The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PSC-F) signatory countries convened the Great Lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC) as a follow-up action to the first Private Sector Investment Conference (PSIC), held in 2016 in Kinshasa. The mobilization of private sector investment into the region to harness the extensive natural resources endowments and existing economic opportunities could be catalytic in creating shared prosperity and destiny. On the long run, private sector investment bears the potential to contribute to the collective efforts towards sustainable peace, stability and the transformation of the Great Lakes region.

Theme: “Cross-border investment and trade as catalysts for regional integration”

The GLITC will:

  1. backgroundprovide a platform for the promotion of cross-border projects in the Great Lakes region in sectors like energy, mining, agriculture, infrastructure and services like finance, information & communication technology, tourism…etc. This will have the potential to promote and consolidate peace and stability through the provision of jobs and livelihood opportunities for youth and women.
  2. provide a platform for public-private dialogues on investments and networking opportunities to over 500 participants from all over the world.
  3. include a high-level political segment with the participation of Heads of State and Governments and high-profile investors, plenary sessions with key-note speakers, industry sector-specific sessions as well as exhibition stands for the Member States to showcase country-specific projects.

Participants will benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge of the economies of the countries in the region, the institutional and regulatory frameworks in place to facilitate cross-border investments, participate in dialogue to improve the regional investment climate, promote responsible business conduct and build public-private partnerships in the region;
  • Identify emerging long-term investment opportunities, avail of cross-border projects that are bankable, ready for business and conform to inclusive and responsible investment requirements;
  • Match potential investors to projects promoters in the following priority areas: Agriculture; Infrastructure; Mining; Energy; Services (ICT, Finance).
About GLTIC

The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PSC-F) signatory countries convened the Great lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC) as a follow-up action to the first Private Sector Investment Conference, held in 2016 in Kinshasa. The mobilization of private sector investment into the region to harness the extensive natural resources endowments and existing economic opportunities could be catalytic in creating shared prosperity and destiny. On the long run, private sector investment bears the potential to contribute to the collective efforts towards sustainable peace, stability and the transformation of the Great Lakes region. Thus, the Conference will focus on cross-border trade and investment, as catalysts for regional integration.

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