Government through Operation Wealth Creation, in partnership with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and MUNI University will host the Inaugural Uganda – Germany Investment Symposium (UGIS).
The Symposium will be hosted by MUNI University in Arua district from July 24 to 26 July 2019 under the theme “Transformation of Africa’s Upper Nile Valley through Pan African Peace Building & Holistic Development”.
Organizers say the symposium offers a strategic window of opportunity for regional integration.
Its primary objective is to rebrand Africa’s Upper Nile Valley from an area known for the vicious cycle of conflict, forced migration to a virtuous cycle of peace building, flourishing cross border trade, investment and infrastructure development.
The vision for this region aligns with Uganda’s Vision 2040 and AU Agenda 2063.
“The UGIS 2019 is the ultimate investment symposium to experience a comprehensive display of national and international companies, high-level government officials, business leaders, from various African nations under one roof, ” a statement by the National Organizing Committee of the Symposium reads in part.
The summit delegates and speakers will be unparalleled in their level of seniority, relevance and influence, the organizers add.
The highly-focused gathering provides the ideal platform to meet directly with Investment Promotion Agencies from Africa’s Upper Nile countries whose purpose is to attract inward investment to their respective countries.
The two-day investment Symposium targets all Universities, Private Sector Companies, Multinationals in Uganda, DRC and South Sudan; German/European Union Companies, firms and organizations with businesses already involved or seeking to be involved in Uganda, North Eastern DRC and South Sudan. All participants will be updated on the opportunities, in the Africa’s Upper Nile Valley.
Regarding the importance of the symposium, the organizers say “UGIS 2019 aims to provide unprecedented access to these opportunities – all under one roof”.
Outcomes also include; Increased private sector Networks, Creation of new Partnerships, attraction of New Industries/Businesses, Increased Tax revenue, Innovations, Innovative joint curricula development, and Establishment of a Post-harvest Technology Centre (PHSTC) at Muni University and other institutions.