Prezentacja Raportu 'Europe-Africa on the Global Chessboard: The New Opening'

Prezentacja Raportu 'Europe-Africa on the Global Chessboard: The New Opening'

W dniu wczorajszym, tj. 7 maja 2013 roku, w Klubie Polskiej Rady Biznesu w Warszawie odbyła się uroczysta prezentacja raportu pt. Europe-Africa on the Global Chessboard: The New Opening. Raport został wydany przez CEED Institute (, a jego autorami są dr Dominik Kopiński, dr Andrzej Polus oraz mgr Wojciech Tycholiz. W pracach nad raportem, jako  PCSA Research Team, uczestniczyli także członkowie Zespołu PCSA: mgr Anna Cichecka, mgr Monika Różalska, mgr Agnieszka Sito, mgr Michał Szczurek, mgr Karol Szulc.

Prezentacja raportu rozpoczęła się od wystąpienia dr. Jana Kulczyka, który w kilku słowach wyjaśnił dlaczego uważa, że Europa potrzebuje Afryki, a Afryka Europy.

Następnie autorzy raportu dokonali krótkiej prezentacji jego zawartości. Wydarzenie zwieńczyła dyskusja panelistów w osobach głównego ekonomisty PwC prof. Witolda Orłowskiego, posła prof. Killiona Munyamy oraz inicjatora Polsko-Afrykańskiej Izby Handlowej Philipa Mibenge.

Struktura Raportu

  1. Africa is rising but ‘Africa is not a country’
  2. Europe is taking a nap, while others are waking up
  3. It’s… politics, stupid! The relevance of political factors in Euro-Africa relations
  4. Europe-Africa – lessons to learn from others

Fragment Executive Summary raportu:
"Africa is on the rise, and so is the heat around the continent. Researchers, business people, and journalists from around the world cherish the transformation that Africa has seemingly made during the last decade. The change in narrative regarding the continent has been dramatic, from the ‘hopeless continent,’ and a ‘scar on the conscience of the Western world,’ to the ‘hopeful,’ ‘rising,’ and ‘dynamic’ continent. Africa is no longer represented by the usual face of a suffering child, but rather by the smiling face of the new middle-class.

The continent’s metamorphosis is undeniable and is likely to be enduring. According to IMF, in the upcoming five years, ten out of twenty of the fastest growing economies will be from Sub-Saharan Africa. Commodities sectors are booming, rapidly growing consumer markets are attracting new foreign investors, and returns on equity are among the world’s highest. Nevertheless, the African business landscape is still not a bed of roses. Political uncertainty, corruption, widespread red tape, weak governance, poor infrastructure, and low labour productivity all make investors wary of the current Africa frenzy. With many positive changes happening, across-the-board enthusiasm is rather misplaced. Africa is home to 56 states, an extremely heterogeneous population, GDP per capita ranging from 300 USD (Burundi) to 36,600 USD (Equatorial Guinea) and political systems ranging from authoritarian regimes (Sudan, Zimbabwe) to democracy (Ghana, Botswana). Therefore, whoever treats the African continent as a monolith, with growth embracing each and every part of it, is naïve or ignorant, or holds this view for a specific reason.

The objectives of this study are threefold. First, it seeks to present and critically discuss major economic, political, and social development trends in Sub-Saharan Africa. Secondly, it is to examine an on-going shift in Africa’s international relations with the outside world where Europe’s clout is waning and South-South co-operation is on the rise. And, lastly, it seeks to better understand the business and political practices of developing countries in Africa, and thus provide food for thought to CEE, whose business presence on the continent has been alarmingly limited.(...)"

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Wojciech Tycholiz