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Afronomicslaw-UNCTAD Webinar: The Reform of the International Investment Policy Regime in Africa

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September 13, 2020



The Reform of the International Investment Policy Regime in Africa

Joint Webinar by Afronomicslaw – UNCTAD

Date: 28 September 2020

Time: 9.00am - Chicago; 5:00pm - East Africa; 3pm - UK/West Africa; 4:00pm - Geneva/Johannesburg

Meeting Registration: Zoom Registration

This webinar will consider reforms of the international investment policy regime in Africa. The webinar follows up our recently concluded symposium on Investor-State Dispute Settlement designed to centre voices from the Global South in the veritable tradition of See this link for the Symposium Introduction: Centering Voices From the Global South on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform: A Debate.


  • Yvan Rwananga, Consultant, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
  • Hamed El Kady, Investment Policy Adviser, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
  • Patience Okala, Deputy Director/Legal Adviser, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
  • Roselyn Ngeno, Senior Investment Expert, African Union Commission
  • Won Kidane, Associate Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle U.S.A.


  • James Thuo Gathii, Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago
  • Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Assistant Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie Canada