The Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) is an alumni and student led initiative to promote networking and dialogue about business in Africa.
Based at Cambridge Judge Business School, the mission of CABN is to stimulate a robust dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa, incorporating both practitioner and academic perspectives. It is our belief that increasing awareness and building networks between Cambridge and the broader Africa-focused business community will result in increased private sector-led development and economic growth on the continent. To fulfill our mission, the CABN is engaged in a variety of activities, including the organisation of an annual conference and a speaker series for Cambridge students, faculty and the broader Africa-focused professional community.
We aim to differentiate ourselves from comparable organisations by thinking boldly and creatively about making a substantive impact on the continent. This includes initiatives like:
- Creating linkages with African universities and foundations in order to promote business education, entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Cultivating new networks between investors including those in Cambridge’s Silicon Fen and African-based entrepreneurs and managers.
- Promoting best practices in business leadership in Africa.
2021 Africa Together Conference: Strides of Change
22-23 May 2021
In conjunction with the African Society of Cambridge University, the Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) are hosting the annual Business in Africa conference between 22 and 23 May 2021.
CABN will be hosting discussions about public private partnerships as well as assessing the investment landscape. Guest speakers include Dr Ernest Addison (Governor, Bank of Ghana), Samaila Zubairu (President & CEO, African Finance Corporation), Selam Kebede (Director, Antler) and Carole Ramella (Founder & MD, GFA Consulting).