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US-Africa Partnership in the Implementation of AfCTA: The Role of US Companies

When: Monday, 15 November 2021 - Monday, 15 November 2021
Where: Online Event
Start time:15:00

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Cost: Free registration is required.

The webinar is part of the build up activities leading to the launch of the “US Business in Africa Awards” on 18 November 2021 at the ICC in Durban.

In preparation for the launch of US Business in Africa Awards, the partners will be hosting this webinar on the theme: US-Africa Partnership in the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA): The Role of US Companies. This theme is aligned to the overall theme of the 2021, IATF. The webinar will focus on the role of the US Government and US companies in fostering the continental free trade area. Each of the speakers will focus on a sub-theme linked to the overall webinar themes as follows:

  • Ms Cynthia Griffin, Cynthia A. Griffin, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Regional Senior Commercial Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa: The overall link between US Government economics and trade policy agencies and the AfCFTA as they relate to US companies operating in Africa. These agencies include various state departments, International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC), Millennium Challenge Corporation, Prosper Africa, Power Africa, USAID, USTDA, and USDAF, among others).
  • Ms Angela Russell: The practical interests of US companies in Africa in the implementation of US-Africa economic policies.
  • Prof Fred Olayele: The potential role of US companies in the implementation of the AfCFTA.
  • Prof Bitange Ndemo: The role and place of US companies in the US-Africa digital and creative economies.

Note: The panelists are members of the Organizing Committee of the US Business in Africa Awards.

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