African Economic Congress

In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid, are pillars of development.
- Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda

As one of the fastest-growing economy in the world, Africa has demonstrated remarkable strength and resilience amid a global slowdown. The region’s role is critical to the sustainability of global economic growth.

The African Economic Congress will convene key leaders from government, the private sector, academia and civil society to facilitate dialogue on policy tools, business models, industry standards, norms and guidelines for boosting the dynamism of Africa to attain its growth potential.

Based in Nigeria, The African Economic Congress is independent and not tied to any political, partisan or national interests. Organized by Golden Aura for Public-Private Cooperation. African Economic Congress will be engaging industry experts, government and civil society leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.


More than ever before, the world needs to engage with Africa, while the region must expand its leadership in a wide range of global initiatives.

The Congress will build on the African Union decades of success. With a special focus on promoting deeper collaboration between Africa and the World to leverage their distinctive demographic and digital dividends to boost global growth and enhance our collective future and optimally assist Africa to leapfrog to an advanced stage of development and provide the world with replicable proof of a successful model, affecting billions of people globally.