. Dillum Haymandoyal, the Ambassador of Jamaica, H.E. Sheila Sealy Monteith, the Deputy Director of the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) UK, and the Socio-Economic Officer of the African Union, Philip Bob Jusu, among others, each of whom highlighted the importance of attracting investment, the reforms being made to tackle regulatory challenges, and the successes that Africa and the African diaspora have had in this regard.

Ebimoghan’s attendance at the consultative meeting allowed her to network with industry professionals and gave her the opportunity to raise questions and make recommendations on policy considerations to address the issue of access to credit in Sub-Saharan African economies.