Africa does not need handouts, but positive impulses: How investments from Europe can usher in a new era of cooperation.
Crucial for this real development are entrepreneurs who create jobs and expand value chains. That is one of the key messages of the book „Africa First! Roadmap for a joint future“ that AFN-Co-Founder Martin Schoeller published together with the business journalist Daniel Schönwitz (in november 2020, available also in German and French).
At the heart of the „Roadmap“ is a concept for jointly mobilizing capital to build infrastructure in Africa – as a foundation on which investment and entreprenuership can flourish. And while the EU is actually launching such an infrastructure program („Global Gateway“), we now want to contribute to an investment boom. So AFN is, so to speak, an initiative to put ideas into action – and to proof that investment is the best aid.