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BUILDING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AFRICA AND GERMANY 
BERLIN AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM O...
WHAT WE SHOULD AIM TO ACHIEVE TODAY 
A forward thinking agenda aimed at: 
⁄Highlighting dynamic new opportunities arising ...
3 
AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… 
Economic resilience: 
7 out of the world’s 10 fastest growing economi...
4 
AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… 
Economic resilience: 
Even after the global recession in 2009, Sub Sa...
5 
AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… 
Cost of doing business in Africa is reducing 
Source: The world Bank ...
6 
AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… 
Creative industries are flourishing 
2NDLARGEST FILMINDUSTRY IN THE W...
7 
AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… 
OIL & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION 
Africa will account for 10% of global o...
8 
AFRICA’S CURRENT ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE… 
Angola as an example 
Rapidly evolving banking sector / Increasingly liberalized ...
Luanda then and now… 
Luanda -1950 
Luanda -2014
10 
AFRICA’S CURRENT ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE… 
Regional picture is also strong 
IMF 2013 Report on sub- Saharan Africa states t...
11 
OPPORTUNITY 
Large scale infrastructure projects e.g. transport links, hotels, commercial property 
REAL 
ESTATE 
FINA...
12 
DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH AFRICA’S SMES AND STARTUPS SECTOR 
SME sector in Sub Saharan Africa accounts for over 90% o...
13 
WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF AFRICA INNOVATION? 
CAPITAL 
EXPERTISE AND CAPACITY BUILDING 
FAST WORKING INNOVATION ECOSYS...
14 
HOW GERMAN COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT THROUGH FUNDING… 
Innovation & 
Competitiveness 
VC backed companies spend 2x more in...
15 
HOW GERMAN COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT BEYOND FUNDING… 
Investmentsin institutional infrastructure that can create new innov...
16 
WHY ONLY A MUTUAL COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WILL WORK… 
Long-term commitmentto support Africa’s strategic economic goals ...
17 
AFRICAN INNOVATION FOUNDATION…A LAUNCHPAD 
AIF has the largest databaseof African innovators 
IPA has received over 2,...
18 
THE TIME TO INVEST IN AFRICA IS NOW!
THANK YOU!
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BUILDING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AFRICA AND GERMANY

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  1. 1. BUILDING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AFRICA AND GERMANY BERLIN AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM ON INNOVATION 19 Nov 2014, Berlin
  2. 2. WHAT WE SHOULD AIM TO ACHIEVE TODAY A forward thinking agenda aimed at: ⁄Highlighting dynamic new opportunities arising out of Africa ⁄Establishing how Germany can help Africa unlock its true potential 2
  3. 3. 3 AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… Economic resilience: 7 out of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are in Sub Saharan Africa GDP GROWTH, UNWEIGHT ANNUAL AVERAGE, % 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2011-15 Asian Countries African Countries Excluding countries with less than 10m population , and Iraq and Afghanistan 2001-2010 Angola 11.1 China 10.5 Myanmar 10.5 Nigeria 8.9 Ethiopia 8.4 Kazakhstan 8.2 Chad 7.9 Mozambique 7.9 Cambodia 7.7 Rwanda 7.6 WORLD’S TEN FASTEST-GROWING ECONOMIES* (Annual average GDP growth, %) 2011-2015 China 9.5 India 8.2 Ethopia 8.1 Mozambique 7.7 Tanzania 7.2 Vietnam 7.2 Congo 7.0 Ghana 7.0 Zambia 6.9 Nigeria 6.8 Source: The Economist, IMF
  4. 4. 4 AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… Economic resilience: Even after the global recession in 2009, Sub Saharan Africa remains one of the fastest growing regions Source: MF (2013). World Economic Outlook: Tensions andtransition -9. -4.5 0. 4.5 9. 13.5 2005 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Developing Asia Independent States Sub-Saharan Africa Middle East and North Africa Central and Eastern Europe Euro Asia
  5. 5. 5 AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… Cost of doing business in Africa is reducing Source: The world Bank Group (2014) World Development Indicators 1. Cost of business start-up procedures (%of GNI per capital) -9.6 4.3 18.2 32.2 46.1 60. 2003 2013 -9.6 4.3 18.2 32.2 46.1 60. 2003 2. Time requiredto start a business (days) 2013
  6. 6. 6 AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… Creative industries are flourishing 2NDLARGEST FILMINDUSTRY IN THE WORLD $ 200-300 MN IN REVENUE PER YEAR 2NDLARGEST EMPLOYER AFTER AGRICULTURE Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry, is a sector to watch.
  7. 7. 7 AFRICA, A FAST-GROWING AND DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY… OIL & NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION Africa will account for 10% of global oil and 9% of natural gas production in 2035** Source: BP Energy Outlook 2035 A fast growing middle class and a youthful workforce, with 50% of population below 19 years GROWINGWORKFORCE STEADY GROWTH IN WORLD TRADE Trade between Western Africa and Asia is forecast to increase by 14% annually* Source: International Trade Centre (ITC) 120% GROWTH OIL RESERVES From 57 billion barrels in 1980 to 124 billion barrels in 2012. *** Source: US EIA
  8. 8. 8 AFRICA’S CURRENT ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE… Angola as an example Rapidly evolving banking sector / Increasingly liberalized & privatized / Asset growth from $3 billion in 2003 –to more than $57 billion in 2011 Annual growth in excess of 7% for the next 2 years (6.8% in KW in real terms or 7.1% in USD) ANNUAL GROWTH GNDP Gross National Disposable Income grew by 27% between 2007 2012 Source: World Bank CONSTRUCTION BOOM A construction boom that is creating jobs and wealth HOUSEHOLD GROWTH Household Consumption expenditure/GDP grew 35.7% from 2007 to 2013 Source: IMF WDI
  9. 9. Luanda then and now… Luanda -1950 Luanda -2014
  10. 10. 10 AFRICA’S CURRENT ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE… Regional picture is also strong IMF 2013 Report on sub- Saharan Africa states that: Between 2007 and 2012, average annual FDI inflows exceeded 5 percentof GDP in 18 countries in the region Private capital flows to the frontier markets in sub- Saharan Africa doubled between 2010 and 2012 Portfolio and cross- border bank flows also increased –surpassing the $17 billion mark in 2012
  11. 11. 11 OPPORTUNITY Large scale infrastructure projects e.g. transport links, hotels, commercial property REAL ESTATE FINANCIAL SERVICES Lagos: a thriving regional financial hub ICT Projected to be worth $150 billion by 2016
  12. 12. 12 DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH AFRICA’S SMES AND STARTUPS SECTOR SME sector in Sub Saharan Africa accounts for over 90% of all enterprises. In spite of this, in most African countries SMEs contribute less than 20% to gross GDP and barely impact employment levels. Youth account for 60% of all unemployed Africans. 95-million new jobsneeded by 2020. Another 160-millionnew jobs needed by 2030 REALITY OPPORTUNITY Supporting high level innovation can bridge this gap
  13. 13. 13 WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY OF AFRICA INNOVATION? CAPITAL EXPERTISE AND CAPACITY BUILDING FAST WORKING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
  14. 14. 14 HOW GERMAN COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT THROUGH FUNDING… Innovation & Competitiveness VC backed companies spend 2x more in R&D Promotes creation of innovative product and services Leads to above average exports growth (1.3-8x higher)
  15. 15. 15 HOW GERMAN COMPANIES CAN SUPPORT BEYOND FUNDING… Investmentsin institutional infrastructure that can create new innovation-led markets, industries and jobs relevant to Africa Foreign expertise & know howto enhance processes, organizational methods and advisory services
  16. 16. 16 WHY ONLY A MUTUAL COLLABORATIVE APPROACH WILL WORK… Long-term commitmentto support Africa’s strategic economic goals Strong local partnersto navigate regulatory developments and cultural barriers In order to succeed in Africa, there must be:
  17. 17. 17 AFRICAN INNOVATION FOUNDATION…A LAUNCHPAD AIF has the largest databaseof African innovators IPA has received over 2,000 entries from 48 African countries Technological innovations in the manufacturing and service industries, healthcare, agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water and ICTs
  18. 18. 18 THE TIME TO INVEST IN AFRICA IS NOW!
  19. 19. THANK YOU!
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Berlin-Africa Economic Forum on Innovation 2014: BUILDING INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AFRICA AND GERMANY

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