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Transforming U.S-Africa Economic Engagement into a 21st Century Partnership

December 7, 2022

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and via Webcast

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

The Wilson Center’s Brown Capital Management Africa Forum will host an event featuring U.S. and African public and private sector leaders and experts in a conversation about important issues in U.S.-Africa economic engagement and why they matter to the United States and African countries. This event will assess the progress of U.S.-Africa economic relations since the first Leaders Summit in 2014 and address key aspects of the economic relationship at the heart of the new U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers will analyze some of the core issues shaping the U.S.-Africa economic partnership and offer practical recommendations for policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hosting Organization: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Point of Contact: Hannah Akuiyibo, hannah.akuiyibo@wilsoncenter.org

Elevating Voices of African Migrant Workers to Ensure Democratic Dividends

December 8, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Public Virtual

Hosting Organization: Humanity United

Point of Contact: Maria Kisumbi, mkisumbi@humanityunited.org

Humanity United is hosting a virtual event on the margins of the US Africa Leaders Summit titled “Elevating voices of African migrant workers to ensure democratic dividends” on December 8th, 2022, 9:30 am- 11:30 am ET.

High-Level Roundtable: Women Leading from the Front

Sunday, December 11, 2022 (Invite-only)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will convene high-level U.S. and African government, business, and policy leaders in a roundtable discussion on the strategies and opportunities to empower women. At this event, the leaders will discuss the roles and challenges of women in building more sustainable business environments to facilitate trade and investment within Africa and with the United States.

Email: cca@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

Roundtable with President of Madagascar

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Time: 10 am - 12 pm | Host: Invest Africa

Contact: +44 20 3730 5035

Email: info@investafrica.com

https://www.investafricaus.org/

Semafor Africa Summit

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Host: Semafor

Venue: 901 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

If you are interested in attending, please contact John@BeAnInsider.com

Registration:

https://events.semafor.com/semaforafricasummit?mc_cid=e481d73a95&mc_eid=2860c31de4

Peace, Trade, and Youth: Investing in the Future of US-Africa Cooperation

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

George Washington University, Linder Family Commons

1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

Hosting Organizations: Search for Common Ground, African Union’s Youth for Peace Program, Social Science Research Council, and United States Institute of Peace

Point of Contact: Philip Oke-Thomas, pokethomas@sfcg.org

Branded, Peace, Trade, and Youth: Investing in the Future of US-Africa Cooperation, this event will give an opportunity to African youth leaders, scholars, and peacebuilders to lend their voices to what they hope to see come from the African Leaders Summit. This half-day event will feature multiple panels touching on democracy and elections, climate change mitigation, new industries in trade/investment, and digital technology in Africa. Please join us for multifaceted discussions on the future of US-African relations from the viewpoint of the next generation. Included guest and participants will be from the African Union’s Youth for Peace Program, the United States Government, development/finance institutions, non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

Presidential Reception with H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana

Monday, December 12, 2022 (Invite-only)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a reception for the President of Botswana and key ministers with 60-80 senior U.S. and African business executives.

Phone: +1 202-835-1115

Email: cca@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

African Human Rights Leaders Summit

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Hosting Organizations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Humanity United, POMED

Point of Contact: TBD

The event will provide an independent platform to raise and integrate the voices and views of African human rights and civil society leaders, as well as members of African civic groups and the diaspora, ahead of the Summit. It will consider ways to prioritize human rights and democratic governance in US partnerships across the continent and will aim to feed into the implementation of the broader US-Africa strategy.

A New Movement to Recover, Invest, and Build the Future Africa

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Hosting Organization: Africa Mbele

Point of Contact: Pamela Johnson, pamela.johnson@africambele.org

Africa Mbele (AM) – the new leading U.S.-based international organization mobilizing the African diaspora’s strategic engagement in support of greater transparency and accountability in sustainable infrastructure investment and development—announced details for its inaugural Annual Global Transparency Day Awards Gala celebrating the vast contributions of the global diaspora in moving the economic prosperity of Africa’s future forward. The AM’s black-tie Awards Gala will take place at the historic John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6 P.M.

Presidential Dialogue: Mozambique Business and Investment Roundtable

Monday, December 12, 2022 (Invite-only)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the President of Mozambique and key ministers for a roundtable to engage with 20-40 U.S. and Africa private sector on trade and investment opportunities in Mozambique. This event will be by invitation only.

Phone: +1 202-835-1115

Email: cca@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

Advancing Synergies between the U.S. and African Countries in Just Energy Transitions

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Hosting Organizations: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Point of Contact: Dr. Zainab Usman, zainab.usman@ceip.org

This discussion, on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, will examine the synergies between U.S. national security interests around climate action and African priorities for a just transition to a low carbon future that prioritizes jobs creation, productivity, and shared prosperity. It will feature African leaders from the SADC region as well as U.S. government officials to identify synergies between U.S. interests in global leadership on clean technologies and African priorities for a just energy transition, discuss risks and opportunities in advancing these shared interests including governance and security concerns within African countries, and concretely identify mechanisms and tools to translate these shared priorities into policies and investments on the ground.

Technology Driven Africa – Advancing the Digital Agenda

Monday, December 12, 2022 (Open to the public)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host this Forum to highlight the remarkable digital opportunities on the continent while also advancing U.S. businesses comparative advantage and contribution to improving the socioeconomic landscape of the continent through technology.

Location: Covington & Burling LLP

850 10th St N.W., Washington, D.C. USA

Registration: https://cca.glueup.com/event/technology-driven-africa-advancing-the-digitalization-agenda-66413/

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to Mr. Carl Paschall cpaschall@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

Conservation in Africa: Gateways for Human Development and Sustainability

Monday, December 12, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Kennedy Caucus Room,

Russell Senate Office Building

2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Hosting Organization: International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF)

Point of Contact: Roy Allen Howell, rhowell@issfoundation.us

ICCF will host a dinner reception on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, on Monday, December 12th, featuring leaders of African governments and co-chairs of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus, to discuss the conservation and development challenges that African leaders are confronting at a national and regional level. Invited guests include Members of Congress, U.S. government officials, and leaders from multilateral institutions, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.

Milken Institute Roundtable and Reception

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Host: Milken Institute

Contact: Conrad Kiechel

Executive Director, Global Programming and Events

ckiechel@milkeninstitute.org

Phone: +1 202.336.8900

Email: inquiries@milkeninstitute.org

Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Reception

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Host: U.S Department of State, Prosper Africa and Tony Elumelu Foundation

For general enquires, reach us at enquiries@tonyelumelufoundation.org

Conservation in Africa: Gateways for Human Development and Sustainability

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Host: International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF)

Phone: 202-471-4222

Email: hq@iccfoundation.us

Atlantic Council Dinner with Goldman Sachs

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Host: Atlantic Council

Telephone: +1 202.778.4952

Email: info@atlanticcouncil.org

Project Aladdin Dinner

Monday, December 12, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm | Host: Private

The Africa National Oil Companies/CEOs Business Roundtable

Tue, December 13, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Theme: “Accelerating Technical Cooperation, Finance and Investments for Decarbonization in Africa’s Fossil Energy Sector”

Location

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG Hotel 801 Wharf Street Southwest Washington, DC 20024 United States

This Initiative comes on the heels of the recent declaration from Energy Importers and Exporters on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels released on 11th November 2022 by the Governments of the United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Norway, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Joint Declaration from Energy Importers and Exporters on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels - United States Department of State.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-africa-national-oil-companiesceos-business-roundtable-tickets-470807045547?aff=erellivmlt

High-Level Dialogue: Morocco Business and Investment Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (Invite-only)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the Prime Minister of Morocco and key ministers for a roundtable to engage with 40-50 senior U.S. and African private sector executives to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Morocco.

Phone: +1 202-835-1115

Email: cca@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

Leveraging the Private Sector to Reach Health Security Goals in Africa

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (Open to the public, registration link below)

This special event will convene African Heads of State, U.S. and African business executives and senior government and multilateral officials to discuss strategies and best practices for addressing key issues that enhance health security and enable expanded access to quality healthcare in Africa.

Location: DLA Piper

8th Street Northwest 500

Washington, District of Columbia

Space is limited. Please RSVP by December 5, 2022.

Contact: Ms. Morayor Essieh messieh@corporatecouncilonafrica.com

Click here to register.

https://cca.glueup.com/event/leveraging-the-private-sector-to-reach-health-security-goals-in-africa-66403/

Africa To the World: Diaspora Forum Mixer

Tue, Dec 13, 2022, 5:00 PM EST

The only place to be is FOCUS DC after the convening of Diaspora leaders in town for the official U.S.– Africa Leaders’ Summit!

Location

1348 H St NE 1348 H Street Northeast Washington, DC 20002 United States

The DC area has always been fertile ground for the most intelligent, driven and creative African leaders. On Tuesday, December 13th, as the official side event for the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, join us for an evening of community, connection and culture at the popular and African-owned social lounge, Focus DC!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/africa-to-the-world-diaspora-forum-mixer-tickets-476411669127?aff=erellivmlt

Thematic closed Sessions @ DoD, State and Commerce on Diaspora, Space, Peace and Security, Trade, and Investment

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 8am - 5:00 pm

World Cup Watch Party Monumental Sports

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Rumble Ventures at Capitol One Arena

Time: 2pm - 4pm

EXIM Bank 2022 Annual Conference

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Host: Export-Import Bank of the United States

https://www.exim.gov/events/annual-conference?mc_cid=e481d73a95&mc_eid=2860c31de4

EXIM’s flagship event, will be held both online and in Washington, DC where attendees will convene in-person for the first time since 2019. This year, we anticipate more than 1,000 guests who will hear high-level discussions and engage with innovative leaders in business, finance, government, policy, and media. Follow the conversation on social media with #EXIM22.

Tofino Capital Institutional Investor Dinner

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm | Host: Tofino Capital

AGOA Ministerial Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: TBD | Host: United States Trade Representative

https://agoa.info/news/article/16017-ustr-tai-to-host-agoa-ministerial-meeting-during-december-africa-leaders-summit.html?mc_cid=e481d73a95&mc_eid=2860c31de4

African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum will be held on December 13, 2022. President Biden outlined in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, our African diaspora is a source of strength.

The African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum will elevate our diaspora engagement to strengthen the dialogue between U.S. officials and the diaspora in the United States and provide a platform for young African and diaspora leaders to fashion innovative solutions to pressing challenges. The Forum will feature breakout sessions on higher education, the creative industries, and environmental equity, utilizing the theme ‘‘Amplifying Voices: Building Partnerships That Last.’’

The Forum will be held in person on December 13, 2022. The U.S. Department of State is seeking exceptional young leaders to participate in the event. Ideal participants will be Africans and people of African descent living outside of Africa who are between the ages of 21–35 and actively engaged on issues related to higher education, creative industries, or environmental equity.

Information regarding how to self-nominate is included in the Federal Register notice.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2022-11-01/pdf/2022-23660.pdf

Contact: diasporaafricasummit@state.gov

Bloomberg Sustainable Africa Summit

Investment, Innovation, and the Future of Global Trade

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

One of the great economic challenges across Africa and the Global South has been how to leverage natural resources and human capital toward widespread industrialization, entrepreneurship, and job creation. As emerging markets worldwide enter a new era of hyper-industrialization driven by advanced technologies and a focus on sustainability, countries like Namibia are now positioned to advance key sectors like Energy, Mining, and Agriculture higher up the value chain. What is required from investors and international business leaders to reshape global supply chains towards sustainability goals and support the transition to technologies such as batteries and hydrogen? How is the Namibian government creating policy frameworks to encourage foreign investment into these sectors and beyond? And what do investors from the US and across the world need to understand about the potential for the African continent to deliver significant value across emerging sectors of the global economy and help scale these innovations around the world?

https://events.bloomberglive.com/sustainable-africa/home

Bloomberg-Namibia Invest Luncheon

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 12pm | Host: Bloomberg

World Cup Watch Party Monumental Sports, Rumble Ventures at Capitol One Arena

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Address: 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Phone: +1 202-628-3200

U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit - Climate Ministerial Dialogue

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

BCIU will host a private sector led discussion to explore key themes around the climate discussion in Africa. The purpose of the discussion will be to explore partnerships that grow markets and expand opportunities for U.S. investment in Africa while advancing climate resiliency across key sectors in the region. The discussion will also explore initiatives that deliver growth and work to combat the effects of climate change. Areas of discussion will include: Protection of rainforest in the Congo Basin, Carbon capture and carbon credits, Climate Financing and the Circular Economy. Invited guests include the private sector, African delegations, the United State government, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.

To express interest in attending this event please contact Calum Hill at chill@bciu.org.

https://bciu.zohobackstage.com/USAfricaLeadersSummit-ClimateMinisterialDialogue

U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit: Healthcare Ministerial Dialogue

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 7:00 PM to 9:00PM

BCIU will host a private sector led discussion to explore case studies of public private partnerships (PPPs) that have strengthened and created more sustainable health systems guided by the core principals of affordability, effectiveness and equity. The discussion will provide opportunities for collaboration amongst stakeholders. The dinner will discuss how health systems can and will continue to evolve and adapt to changing public health demands, national Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) action plans, the future of pandemic preparedness, and the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As well as how the United States continues to play an important role in strengthening health systems in Africa. Included guests with be from the private sector, African delegations, the United States Government and non-governmental organizations.

To express interest in attending this event please contact Calum Hill at chill@bciu.org.

https://bciu.zohobackstage.com/USAfricaLeadersSummitHealthcareMinisterialDialogue

U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit - Food Security Ministerial Dialogue

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

BCIU will host a private sector led event focused on food security and agribusiness to discuss how the private sector can partner and collaborate with governments to create greater food security. The war in Ukraine has caused challenges that will have a large impact on short and long term challenges in the African Agriculture Sector. This discussion will create the opportunity for the public and private sector to discuss financial mechanisms that can help address the immediate food crisis as well as creating long term solutions for sustainable farming methods. We will hear from private sector companies who are leaders in innovation and partnerships with smallholder farmers to combat challenges such as draught, crop protection and mechanization. Guests will include the private sector, African delegations, the United States government and international organizations.

To express interest in attending this event please contact Calum Hill at chill@bciu.org.

https://bciu.zohobackstage.com/USAfricaLeadersSummit-FoodSecurityMinisterialDialogue

State Dinner for Heads of State at the Convention Center or Blair House

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 7pm

BCIU Reception and Dinner for Ministers

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 7pm

U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) will take place on December 14, 2022. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Council on Africa, in partnership with the Prosper Africa initiative, USABF will focus on advancing two-way trade and investment partnerships that bolster Africa’s role in the global economy, scale innovation and entrepreneurship, and drive advancements in key sectors.

Under the theme “Partnering for a Prosperous and Resilient Future,” USABF will bring together African heads of state and U.S. and African business and government leaders to advance mutually beneficial partnerships that create jobs and drive inclusive and sustainable growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

Who Is Invited?

The invitation only USABF, including the Prosper Africa Deal Room, will convene leading U.S. and African businesses, investors, and government leaders, including heads of state, global CEOs, emerging business leaders, sports figures, and celebrities.

For questions about the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum, please email USABF2022@trade.gov

High Level Dialogue: Changing the U.S. Investment Paradigm in Africa

Thursday, December 15, 2022 (Invite-only)

This special event will convene 50-60 senior U.S. and African business executives to engage in a frank conversation on tangible ways to better collaborate on the continent and increase U.S. private investment in Africa's strategic sectors.

Leaders’ Summit Heads of State Meeting @ Convention Center

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Investing in Africa's Creative Industries

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Host: Atlantic Council

Please contact Iveta Kruma at Ikruma@atlanticcouncil.org.

Partnering for Our Shared Future

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Host: Foreign Policy for America and Microsoft

Partnering for Our Shared Future

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center, Washington, DC

Hosting Organization: Foreign Policy for America and Microsoft

Point of Contact: Kristina Biyad, kristina@fp4america.org

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) and Microsoft are hosting an evening reception to celebrate the Summit’s achievements. Featuring keynote remarks from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, we will convene visiting African delegations together with Members of Congress, civil society leaders, and private sector partners who share a commitment to a strong, forward-looking partnership between the U.S. and Africa.

Reception at the Smithsonian African Museum

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm | Host: Africa.com

Semafor US-Africa Leaders’ Reception

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm | Host: Semafor

InsiderPR After Party

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 pm | Host: InsiderPR

Aubrey Hruby

aubrey@beaninsider.com

Presidential Dialogue: Nigeria Business and Investment Roundtable

Friday, December 16, 2022

The roundtable discussion will be by invitation only with a select number of key stakeholders from the Nigerian Government, United States Government, Private sector (Nigeria), and Private Sector (U.S.).

H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to make brief remarks followed by a high-level dialogue with CEOs and other senior private sector and government leaders who can impact U.S.-Nigeria trade, investment, and business.

Nigeria Investment Forum (Invite-only)

Friday, December 16, 2022

The Nigeria Investment Forum will be an opportunity to present to a larger audience of interested CCA member companies and stakeholders the strong case for U.S. investment in Nigeria. H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to deliver remarks highlighting initiatives and policies implemented by the Government of Nigeria, under his leadership, in promoting investment into the Nigerian economy. The forum will highlight the overall investment opportunity in Nigeria, and speakers will include senior U.S. and Nigerian government and private sector leaders.

Presidential Dialogue: Kenya Business and Investment Roundtable

Friday, December 16, 2022 (Invite-only)

The roundtable discussion will be by invitation only with select high-level American company representatives. H.E. President William Ruto is expected to make brief remarks followed by a high-level dialogue with CEOs and other senior private sector leaders who can impact U.S.-Kenyan trade, investment, and business.

US Nigeria Council Breakfast

Friday December 16, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am | Host: USNC

Please email USNC Director of Operations Jonathan Dörnhofer at jdornhofer@usnigeriacouncil.org.

Breakfast with President of Uganda

Friday December 16, 2022

Time: 9:00 am

US Africa BizMatch Forum

Friday, December 16, 2022

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00pm EST

“Unlocking U.S Investment in African Markets"

Venue: Grand Hyatt Washington D.C.

Registration Link: https://usafricabizmatch2022.eventbrite.com

Website: https://sabizmatch.com/usa

The U.S Africa Bizmatch Forum 2022 is scheduled on Friday December 16, 2022 in Washington D.C during the sideline of the U.S Africa Leaders’ Summit. The event is designed to facilitate business matchmaking opportunities for U.S and African businesses and will convene an influential community of government officials, CEOs, project developers, and financiers under one roof featuring a matchmaking program, breakout sessions, intimate roundtable discussion, and networking functions to forge lasting business connections among others. The theme “Unlocking U.S Investment in African Markets” will focus on accelerating the pace and scale of U.S investment in Africa through collaboration and shared strategies.

Contact: contact@sabizmatch.com

African Clothing & Cosmetics Roadshow Washington DC

Fri, Dec 16, 2022, 8:30 AM – Sun, Dec 18, 2022, 8:30 PM EST

African Clothing & Cosmetics Roadshow is a 3-day event to connect buyers and retailers to the African Fashion and beauty manufacturers.

Location

200 MASS AVE 200 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC, DC 20001 United States

African Clothing & Cosmetics Roadshow is a 3-day event to connect buyers and retailers to the African Fashion and Beauty manufacturers (Apparel, Textiles, Footwear, Cosmetics). Main activities include Expert panels and conferences, trade show and exhibition, B2B, Made in Africa pop up store with Afterpay, and African food sampling.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-clothing-cosmetics-roadshow-washington-dc-tickets-421935529527?

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