Introducing the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity

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We are proud to support our partners in promoting economic freedom across Africa. Here are some of our most recent projects and collaborations:

Activity: Freedom in Nigeria Conference – Ominira Initiative

Date: September, 2022

Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

Overview: Ominira Initiative successfully held this day-long event. They held numerous panels focused on market-friendly policies. Over 100 attendees learned about the benefits of economic freedom and open societies.

Activity: Young Scholar’s Colloquium – Liberty Sparks

Date: September, 2022

Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Overview: Liberty Sparks held an event where 25 young scholars from 7 Sub-Saharan African nations gathered to discuss the AfCFTA and Eamonn Butler’s Trade and Globalisation.


Interview: The IATP’s Director, Alexander Hammond, recently joined Phumlani Majozi, a Senior Fellow at African Liberty on his podcast.

In the video Alexander and Phumlani discuss the fallout from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent trip to Africa. In addition, they speak about the current condition of the AfCFTA and what developed countries can, and should, do to positively impact Africa’s future.

Video: Watch this Institute of Economic Affairs explainer where Alexander Hammond, director of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity, speaks about the future of African trade.

In this video, Alexander discusses the potential offered by an African Continental Free Trade Area and the benefits that such a free trade area would bring not only to different sectors of the African economy, but to countries across the world.

Launch Event: Watch the IATP’s official launch event, which was broadcast on May 19th at 6pm BST on the IEALondon YouTube Channel.

In the webinar, the IATP’s Director, Alexander Hammond was joined by Franklin Cudjoe, Douglas Carswell and Ibrahim Anoba, three esteemed members of the IATP’s advisory council. As well as introducing the initiative, they discussed what the future holds for African free trade and if the new AfCFTA really can revolutionise the continent’s economy.

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