The African Artisan Summit & Expo 2020 would focus on promoting the need to structure the Artisan demography, create a Pan Africa awareness on the need to redesign the informal sector, structure it and make it financially inclusive which would result in sustainable job creation and self empowerment.
For instance, the Nigeria’s informal economy accounts for 65% of GDP and up to 90 percent of jobs outside agriculture are in the informal sector, including household enterprises that are not formally registered – IMF.
Hence, the need to create a forum where all stakeholders would be invited to speak and deliberate on the best way to restructure Artisans with the aim of providing a sustainable solution that would in the end make the sector more lucrative, profitable and sustainable for the future we want in Africa.
The 2020 Maiden Edition has been theme:
EMPOWERMENT, PROFITABILITY & FINANCIAL INCLUSIVENESS FOR ARTISANS.