PROGRAM

  • 24 NOV. 2021
    WEDNESDAY
  • 25 NOV. 2021
    THURSDAY
7H00 – 8H50
REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS
PALAIS DU PEUPLE
8H50
ARRIVAL OF HEADS OF STATE
JOUR I OPENING CEREMONY
9H20
Master of ceremonies: State Protocol
9H30 - 9H35
H.E. JULIEN PALUKU KAHONGYA
MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Welcome remarks and introduction to the STUDY ON THE COST OF PRODUCING BATTERY PRECURSORS IN THE DRC

9H40 – 9H50
DR. KWASI AMPOFO
HEAD OF METALS AND MINING, BloombergNEF

PRESENTATION : A market analysis on DRC and Africa’s competitiveness in the battery, electric vehicle and renewable energy value chain and market

9H55 – 10H00
MR. ALBERT YUMA
President of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo

SPEECH .

10H05 - 10H10
H.E. KAZADI KADIMA NICOLAS
MINISTER OF FINANCE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

SPEECH : Developing the battery value chain in the DRC: implications for the country’s macroeconomic framework and public - finances

10H15 – 10H20
H.E. ANTOINETTE NSAMBA
MINISTER OF MINES, DRC

SPEECH .

10H25– 10H30
DR. VERA SONGWE
UNITED NATIONS UNDER_SECRETARY GENERAL AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA (ECA)

SPEECH
On behalf of the partners

10H35 – 11H00
H.E. FÉLIX TSHISEKEDI
PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Official opening speech

11H00 – 12H10
PRESIDENTIAL POLICY DIALOGUE

Fashioning the policy space and business climate for a battery, electric vehicle and renewable energy value chain and market in Africa.

MODERATED BY MR. ALAIN FOKA, JOURNALIST, RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONALE

  • - H.E. PRESIDENT FÉLIX TSHISEKEDI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
  • - H.E. PRESIDENT HAKAINDE HICHILEMA, REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
  • - H.E. PRESIDENT SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
  • - HON. RYAD MEZZOUR, MINSTER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO
  • - H.E. YASIR OTHMAN AL_RUMAYYAN GOVERNOR, PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND, THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (VIRTUAL)
  • - VIDEO MESSAGE BY DR. AKINWUMI ADESINA, PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP
  • - VIDEO MESSAGE BY MR. SAMAILA ZUBAIRU, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION
  • - PROF. BENEDICT OKEY ORAMAH, PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AFRICAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK (AFREXIMBANK)
  • - DR. SIDI OULD TAH, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE ARAB BANK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
  • - MR. SERGE NGANDU, DIRECTOR_CORPORATE AFFAIRS AT AVZ MINERALS LTD
  • - DR. MARKUS THILL, PRESIDENT WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REGION AFRICA ROBERT BOSCH (PTY) LTD (VIRTUALLY)
  • - H.E. BENITA DIOP, THE SPECIAL ENVOY ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY FOR THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION

12H15– 12H50
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Introduced by the Master of ceremonies : State Protocol

LED BY H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 1. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DRC BATTERY COUNCIL
  • 2. COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP A SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE TO INVEST IN THE BATTERY MINERALS INDUSTRY IN DRC
  • 3. SIGNING OF A PLEDGE TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BATTERY MINERALS INDUSTRY IN DRC

13H00 – 14H30
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
13H30 -14H00
Transfer from Parliament to the Pullman hotel
15:30
Introductory remarks :

  • 1. Mr. David McLachlan-Karr- the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN in DRC
  • 2. H. E. Patrick Muyaya, Minister of Communication & Media, DRC

15H40 - 17H00 ROUND TABLE I

Developing an effective ecosystem for battery, electric vehicles and renewable energy

Opening remarks :
Mr. Anthony Nkinzo
Agence Nationale de Promotion des Investissements, DRC


Davos style round table :
MODERATOR
MR ANTONIO PEDRO DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF ECA


LES PANELISTS

  • H.E. Julien Paluku Kahongya, Minister of Industry, DRC
  • H.E. Antoinette Nsamba, Minister of Mines, DRC
  • H.E. Jean-Lucien Bussa, Minister of Trade, DRC
  • Mr. Albert Yuma, President of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo
  • Mr. Serge Ngandu, Directeur General AVZ
  • Ms. Marie-Chantale Kaninda, Executive Director, Glencore DRC
  • Ms. Hildevig Svaizer, Director of Cathode Raw Materials Purchasing at Northvolt (virtual).
  • Mr. Jean-Dominique Takis, PDG de Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC)

Interventions from the floor :

  • Q&R
  • Close

17H00 − 18H30
B2B’S – 2 PARALLEL SESSIONS

  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MANONO SEZ
  • THE FINANCING FRAMEWORK FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BATTERY RECURSORS IN DRC

Salon Lubumbashi Salon Congo

18H30 − 20H30
Buffet dinner & Networking at Restaurant l’Okapi
7H30 – 9H00 À l'Hôtel Pullman
Rawbank sponsored breakfast: Skills for battery development in DRC

Opening Remarks

Mr. Mustapha Rawji, Managing Director of Rawbank

Presentations

  • Mr. Diop, Mame Omar, Chief of Education, UNESCO DRC
  • Mr. Thomas Wu, German centre of competence for sustainable industrialization (Aratos Group, Steinbeis University, DGNI and STP Holdings)
  • Ms. Yvonne Kusuamina, PDG de Pay Network (FEC)
  • Prof. Jean-Marie Kanda, Doyen du département de polytechnique, UNILU

Q&R
  • Moderated by Mr. Jean-Marc Kilolo, Economic Affairs Officer, ECA

Salon Lubumbashi

9H30 – 11H00 ROUND TABLE II Salon Congo

Maximising investment opportunities in the battery and electric vehicles value chain

Welcome remarks
Mr. Sameh Shenouda
Executive Director & CIO, AFC
Prof. Kevin Urama
Acting Chief Economist and Vice president in charge of Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, AfDB


Moderator
M. CHARLES AFEKU
ADVISOR TO THE DIRECTOR, ALSF, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK


Davos style round table - Co-Chaired by :

  • Hon. Jean Marie Kalumba, Minister of Economy, DRC
  • Hon. Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng, Minister of Water Resources & Energy, DRC

Panelists
  • Mr. Guy-Robert Lukama, FEC et Membre du Conseil non-exécutif de la Gécamines
  • Mr. Franklin Edochie, Senior Vice President, Natural Resources, AFC
  • Prof. Kevin Urama - Acting Chief Economist and Vice president in charge of Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, AfDB (virtual)
  • Ms. Marina Tolchinsky - Analysis Team Lead, FRAYMX (TBC)(virtual)
  • Mr. Éric Monga, FEC Katanga

Interventions in session
  • Q&R
  • Close

Salon Lubumbashi

11H00 - 11H30
Coffee Break in the Atrium
11H30 - 13H00 ROUND TABLE III Salon Congo

The social, environmental and governance challenges of battery-related industrial activities

Opening remarks
Dr Sidi Ould Tah
Director General, The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
Mrs. Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo
President of the Association of Women in Mining in Africa (AWIMA)
Dr. Serge N’Guessan
Director General for Central Africa, African Development Bank


Moderator
MR. TSHEPELAYI KABATA
TECHNICAL ADVISOR IN THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, THE ARAB BANK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA


Davos style round table

Panelists

  • H.E. Eve Bazaiba Masudi, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Ms. Sandra Ojiambo- CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact (virtual)
  • Mr. Yoshiki Takeuchi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
  • Mr. Claude Kabemba, Director Southern Africa Resource Watch
  • Mr. Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, Reponsable Environnement - EGC

Interventions in session
  • Q&R
  • CLOSE

13H00 - 14H00
Lunch at the Restaurant l’Okapi
14H15 − 15H45 Salon Lubumbashi Salon Congo
B2B’S - 2 PARALLEL SESSIONS
1. THE CASE FOR THE DRC BATTERY COUNCIL:
2. ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE (SPV)
15H50 – 16H50
CLOSING CEREMONY SPEECHES

  • 1. • Dr. Markus Thill
    President with responsibility for the region Africa Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd (virtually)
  • 2. Mr. Sameh Shenouda
    Executive Director & CIO, Africa Finance Cooperation
  • 2. H.E Julien Paluku Kahongya
    Minister of Industry, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 2. H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge
    Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo

16H50 – 18H00
COCKTAIL RECEPTION