4 & 5 APRIL 2024 – LOMÉ, TOGO

ECOWAS
Investment
Forum

400 development partners and private sector actors expected in Lomé to promote shared prosperity and eradicate poverty in the sub-region.

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#EIF2024

Transforming ECOWAS Communities in a Challenging Environment "

The ECOWAS Investment Forum (EIF) is a strategic platform that brings together development actors to promote investment opportunities in key sectors of ECOWAS Member States.

Organized by the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the EIF 2024 will highlight West Africa’s investment potential, with a focus on the socio-economic recovery of ECOWAS Communities.

ECOWAS Member States are facing economic challenges resulting from global shocks. The EIF 2024 aims to address these challenges by presenting investment opportunities in crucial sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, energy and health.

#EIF2024 | Objectives

  1. Highlight the strong investment potential of West Africa
  2. Present a pipeline of private and public sector development projects and programs
  3. Facilitate partnerships and relevant investment discussions

Plenary Sessions

3 Plenary Sessions, one MISSION

The forum is providing an important platform for stakeholders to discuss critical issues such as food security, infrastructure development, climate change and job creation. Participants will exchange ideas, share best practices, and commit to actions that will drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth, invest in human capital, and build resilience to global challenges.

Ensuring Food Security in West Africa: Building Workable Agricultural Supply Chains and Security

This session highlights the threats to food security in the sub-region, including adverse weather events, supply chain disruptions (which affect the supply of critical inputs), insecurity, lack of guaranteed prices for farmers, lack of storage facilities and general market disruptions, amongst others.
Having identified the challenges, the session will seek to proffer solutions from the perspectives of policymakers and practitioners.

Infrastructure Deficit: Pooling Resources Towards the Development of Sustainable Infrastructure

The subregion has significant gaps in infrastructure, specifically in the roads, energy, accommodation, telecommunication, education, and health sectors. This session will discuss how the sub-region can attract capital from within and without to ensure that these deficits are addressed.

The Youth Unemployment Conundrum: Harnessing the Green Economy for Accelerated Economic Development

The session addresses the different ways in which private sector actors can be drivers of green growth in the ECOWAS Member States. It examines how the private sector can bridge the economic gap not covered by the public sector through the creation of job opportunities for the African youth, with a particular focus on the green energy sector. It will also discuss how policy can facilitate private sector initiative in this area to create climate resilience and jobs.

Deal rooms

A world of opportunities

The sector-focused deal rooms create an important investment climate that could potentially yield opportunities for the financing of development projects in ECOWAS member states. The deal-rooms set to bring key actors together, facilitate direct interaction and spark the business chemistry that could yield financial dividends for all actors.

Schedule

Program

Explore the schedule of the day by clicking on the dedicated tab.

April 3rd, 2024

Wednesday

5pm - 7pm

Registration and Welcome Drinks

Togo, Lome

7pm - 8:30pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

Networking and Informal Discussions

Togo, Lome

April 4th, 2024

Thursday

08am - 09am

Registration of participants

  • Registration
  • Arrival of speakers and participants

Togo, Lome

09am - 10am

Opening Ceremony

  • National Anthem
  • Address by the President of the Republic of Togo
  • ECOWAS Anthem
  • Address by the President of the ECOWAS Commission
  • Address by the President of EBID
  • Cultural performance

Togo, Lomé

10am - 10:20am

Keynote Speeches

  • Dr Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA, Director General of the Word Trade Organization
  • Simon TIEMTORE, President of Vista Group Holding

Togo, Lomé

10:20am - 12pm

Panel Discussion 1 Ensuring Food Sufficiency in West Africa- Building Workable Agricultural Supply Chains and Security

Togo, Lomé

12pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3pm

Panel Discussion 2 Infrastructure Deficit : Pooling Resources Towards the Development of Sustainable Infrastructure

Togo, Lomé

3pm - 5:30pm

Sector Deal Rooms

  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture & Food Security

Togo, Lomé

5:30pm - 6pm

Closing of Day 1

A brief recap on Day 1

Togo, Lomé

7pm - 9pm

Networking Reception

A networking dinner for attendees to network and further explore investment opportunities.

Togo, Lomé

April 05, 2024

Friday

08am - 09am

Arrival of speakers and participants

Togo, Lomé

09am - 09:30am

Welcoming address

Outline of the activities for Day 2

Togo, Lomé

09:30am - 11am

Panel Discussion 3 : The Youth Unemployment Conundrum - Harnessing the Green Economy for Accelerated Economic Development

Togo, Lomé

11am - 12pm

Presentations by the Platinum Sponsor(s)

Togo, Lomé

12pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sector Deal Room

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • SMEs and SMIs

Togo, Lomé

3:30pm - 4pm

Announcement of MOUs Signed / Quantum of Deals Brokered

Togo, Lomé

4pm - 5pm

Closing Ceremony

  • Wrap-up session to summarise the key takeaways from the forum
  • Closing remarks
  • Minister for Economy and Finance of the Republic of Togo
  • Minister for Finance of The Gambia (2024 Chairman, EBID Board of Governors)
  • President of EBID
  • Cultural display

Togo, Lomé

Speakers

Our prestigious speakers

  • Dr George Agyekum DONKOR

    President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EBID

  • Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Director-General, World Trade Organization

  • Dr Omar Alieu TOURAY

    President of ECOWAS Commission

  • Simon TIEMTORE

    Chairman of Vista Bank Group

  • Dr Francis SEMPORE

    Executive Director of ECREEE

  • Kodjo ATTATY

    Regional Underwriter, West and Central Africa Francophone Coverage at ATIDI

  • Geoffrey NSOFON

    Private Sector Engagement Officer for TAAT Clearinghouse

  • Siengui Appolinaire KI

    Secretary General of West African Power Pool

  • Dr Kandeh YUMKELLA

    Chairman, Presidential Initiative on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security, Government of Sierra Leone

Dr George Agyekum DONKOR

President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EBID

Dr George Agyekum Donkor is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), a regional international financial institution belonging to the fifteen (15) ECOWAS Member States.

Dr Donkor had previously held the position of Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services, for seven (7) years and prior to that, Head of Legal Division/Compliance for four (4) years of the same institution. His professional interest focuses on corporate law, leadership, change management and improvement.

A lawyer by profession and a development banker by training, Dr Donkor’s illustrious career which spans close to three decades has been marked with outstanding success. He focuses on implementing change to drive progress not only in the West Africa sub-region but also stimulate a wider international impact through regional integration and engagement. With several years of internationally recognised credentials across Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, Dr Donkor is reputed to be an experienced and successful leader with a record of accomplishments in producing, presenting, and managing the implementation of innovative business and administrative solutions. Proactive and highly self-motivated in converting opportunities into success and driving profit and growth, Dr Donkor possesses hands-on experience in innovation, organisational design, development, and improvement.

He is well-networked and highly successful in implementing business process improvements, defining the company’s direction, achieving goals on time, and optimising business procedures. He possesses a unique gift for leading large diverse teams from multi-cultural environments.

Dr Donkor holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) and a Master’s degree in Applied Business Research (MABR) from the SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a PhD (Marketing) from the Commonwealth Open University (CoU), British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom. He obtained an Executive MBA (Marketing) from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Management from the Noble International Business School (NIBS), Ghana. Dr Donkor holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a postgraduate professional law certificate from the Ghana School of Law.
He is a Council Member of the University of Ghana and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the University Council. He is also a Board member of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), ASKY Airline, Waica Re Insurance, among others. He is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Finance, School of Business, of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana.

Dr Donkor is a recipient of many awards notable among them are the 2023 Development Champion Award, at the Rebranding African Forum, Brussels, Belgium, 2023 CEO of the year – Africa, (Ghana CEO Vision and Awards), 2022 Prix de la Fondation award at the prestigious Crans Montana Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, and Ghana Innovation Leadership Award organised by the Ghana Innovation/NIBS Award in 2019. He is named in the list of 100 personalities who are transforming Africa by Financial Afrik, a renowned international magazine. He is the current Honorary President of the Global Network for Export-Import Banks and Development Finance Institutions (G-NEXID).

Dr Donkor is a Speaker and Resource Person at numerous international conferences and fora.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General, World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the first woman and first African to hold the position in the 75-year history of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the WTO.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala is an economist and international development expert with more than 40 years of experience, whose service includes Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (2016–2020), the African Union’s African Risk Capacity Group (2014–2020), and Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Rockefeller Foundation. She co-chaired the G20 High Level Independent Panel on Financing for Pandemic Preparedness and was one of the founders of the COVAX Facility, designed to get affordable vaccines to Low and Low Middle-Income Countries. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum and is co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water. She is also a member of the G30 Group of top 30 people in International Finance and the council of the Prince of Wales’s initiative Earthshot Prize.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve as Nigeria’s Finance Minister, a post she held for seven years in two terms. She also served briefly as the first female Foreign Affairs Minister. As Finance Minister, she implemented policy and institutional reforms to help fight corruption and she spearheaded the complete write off by the Paris Club of $30 billion of Nigeria’s debt. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank, rising to the number two position of Managing Director, Operations. Previously Dr Okonjo-Iweala, among other duties, served as Senior Advisor at Lazard Ltd. and sat on the boards of Standard Chartered Bank PLC and Twitter Inc. She served in 2020 as African Union COVID-19 Special Envoy as well as World Health Organization COVID 19 Special Envoy.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the recipient of numerous honors and accolades. She was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019 and featured in the Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011 and 2012. She was also listed among 73 “brilliant” business influencers in the world by Condé Nast International and received the Alumnae Recognition Award from the American Association of University Women in 2022. She was named in 2014 and again in 2021, one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. She was also featured on the TIME magazine cover page in 2021. She has been named seven times by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World and in 2020, was named Forbes African of the Year. In 2021, she was named by Financial Times as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in the World. Dr Okonjo-Iweala was ranked by Fortune as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders in 2015.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the recipient of 21 honorary degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions, including Tel Aviv University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Brown University, University of Amsterdam, Luiss University, Italy, Trinity College Dublin, American University, and Nyenrode Business University. She is also the recipient of Nigeria’s second highest National Honor Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) in 2022. She has been awarded national honours by the government of the Republic of Liberia and from the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in 2016. She also received the Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco from the Federative Republic of Brazil in 2023.

She is the author of several books, including Reforming the UnReformable: Lessons from Nigeria, (MIT Press, 2012), Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines (MIT Press, 2018), The Debt Trap in Nigeria: Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy (Africa World Press, 2003), and Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons co-authored with Julia Gillard (Penguin Random House, July 2020). She has also published numerous articles, including Rethinking Multilateralism for a Pandemic Era (Finance and Development Magazine, 2021), Nigeria’s Shot at Redemption (Finance and Development Magazine, 2008), Mobilizing Finance for Education in the Commonwealth (Commonwealth Education Report 2019), and Shine a Light on the Gaps — an essay on financial inclusion for African Small Holder Farmers (Foreign Affairs, 2015).

Dr Okonjo-Iweala holds a Bachelor’s in Economics Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr Omar Alieu TOURAY

President of ECOWAS Commission

Omar Alieu TOURAY is a Gambian diplomat and development professional. For several years, he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Gambia to the African Union and Ambassador to Ethiopia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to South Africa and Kenya.

He had been Permanent Representative Designate to the United Nations in New York before he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He also worked as Regional Policy Advisor at the Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa (ODN) of the United Nations World Food Programme, and as consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Development Programme Gambia Country Office and the Commission of the African Union. He has been working at the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since 2012.

Dr. TOURAY holds a Ph.D in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva. He also studied Finance and Islamic Finance at IE Business School in Madrid. He is the author of peer-reviewed books: The African Union: The First Ten Years (Lanham, New York and London, Rowman and Littlefield 2016); The Gambia and the World: A History of the Foreign Policy of Africa’s Smallest State (Hamburg African Studies Series, 2000) and several papers on International development and African Affairs. In addition to English, Dr. TOURAY speaks French and Arabic.

Simon TIEMTORE

Chairman of Vista Bank Group

Mr. Simon Tiemtore is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lilium Capital, an Africa strategic investment company with targeted sectors of investment in Financial Services, Energy, Hospitality, Agro-processing and FCMG. He has over 18 years’ experience in Legal, Tax, Banking and Financial Services.

Until 2015, Mr. Tiemtore was the Group Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory Services at the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) and a member of the Executive Management Committee. He successfully led several African investment bank and debt capital markets transactions.

Prior to that role, Mr. Tiemtore worked at Morgan Stanley in New York where he successfully led several M&A, asset management and divestiture in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to that role, he worked at PwC, New York and Skadden Arps, New York.

Mr. Tiemtore is currently involved in several initiatives in Africa. He is a member of the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce- Africa where he co-chairs the Banking and Financial Institutions Task Force and member of the Board of US Chamber of Commerce-ECOWAS Initiative.

He is a member of the New-York Bar Association, member of the American Bar Association-Section of International Law, Business and Practice, member of the NYU School of Laws Weinfeld Fellows. He is also a board member of the TEN Children Foundation, which is supporting orphanages across Africa.

Mr. Tiemtore holds an LLM in Laws from New-York University School of Laws and LL.M. in International studies from the American University – Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and a LLB in Laws from the University of Ouagadougou School of Laws.

Dr Francis SEMPORE

Executive Director of ECREEE

Prior to joining the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) as Executive Director, Mr. Francis SEMPORE worked for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) based in Cotonou (Benin), as Program Officer. He served for nearly twenty years at the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE Institute) of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in several positions of responsibility, including Advisor to the General Director in charge of Institutional Development, Prospective and Digital, Director of the Technopole, Director of International Relations, Director of Continuing Education and Distance Learning, Director of the e-Education Centre, Head of the Master’s Degree program in Energy Engineering. Before joining the 2iE Institute, Mr. SEMPORE worked in the private sector in the fields of Energy, Air Conditioning and Industrial Refrigeration in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. He was a Studies Engineer, Business Engineer, and Country Agency Manager.

Mr. SEMPORE is an Electrical Engineer graduated from “Ecole Superieure Polytechnique – ESP” of Dakar (Senegal) and holds a Specialized Master’s Degree in Energy and Industrial Refrigeration Engineering of 2iE Institute (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). He is certified in Business Management from HEC Paris (France) and has a Diploma of Specialized Training in Regulation and Energy Market from Mines Paris Tech (France).

Senior Energy Expert, Specialist in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Mr. SEMPORE has participated in the mobilization of resources from technical and financial partners for the implementation of many programs and projects in the fields of Energy and Capacity Building in West Africa. To date, he has a professional experience of more 25 years with the coordination of more than thirty programs and projects in the areas of Energy Access, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Gender Mainstreaming in Energy, Rural Electrification as well as Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building in West Africa.

Kodjo ATTATY

Regional Underwriter, West and Central Africa Francophone Coverage at ATIDI

Kodjo Attaty holds 2 doctoral degrees: the first is a Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies in Banking and Financial Law, the second is a Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis of Projects.

Kodjo Attaty began his career as a Financial Analyst and then Head of Department in charge of Deposits and Financial Guarantees, a position he held in several banking and financial institutions.

In 2010, Kodjo Attaty joined African Trade and Investment Development Insurance (ATIDI) as Underwriter in charge of French-speaking countries and later as Regional Underwriter and assigned to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to manage the French-speaking Central and West African member countries of ATIDI.

Geoffrey NSOFON

Private Sector Engagement Officer for TAAT Clearinghouse

Geoffrey is an Agribusiness Economist with a strong interest in Business Development in Agriculture and the role the private sector plays in transforming the economy of Africa.

He first came to IITA, as an M.Sc. intern with the Sustainable Tree Crop Project (STCP) in IITA Cameroon (2004-2006), the Tree Crop Production, Marketing and Livelihood project (2007-2009) and Coordinator- Strengthening Smallholder/Agribusiness Relationships -FAO micro-grant Project44975 (2009-2011).

He was appointed Director of Community Development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Cameroon from 2011 to 2018, actively promoting cooperatives and rural entrepreneurship in the country.

He returned to IITA as the Business Development Officer for ENABLE Youth Cameroon from February 2019, till June 2023 when he joined the TAAT Clearinghouse.

He holds a B.Sc. in Economics & an M.Sc. in Agribusiness Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Management, and an “Ingénieur Agronome” Diploma from the Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences from the University of Dschang, Cameroon. He is currently rounding up a PhD in Agriculture and Natural Resources Economics at the University of Yaoundé-II.

Siengui Appolinaire KI

Secretary General of West African Power Pool

Mr. Siengui Apollinaire KI is an electromechanical engineer from Burkina Faso with over 37 years’ experience in the electrical power sector and a Knight of the National Order of Burkina Faso.

He has been the Secretary General of WAPP (West African Power Pool) since July 2015. He was Managing Director of the Société Nationale d’Électricité du Burkina (SONABEL) from May 2011 to July 2014, then Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mines of Burkina Faso and WAPP Resident Expert in The Gambia from August 2014 to July 2015.

Mr. Siengui A. KI has worked for the Société Nationale d’Électricité du Burkina (SONABEL), where he held several high-level positions in the Production Department before being appointed Head of the Production Department, a position he held from August 1997 to April 2001.

From April 2001 to May 2011, Mr. KI was Technical Director and then Director of Production and Transport at SONABEL. In May 2011 he was appointed Managing Director of SONABEL, a position he held until July 2014 before being appointed Technical Adviser to the Burkina Faso Minister of Mines, Quarries and Energy.

From 2000 to 2011, Mr. KI was Burkina Faso’s representative on the ECOWAS technical working group responsible for setting up WAPP and a member of the WAPP Technical Operating Committee. He became a member and then Vice-Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board from 2011 to 2014.

Mr. KI’s international career began in The Gambia where he served as Resident Expert of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) from August 2014 to July 2015. Since July 2015 Mr. KI has been the Secretary General of WAPP. As Secretary General of WAPP, Mr KI has helped to raise the profile of the Institution at the international level, to strengthen confidence with international technical partners, win the full support of ECOWAS member countries for the vision and objectives of the Institution and make significant progress in the implementation of projects to achieve the objectives of WAPP.

Dr Kandeh YUMKELLA

Chairman, Presidential Initiative on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security, Government of Sierra Leone

Hon. Dr. Kandeh Yumkella is a distinguished development economist with vast experience in agricultural economics and energy transitions, and over 30 years of experience in international development. He is founder and CEO of The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), a regional ecosystem hub for sustainable energy solutions. He currently serves as Chairman of the Presidential Initiative on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security of Sierra Leone. He was a member parliament 2018-2023 and served on the Pan-African Parliament 2018-2020. He is a member of the High-Level Group of the Africa- Europe Foundation and co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy.

Previously Dr. Yumkella served for two decades in the United Nations system including as Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and founding chief executive officer for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative (2013–2015), and Chair of UN-Energy (2007-2015). He also served two four-year terms as Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, 2005–2013). In these capacities, among other accomplishments, Dr. Yumkella mobilized global consensus for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 9. These deal with ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, and building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation, respectively.

A member of pre-eminent global organizations, he is the recipient of numerous internal awards and honorary doctorates. He also serves in various international advisory bodies, boards, and commissions such as the Rocky Mountain Institute-Colorado, We Care Solar-California, World Bank ESMAP, Africa-Europe Energy Partnership AEEP-Germany, Climate Compatible Group-UK, University of Loughborough MECS Program-UK, Sustainable Energy for All Advisor Council, Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WISER-MASDAR, UAE), and Senior Adviser to the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Dr. Yumkella holds a Ph.D. In Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign (USA, 1991); Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University (USA, 1986), and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture General Division One/Cumm laude, Njala University (Sierra Leone, 1982).

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is EIF?
EIF stands for the ECOWAS Investment Forum, a pivotal platform that will converge development partners and stakeholders to address critical issues and highlight investment opportunities across key sectors of ECOWAS Member States as well as facilitate investment partnerships.
Who is the organizer?
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) is organizing EIF 2024 in partnership with the government of the Republic of Togo and the government of India through Exim Bank India.
Where is it going to take place?
EIF 2024 is a physical event that will take place at 2 Février Hotel in Lomé, the capital city of the Republic of Togo.
When is it going to take place?
EIF 2024 is a physical event that will take place on April 4 and 5, 2024.
Is accommodation available at the event venue?

EIF 2024 is taking place at 2 Février Hotel, which is a 4-star hotel in Lomé, Togo with 256 rooms and suites. Availability of accommodation at the event venue can be found on the website www.2fevrier.com/fr/

Is there an entry fee to the event, if so, how much?
No, there are no fees to pay to attend EIF 2024. Participants should simply register their attendance through the online registration form.
How do I get my entry badge?
After registering your participation online, you will receive a confirmation of your registration. Show this confirmation at the designated registration area at the event venue to obtain your access badge.
Do I need a visa/ Can I get a visa upon arrival?
Most non-ECOWAS citizens require a visa to travel to Togo. To find out all information regarding visa requirements and immigration protocols to travel to Togo, go to the ‘Useful information’ section.
What is accommodation like in Lomé?
There are numerous types of decent and luxury accommodation in Lomé including hotels, hostels and short-term rentals that are at a short distance from the event venue.
Prices range from US$40 to US$200 per night.
What is public transportation like in Lomé?
Getting around Lomé is easy. There are different forms of public transportation including private-hire taxis through a secure mobile app or you can simply catch a taxi on the road.
Is the venue accessible for disabled people?
Yes, there is a wheelchair access to enter the event venue and several lifts in the premises.
What are the recommended healthcare centers in Lomé?
The recommended healthcare center in Lomé that is close to the event venue is Clinique Biasa.
How is traffic like in Togo?
As any major city, there can be some traffic during rush hours. Apart from these critical moments in the day, traffic flows freely during the day. Be mindful of pedestrians and small motorcycles during busy periods.
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