Issues related to the relationship between companies and local communities have become a major challenge for many companies, in particular when they are implanted in areas with a unique biodiversity or areas facing social tensions or high levels of criminality which is often related to political instability and corruption.

This conference will showcase expert opinions and feedback on companies experiences on the African continent. How can sustainable, long-term relationships be built between companies and local communities in high-risk environments?

Maintaining social dialogue with surrounding communities and implementing an effective CSR strategy helps to reduce the risk of conflict and to jointly build sustainable growth opportunities for all stakeholders in the region.