Media Advisory – Press Briefing on Unstoppable Africa Event



WHAT: The Global Africa Business Initiative is the premier African private sector-led global platform that galvanizes leaders in the private, public and social sectors to invest in Africa. It is coordinated by the United Nations Global Compact and works to stimulate stakeholders to amplify and reposition Africa’s business narrative.

On 21-22 September 2023, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, GABI will be hosting its annual ‘Unstoppable Africa’ forum which aims to amplify opportunities, calling on global businesses, governments, and investors to rally behind Africa's growth vision. As the continent's economic momentum surpasses global averages, there's a pressing need to amplify and harness these opportunities. GABI offers this platform, bridging the gap between global investors and Africa's vibrant, emerging sectors.



  • Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General & CEO of the United Nations Global Compact
  • Olajobi Makinwa, Head of the Global Africa Business Initiative 
  • Dan Thomas, Chief of Communications & Strategic Events for the United Nations Global Compact 


WHEN: Tuesday 12 September 2023

TIME:  14:00 (ET, New York time)

WHERE: Room S-237, 2nd floor, United Nations Secretariat, New York 



The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) is the premier private-sector-led global platform committed to driving transformative growth in Africa. Positioned uniquely, GABI balances business with responsible, sustainable development. It stands as a beacon of empowerment, harnessing Africa's vast potential in production inputs, consumer markets, labor force, and innovation. With initiatives tailored to highlight Africa's growing centrality in the global business ecosystem, GABI is uniquely poised to usher in an era of unprecedented growth and development on the continent.

Attendees at Unstoppable Africa at the Westin Hotel in New York will comprise an esteemed roster including government and business figureheads, UN agency leaders, investors, and notable personalities from the worlds of sports, entertainment and arts. See press release.

The core discussions at the event will revolve around three pillars:

  • Energy Access & Energy Transitions

  • Inclusive Growth & Trade

  • Digital Transformation

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