U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Side Events

On Aug. 4, leaders from across Africa will travel to Washington, D.C. for the historic, three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Organized around the theme of "Investing in the Next Generation," the summit will focus on building interstate ties with the U.S. through trade partnerships and investment in security, democracy and individual rights. With over 50 leaders expected to attend, the event will be the largest summit ever convened by the White House for African heads of state.

An array of non-government actors and organizations will be hosting side events throughout the summit to continue key conversations with the visiting delegations on an array of related civil society development issues. InterAction and its members will be playing an active role in many of these discussions. As a service for the larger NGO community and members of the public, InterAction is hosting an interactive list of side events being held in conjunction with the summit. 

Each event listing below includes a brief description, location, registration information (if open to the public or press) and a point of contact. Information on all side events has been supplied by the hosting organizations. Questions should be directed to the listed event contacts. InterAction staff are not able to secure special access to events.

If you have questions about the list or have a summit side event you would like to add, please contact us at communications@interaction.org. Information can also be accessed directly from our Events Calendar.

Additional information on summit side events (including events being held outside Washington) also can be found at www.africaevents.wordpress.com and www.sidw.org/africa-development-forum.


  1. AIYD @ Young African Leaders Summit Partnership Expo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Event Description: 

    President Obama will host the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit at the end of July (28-30). The three-day conference, will bring together 500 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders (ages 25 to 35) to meet with U.S. entrepreneurs, government officials and civil society representatives.

    On July 29, the Alliance for International Youth Development, on behalf of its members, will participate in a special summit partnership expo to discuss how the international donor community, global businesses, governments and youth can act in partnership to increase investments in programs that support young peoples’ ability to engage in productive livelihoods and become active members of their communities.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact the Young African Leaders Initiative

    Address: 
    Omni Shoreham Hotel
    2500 Calvert St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20008
    United States
  2. African Youth Forum 2014

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Young African Society (YAS) will cosponsor an African Youth Forum 2014 on July 31. This year's theme is "Equipping and Inspiring the Next Generation for Productive Jobs." The African Youth Forum 2014 will feature external and internal participants discussing youth as an critical component of the Africa development agenda and address UN thematic areas.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. Please direct further inquires to: wbimfyoungafricansociety@worldbank.org.

     

    Address: 
    The World Bank Headquarters
    1818 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20433
    United States
    Location: 
  3. What should African Leaders know to accelerate the achievement and sustainability of health goals in the post 2015 agenda?

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On July 31, a special panel will explore “What should African Leaders know to accelerate the achievement and sustainability of health goals in the post 2015 agenda?” Panelists will discuss the lessons they have learned from their experiences and efforts working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with a focus on the ways leaders can leverage existing initiatives and experience to ensure healthy lives for every African.

    Panelists will draw from the lessons learned from the MDGs to propose ways African leaders can meet and even go beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 4-Ensuring Healthy Lives targets in an efficient way that makes the best of all resources available and protects the poor.

    Please Note: RSVP required. For further information please contact Cristina Busbeeat at events@sidw.org or +1 202 331 1317.

    Address: 
    Chemonics International
    1717 H St. NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20006
    United States
    Location: 
  4. The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Preview

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
    Event Description: 

    On July 31, “The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Preview” will be held at the Atlantic Council. The event will feature remarks from Linda Thomas- Greenfield, assistant secretary for Africa Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, on the challenges and opportunities for U.S.-African relations.

    Please Note: Representatives of the press are welcome and this event is on the record; members of the media should contact press@AtlanticCouncil.org to register.

    Address: 
    Atlantic Council
    1030 15th St. NW, West Tower, 12th Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  5. Prospecting for Sustainability, Equity and Resilience: Africa’s Challenges and Opportunities

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On July 31, a special forum will be held on “Prospecting for Sustainability, Equity and Resilience: Africa’s Challenges and Opportunities.”

    The forum will focus on the changing landscape of policy and action across Africa and globally on the issues at the intersection of development, sustainability and equity. Specifically, discussions of this event will focus on current issues such as climate-resilient development, resource rights and gender specific policy making. Being hosted by the Meridian Institute, the event is being cosponsored by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), anthroLogik, and the Society for International Development (SID) Washington Chapter’s Work Group on the Environment (Learn more about the forum).

    Please Note: RSVP required. Reservations should be made by emailing Gabriella Richardson Temm: gabriella@anthrologik.com or Barbara Stinson: bstinson@merid.org

    Address: 
    Venue: Meridian Institute
    1920 L St., NW, Suite 500
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20036
    United States
    Location: 
  6. Reception for African Diplomats

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On July 31, The Hunger Project is hosting a diplomatic reception for African diplomats and other invited guest to meet with itscountry director from Uganda, Dr. Daisy Owomugasho. Attendees will hear about The Hunger Project’s work in Africa and its holistic, women-focused development strategies carried out in partnership with local government.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. For inquires please contact The Hunger Project.

     

    Address: 
    The Hunger Project
    2121 Decatur Place NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20008
    United States
    Location: 
  7. The Africa Business Forum 2014

    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 5:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The World Bank Group-IMF African Society are staging the 3rd Edition of Africa Business Forum August 1- 3, in association with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

    The main objectives of the forum are to: (a) project the image of 21st century Africa with a rapidly expanding consumer market; and (b) create a platform for the African Private Sector to meet, network and forge mutually-beneficial business relationships with their counterparts in the USA. The outcome of the business forum will be outlined in a consensus document which will be submitted as an input into the Agenda of the African Heads of State Summit.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. Further inquires should be directed to wbimfyoungafricansociety@worldbank.org.

     

    Address: 
    The World Bank
    1818 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20433
    United States
  8. Demography and Development: Youth and the Future for Africa’s Development

    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:30am
    Event Description: 

    Africa’s rate of economic growth has exceeded the global average over the last decade. Yet, high growth has not been sufficient to guarantee productive employment for all. Large sections of the population, and particularly the young, have been left behind. On August 1, the African Development Forum will host a special discussion on demography and development, in conjunction with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The event will consider approaches to more inclusive, employment and creating sustainable growth strategies, with particular attention to the special needs of youth.

    The African Development Forum is an initiative of the USAID Alumni Association, the Society for International Development-Washington, DC Chapter, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Africare, the Meridian Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

    Please Note: RSVP required. Reservations should be made by emailing Gabriella Richardson Temm: gabriella@anthrologik.com or Barbara Stinson: bstinson@merid.org

    Address: 
    SID-Washington
    1101 15th St. NW, 3rd Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  9. NPC Luncheon with Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo

    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
    Event Description: 

    President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso will discuss peace, security and stability of the central Africa region and oil investments in his country at a National Press Club (NPC) luncheon on August 1.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members. NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate. Non-member tickets cost $36. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

    Address: 
    The National Press Club
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20045
    United States
    Location: 
  10. 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum & Awards Dinner

    Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The 9th Ethiopian Diaspora Business Forum will be held at The George Washington University and Grand Hyatt Washington, August 2-3. The forum will review opportunities and challenges on “Investing in Ethiopia’s Emerging Technology Sector,” in recognition of the growing importance of technology as a key driver of innovation in the Ethiopian economy. The event is organized annually by The Ethiopian American -- a non-political business magazine that serves the Ethiopian Diaspora.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. For more information, please visit: www.theethiopianamerican.com

     

    Address: 
    The George Washington University (Jack Morton Auditorium)
    805 21st St. NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20052
    United States
    Location: 
  11. Believe in Africa Leader’s Forum

    Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 3, Believe in Africa will host a special all-day forum to explore the private sector’s participation into Africa’s economic transformation. Participants in the Believe in Africa Leader’s Forum will include U.S. and African business executives as well as leaders of the African Diaspora residing in the U.S., Europe, North America and other members of civil society.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. For inquires please email Believe in Africa. The forum also will be live streamed on Africa 24 TV.

    Address: 
    The Newseum
    555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  12. Fifth Annual DC Africa Festival

    Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
    Event Description: 

    Each year, the mayor’s Annual Africa Festival celebrates diverse communities of the District’s African diaspora through art, culture, food, history, and music. Since its inception in 2010, the festival has fast become one of the District’s most anticipated cultural events drawing thousands of attendees. The event stands as a unique testament to the unprecedented growth and presence of the District’s African residents. It further echoes the goals of the DC Office of African Affairs' Multicultural Awareness and Community Building Program—celebrating the varied identities of African people; promoting the different cultures within the District’s African community; and encouraging all District residents to learn about African heritage, customs, and history.

    Please Note: This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Inquires should be directed to the DC Office of African Affairs.

    Address: 
    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
    Location: 
  13. Town hall on Vision 2063 – Pt I

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 12:00am
    Event Description: 

    A series of African Union town hall meetings will be held in Washington (August 4) and in New York (August 8) to engage the diaspora media on implementation of the AU communication strategy and 2063 Agenda. The event is being organized by the Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Citizens and Diaspora Organizations Directorate (CIDO), AUC and the AU Missions in Washington and New York.

    The Town Hall meeting will be a catalyst to ensure the ownership and involvement of the African media in diaspora for a more vibrant, positively visible and people-centered African Union, supported by more effective communication structures.

    Please Note: The event will be held in two parts, the first in Washington and the second in New York City. See the full media advisory for additional information, press contacts and other inquires.

    Address: 
    World Bank, Conference Room MC4800
    18181 H street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20433
    United States
    Location: 
  14. Science at the United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 12:00am
    Event Description: 

    Intelligence in Science (ISC) will organize a seminar on August 4 entitled “Science at the United States-Africa Leaders’ Summit,” to explore the role of science, within the summit objectives and broader Africa-U.S. relations. The event will also identify and promote methods for stimulating growth, driving cross-border exchanges and establishing an enabling environment for future generations.

    Please Note: Registration is required for this event. Inquires should be directed to Sofia Geck.  For a full agenda list and registration information please visit http://www.iscintelligence.com/event.php?id=229

    Address: 
    National Press Club
    529 14th Street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20045
    United States
    Location: 
  15. Presidential Breakfast with H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a special breakfast with H.E. Armando Guebuza, president of the Republic of Mozambique. This event is part of CCA’s week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.”

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required (CCA Members/Government: $50 | Non-CCA Members: $100).

    Registration Website: 
    Address: 
    Marriott Marquis Hotel
    901 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  16. African Diaspora Investment Symposium

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
    Event Description: 

    Developing Markets Associates, Homestrings, the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance will cohost the first U.S.-Africa Diaspora Investment Symposium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on August 4.

    The symposium will be comprised of two events: 

    Morning event (general admission): The morning event will gather change makers from the global diaspora, the private sector, civil society and non-profit organizations to engage in discussions on how to leverage the tremendous potential of the African Diaspora through investment and entrepreneurship.

    Afternoon event (accredited investors only): Hosted by DMA and Homestrings, the afternoon event will for the first time provide an opportunity for U.S. based Africans in the diaspora to actively invest in pre-qualified opportunities across the continent.

    Please Note: The afternoon session is restricted to members of Homestrings who are accredited investors. Further inquires should be directed to corporate@homestrings.com

     

    Address: 
    Ronald Reagan Building, Pavilion Room
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
    Location: 
  17. North Africa Forum

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 8:30am to 11:00am
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce will present a special forum on “North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in a time of Transition,” in conjunction with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The event will gather government and private sector leaders from both the United States and Africa.

    Please Note: RSVP required. For further information please contact Raad Al Ghamdi, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce at 202-289-5506 or ralghamdi@nusacc.org.

    Address: 
    Willard Intercontinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
  18. Empowered Africa Dialogue

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
    Event Description: 

    Organized by the U.S.-Africa Network, the "Empowered Africa Dialogue" will be held at Howard University on the eve of President Obama’s African Leaders Summit. The event will provide an alternative space where grassroots citizen-activists, scholars, progressive NGOs and community organizers from Africa and the United States will not only critique significant issues related to U.S.-Africa policy, but also discuss alternative strategies and policies from a progressive and proactive perspective.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required.  For more information please contact: EmpoweredAfrica2014@gmail.com.

    Address: 
    Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn Center
    2400 Sixth Street, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20059
    United States
    Location: 
  19. U.S.- South Africa Business and Investment Forum

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:30am
    Event Description: 

    The ​U.S.​-South ​Africa ​Business ​Council ​invites ​you ​to ​join ​them ​for ​the ​U.S.-South ​Africa ​Business ​and ​Investment ​Forum. ​The ​event ​will ​feature ​a ​keynote ​address ​by ​South ​African ​President ​Jacob ​Zuma ​as ​well ​as ​panel ​discussions ​with ​U.S. ​companies ​doing ​business ​in ​South ​Africa ​and ​key ​South ​African ​ministers. ​The ​first ​panel ​will ​discuss ​how ​infrastructure ​investments ​are ​moving ​South ​Africa ​toward ​the ​goals ​set ​forth ​in ​the ​National ​Development ​Plan ​(NDP). ​And ​the ​second ​panel ​will ​highlight ​the ​role ​of ​innovation ​as ​the ​key ​to ​South ​Africa’s ​future ​economic ​growth.

    Registration ​and ​Continental ​Breakfast: ​8:30 ​a.m.

    Executive ​branch ​employees ​should ​obtain ​written ​permission ​to ​attend ​this ​event ​from ​their ​designated ​agency ​ethics ​office ​and ​should ​send ​a ​copy ​of ​the ​permission ​by ​email ​to ​ABI@USChamber.com ​prior ​to ​the ​event.

    For more information, click here. 

    Questions? Email  ​ABI@USChamber.com.

    Address: 
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20062
    United States
    Location: 
  20. The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovation and Business in Africa

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Event Description: 
    For years, U.S. engagement in Africa has emphasized poverty reduction, foreign aid and addressing catastrophes, like the tragic spread of HIV/AIDS. While critically important, these priorities have not fully kept pace with dramatic changes occurring across the region, as Africa today has emerged as one of the world’s premier destinations for cutting-edge innovation and inspiring entrepreneurship. 
     
    On August 4, the Brookings Institution will convene a high-level forum of entrepreneurs and leaders in business, government, civil society and the media. The event will explore priorities for U.S.-Africa policy; business strategies for economic growth and development; innovation; governance; and shifting perceptions of Africa in the eyes of the rest of the world. Following each session, speakers will take questions from the audience (view a full agenda and speakers list). 
     
    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required. This event also will be webcast live. Inquiries should be directed to events@brookings.edu.
     
    Address: 
    The Willard Intercontinental
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
  21. Corporate Council on America Business Forum

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:45pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is proud to announce its week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” This series of events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    The series of events presents a rare opportunity to hear from multiple African leaders, meet and network with U.S. and African private sector and government decision makers, and further advance your business interests throughout the continent.

    The Forum will include full-day of plenary and workshop sessions, Power Africa Lunch program and Doing Business in East Africa session.To see more information about the events, click here. 

    CCA Members/Government: $250
    Non-CCA Members: $400

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Registration Website: 
    Address: 
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  22. Morocco’s Emergence as a Gateway to Business in Africa

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the Atlantic Council will hold a special event  “Morocco’s Emergence as a Gateway to Business in Africa.”

    The event will feature a discussion with H.E. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the minister of Industry, Trade, Investment, and the Digital Economy of Kingdom of Morocco; Mohamed El Kettani, chairman and CEO of Attijariwafa Bank; Karim Hajji, CEO of Casablanca Stock Exchange, and Nabil Habayeb, president and CEO of Middle East, North Africa and Turkey GE.

    A new study on the compelling advantages of Morocco’s position will be launched. Discussion about U.S. interests and the opportunities to deepen economic and commercial cooperation with Morocco and other African countries will be followed.

    Please Note: This event is open to press and on the record. Register here.

    Address: 
    Atlantic Council
    1030 15th Street NW, 12TH Floor (West Elevator)
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  23. Late Night with ONE: African Leaders Summit After-Party

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On Aug. 4, ONE will host a series of events at the Newseum. The day will be capped off with "Late Night with ONE," a special African Leaders Summit after-party. This invitation-only concert will feature performances from some of Africa’s top young musicians from ONE's Do Agric Campaign, which has spurred over 2 million citizens from across the continent to use their voices and demand that their leaders support smart, effective agricultural development policy that will help lift 85 million Africans out of poverty.

    Performer at the concert will include: D'Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), AY (Tanzania), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Femi Kuti (Nigeria) and Wax Dey (Cameroon). 

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only, but open to credentialed press. Media inquires should be directed to Julie Eckert. All other inquiries should be directed to ONE RSVP.

    Address: 
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  24. Tackling Africa’s Next Challenge: NCDs

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:45am to 10:45am
    Event Description: 

    Africa’s future depends upon the health of its populations, yet now chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will surpass infectious, communicable diseases as the threat to African social development and security by 2030.  According to WHO, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other NCDs are projected to account for a quarter of all deaths in Africa  by 2015 and by 2030 are expected to result in 1.6 million new cases, with1.2 million deaths in cancer alone.  This will surpass deaths from such communicable diseases as HIV/AIDS and malaria.  This panel targets key government policy and resource leaders and other influential societal leaders to discuss pan-African and national strategies round plans of action to address NCDs and hear solutions innovation success and additional opportunities.  

    The panel includes:

    • H.E. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • Hon. James Wainaina Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya
    • Dr. Tom Achoki, Director of African Initiatives, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
    • Mr. Majid Kaddoumi, Vice President, Middle East, Turkey, Africa, Medtronic, Inc.
    • Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Dr. Rajesh Panjabi, CEO and Co-Founder, Last Mile Health and Associate Physician, Harvard Medical School  (Moderator)*

    Registration for the whole-day Business forum is required. This session is organized by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). Click here for full information on the “Leading the Way in U.S.- Africa Investment” CCA Business Forum. For further information, please contact Ashleigh Cooper at acooper@africacncl.org or call +1-202-261-3624.

     

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  25. Empowering Africa's Youth: Lessons from Liberia

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Description: 

    From Egypt to South Africa, youth all over the African continent represent a powerful source of hope, determination and resilience—a generation with the potential to drive lasting and positive change.

    On August, 4 Mercy Corps is hosting a special conversation featuring Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia. Other speakers will include: Alexander B. Cummings, Jr., executive vice president and chief administrative officer, The Coca-Cola Company; Earl Gast, assistant administrator for Africa, USAID; and Allison Huggins, Liberia country director, Mercy Corps.

    Since she took office in 2006, Sirleaf has sought to put youth front and center during her country's transition. Although challenges remain, young Liberians are increasingly exploring entrepreneurial opportunities, capitalizing on private sector partnerships, and working collaboratively with the government to ensure their needs are met. This event will explore how can other African leaders learn from Liberia's experiences.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. Inquiries should be directed to Emily Schaefer.

     
     
    Address: 
    The Willard Intercontinental
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
  26. Sustainability in Healthcare Development: How Innovation is Advancing Africa’s Healthcare Systems

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
    Event Description: 

    This panel discussion will underscore Africa’s biggest healthcare challenges, including the rise of non-communicable disease and maternal and infant mortality, as drivers for greater emphasis on capacity building, infrastructure development, the adoption of new and relevant healthcare technologies, workforce development and process/efficiency optimization. Discussing a range of programs across multiple care settings, from acute health issues in rural and primary care, to programs for patients in remote and semi-urban communities, to transformative system-wide modernization and efficiency enhancements to improve quality and affordability across entire healthcare systems, Ministers of Health and other key experts will discuss ongoing efforts to drive Africa’s healthcare transformation agenda. Further, the panel will assert that the role of innovation in driving sustainability extends far beyond cutting-edge medical technologies and that innovation – inherent in new and evolving multi-disciplinary, system wide solutions and structure of healthcare delivery itself - is helping accelerate the development of healthcare across the continent.

    The panel will include:

    • H.E. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • Hon. James Wainaina Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya
    • John Dineen, President and CEO, GE Healthcare (Opening Remarks)
    • Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, MD, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • Charles Dalton, Senior Health Specialist, International Finance Corporation
    • Farid Fezoua, President and CEO, GE Healthcare Africa (Moderator)

    Registration for the whole-day Business forum is required. This session is organized by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). Click here for full information on the “Leading the Way in U.S.- Africa Investment” CCA Business Forum. For further information, please contact Ashleigh Cooper at acooper@africacncl.org or call +1-202-261-3624.

     

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  27. Power Africa Lunch

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a Luncheon/Panel Discussion with the theme of Power Africa: One Year Later, as part of its week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” This series of events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    This week-long series of events presents a rare opportunity to hear from multiple African leaders, meet and network with U.S. and African private sector and government decision makers, and further advance your business interests throughout the continent.

    To see more information about this event, click here

    This lunch is included in the full Business Forum registration. Registration for the lunch only is also available for the fee below.    

    CCA Members/Government: $100
    Non-CCA Members: $200 

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  28. Presidential Plenary with P.M. Hailemariam Desalegn, President Guebuza, and President Mahama

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The ​U.S. ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce’s ​Africa ​Business ​Initiative ​invites ​you ​to ​join them ​for ​a ​Presidential ​plenary ​discussion ​on ​the ​factors ​driving ​regional ​economic ​growth ​in ​Africa. ​The ​event ​will ​feature ​Prime ​Minister ​Hailemariam ​Desalegn ​of ​Ethiopia*, ​President ​Armando ​Guebuza ​of ​Mozambique, ​and ​President ​John ​Dramani ​Mahama ​of ​Ghana. ​

    (*Confirmation ​pending)

    Following ​the ​Presidential ​plenary, ​Hendrik ​du ​Toit, ​CEO ​of ​Investec ​Asset ​Management ​(IAM) ​will ​unveil ​a ​report ​jointly ​produced ​by ​IAM ​and ​the ​U.S. ​Chamber ​of ​Commerce. ​The ​report ​outlines ​ways ​that ​U.S. ​- ​Africa ​engagement ​has ​the ​potential ​to ​grow ​and ​deepen. ​It ​addresses ​the ​impact ​of ​issues ​such ​as ​regional ​integration ​and ​the ​youth ​bulge, ​and ​it ​underscores ​the ​significance ​of ​international ​investors ​partnering ​locally ​and ​understanding ​the ​different ​dynamics ​influencing ​each ​market. ​

    After ​the ​release ​of ​the ​report, ​a ​panel ​of ​corporate ​executives ​will ​touch ​on ​a ​series ​of ​issues ​related ​to ​successfully ​doing ​business ​in ​African ​markets ​– ​from ​skills ​development, ​to ​building ​relationships ​with ​partners ​in ​government, ​reaching ​Africa’s ​new ​middle ​class ​consumers, ​and ​the ​long-term ​impact ​of ​infrastructure ​build-out ​on ​economic ​development.

    Registration: ​1:00 ​p.m.

    Executive ​branch ​employees ​should ​obtain ​written ​permission ​to ​attend ​this ​event ​from ​their ​designated ​agency ​ethics ​office ​and ​should ​send ​a ​copy ​of ​the ​permission ​by ​email ​to ​ABI@USChamber.com ​prior ​to ​the ​event.

    For more information, click here.

    Questions? Please send an email ​to ​ABI@USChamber.com.

    Address: 
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street, NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20062
    United States
    Location: 
  29. NPC Luncheon with Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Event Description: 

    President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be the guest at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on August 4. Zuma will speak on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The Press Club (NPC) luncheon will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. Remarks will begin at 2 p.m, followed by a question and answer session ending at 3 p.m.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for NPC members (NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $36 for non-members. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

     

    Address: 
    The National Press Club
    529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20045
    United States
    Location: 
  30. Africa Business Initiative Presidential Plenary

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the Africa Business Initiative will host a Presidential Plenary featuring Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia (invited), President Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, and President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. Following the plenary, Hendrik du Toit, CEO of Investec Asset Management (IAM) will unveil a report jointly produced by IAM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the ways U.S.-Africa engagement can be deepened. After the report release, a panel of corporate executives will speak on issues related to successfully doing business in African markets.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

     

    Address: 
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Hall of Flags
    1615 H Street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20062
    United States
    Location: 
  31. Power Africa Diaspora Forum

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm
    Event Description: 

    Hosted by the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Power Africa Diaspora Forum is planned as a working session to deliver recommendations and action items that can be implemented via public private partnerships and other models to achieve results. The Forum will include participation by African ministers, senior executives of U.S. utility companies and entrepreneurs and U.S. government officials.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required.  Further inquires should be directed to the American Association of Blacks in Energy.

    Address: 
    The City Club of Washington
    555 13th Street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
    Location: 
  32. The Future of Development and Business in Africa

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Event Description: 

    7/31 Update: Due to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had to cancel her participation in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and this event has been postponed.

    An updated listing will be added to InterAction's main event calendar when rescheduled. Inquiries should be directed to guevents@georgetown.edu.

    Georgetown University, in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, will host a high-level forum on the Future of Development and Business in Africa.  The event, featuring Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, and Nathan Kalumbu, president of the Eurasia and Africa Group for The Coca-Cola Company, will look at key emerging opportunities for private investors and business in Africa. The distinguished panelists will explore obstacles to private investment and the role of such investments in reducing poverty and in improving health and education on the continent. 

    The session will be moderated by Zeinab Badawi of BBC’s World News Today and will include remarks by Steven Radelet, Georgetown University’s first Chair of Global Human Development in the School of Foreign Service and former chief economist for USAID.

     

    Address: 
    Georgetown University, Gaston Hall
    37th and O Street, N.W.
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20057
    United States
    Location: 
  33. African Trade Union Leaders Reception

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the Officers of the AFL -CLO will host a “African Trade Union Leaders Reception” to honor the delegation of African Trade Union Leaders attending events during the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit. 

    Please Note: RSVP required by July 30, 2014 to eventsinternational@aflcio.orgFor further information please contact eventsinternational@aflcio.org or +1 202 637 5330.
     

    Address: 
    AFL -CIO George Meany Rm (8th Floor)
    815 16th Street, N.W.
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20006
    United States
    Location: 
  34. The African Diaspora Bridge Builders Awards

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 4, the African Diaspora’s most prominent Bridge Builders—who have made contributions in the areas of development, strengthening relationships and providing opportunities for returning Africans—will be celebrated in a star studded evening of dinner, dancing and music.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. Space will be limited and proof of registration will be required. Further inquiries should be directed to bridgebuildersawards@gmail.com.

    Address: 
    The Washington Marriott at Metro Center
    775 12th Street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  35. Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development in Africa

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:00am
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine will host a symposium on science, technology and innovation (STI) in Africa at the time of President Obama’s U.S.-African Leaders Summit. The symposium aims to:

    • Convene policymakers, and leaders from the private sector, academia, the NGO community and other stakeholders involved in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Africa;
    • Highlight needs for STI in Africa to address critical human and institutional needs and to advance peace, security, growth and development;
    • Share current leading practices and innovative approaches to development in Africa based on science, technology and innovation; and
    • Explore opportunities to use and strengthen public-private partnerships to innovatively promote economic growth in African countries.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Media Inquiries should be directed to William Kearney.

    Address: 
    The National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, Room 100
    500 Fifth St, N.W.
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20418
    United States
    Location: 
  36. A Transatlantic Imperative Food Security for Africa: The Case of Niger

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, The Lugar Center in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Richard G. Lugar Institute for Diplomacy and Congress will host a special event, “A Transatlantic Imperative - Food Security for Africa: The Case of Niger.”

    The event will feature remarks from former U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar and H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou, the president of Niger. Mahamadou and Lugar will explore food security and agricultural transformation issues -- including increasing agricultural productivity, strengthening technology resources, minimizing trade barriers between countries, developing resilience of small farmers and improving access to markets within countries.

    Please Note: RSVP required. For further information please contact Ashley Bruggemann at abruggemann@gmfus.org or +1 202 683 2941.

    Address: 
    The German Marshall Fund
    1744 R Street NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20009
    United States
    Location: 
  37. Doing Business in East Africa Forum

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, the Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council in partnership with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation’s Africa Trade Office will host a special all-day event, “Doing Business in East Africa Forum."

    The forum will feature remarks from Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s county executive; H.E. Wycliffe Oparanya, governor of the County of Kakamega, Kenya; and H.E. Moses Akaranga, governor of the County of Vihiga, Kenya. The day will include several breakout sessions and conclude with a networking reception (view a full agenda and speakers list).

    Please Note: RSVP required (COB July 29). For further information please contact Laetitia Mulamula Laetitia.Mulamula@gmail.com.

    Address: 
    1801 McCormick Drive, 1st Floor
    Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
    Largo  Maryland  20774
    United States
    Location: 
  38. Doing Business in Tanzania

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a three-hour investment opportunities session. This event is part of CCA’s week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.”

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but registration is required (CCA Members/Government: Complimentary | Non-CCA Members: $75). 

    Registration Website: 
    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  39. Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On Tuesday, August 5th Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-D) will host a special public forum, in conjunction with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, on growth and opportunity in Africa. Please Note: This event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Media inquiries should be directed to Dan Roth.

    Registration Website: 
    Address: 
    345 Cannon House Office Building
    Cannon Caucus Room
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20515
    United States
    Location: 
  40. A Conversation with the President of Tunisia Mohamed Moncef Marzouki

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, the Atlantic Council will hold a special event: “A Conversation with the President of Tunisia Mohamed Moncef Marzouki.”

    Although many challenges remain, Tunisia has made significant progress since 2011 in the development of democratic institutions and a culture of pluralism. The event will feature remarks from H.E. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, president of Republic of Tunisia. He will discuss successes to date and how the country can address pressing economic and security challenges as its democratic transition continues.

    The Atlantic Council will be live-tweeting this event. Please follow @AtlanticCouncil and use#ACTunisia to join the conversation.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required.

     

    Address: 
    Atlantic Council
    1030 15th Street NW, 12TH Floor (West Elevator)
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  41. What is The Way Forward? A Conversation on Resilience and Food Security

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:30pm
    Event Description: 

    InterAction will host a conversation on the implications of resilience on the future of international aid and development in Africa. The discussion will bring together a diverse group of leaders from U.S. Government, U.S. NGOs, foundations and African governments to focus on innovative solutions for building long term resilience and the cultivation of new partnerships across development and humanitarian relief. 

    Please note: This event is by invitation only and is a closed doors event. You may direct inquiries to Kellie Peake

    Address: 
    1400 16th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20036
    United States
    Location: 
  42. Business and Human Rights: Opportunities for Leadership in Africa

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
    Event Description: 

    The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and the Institute for Human Rights and Business invite you to join a discussion on Business and Human Rights: Opportunities for Leadership in Africa.

    Business and human rights issues should be at the forefront of the investment and development agenda anywhere, including Africa. While there are challenges to ensuring that businesses respect human rights in their activities in the region, there are also ample opportunities for leadership by all stakeholders. Join us for a discussion to move forward a robust business and human rights agenda in Africa.

    John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), will invite participants to contribute their own vision of leadership in the presence of a number of African leaders. They will be joined by (subject to confirmation) Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change and former United Nations Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region; Motoko Aizawa, Incoming Chair of IHRB U.S. Board; Representative from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. State Department; Tutu Alicante, Executive Director, Equal Guinea Justice; Amol Mehra, Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable; and others.

    Discussion: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

    Reception: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

    For further information please contact Kelly Davina Scott at kelly.scott@ihrb.org

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THE EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY.

    Address: 
    Clifford Chance
    2001 K Street NW – 9th Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20006
    United States
    Location: 
  43. U.S.-Africa Power Brokers Reception

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 5, a special business networking reception will be held at The Park at Fourteenth in celebration of entrepreneurs and investors in celebration of the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit (view event host committee list). The reception will be followed by an After Party from 9:00 pm -1:00 am.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required.

    Address: 
    The Park at Fourteenth
    920 14th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  44. African Ministerial Networking Reception

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the African Ministerial Networking Reception/Meal as part of its week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” This series of events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    This week-long series of events presents a rare opportunity to hear from multiple African leaders, meet and network with U.S. and African private sector and government decision makers, and further advance your business interests throughout the continent.

    To see more information about this event, click here

    CCA Members/Government: $50
    Non-CCA Members: $100

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  45. Towards an Action Program for Democracy: An African Civil Society Conference

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00am
    Event Description: 

    Taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the White House’s African Leaders’ Summit, leading American democracy and human rights organizations will convene a concurrent African civil society conference, "Towards an Action Program for Democracy," on August 5 and 6. The conference will be an important platform for leading African activists to remind their governments and the international community that African citizens value freedom and democracy and will provide an opportunity to help reassert democratic reform and human rights on the African agenda, galvanize and network African democracy activists, share challenges and achievements, identify priorities, and craft strategies.

    On Wednesday, August 6, the findings and recommendations of each working group will be presented by senior civil society leaders at a day-long public meeting in the U.S. House of Representatives. There will be discussions with members of each working group, and an opportunity for questions and debate from the audience, which will include a broad spectrum of interested parties.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. Space will be limited and proof of registration will be required. Further inquiries should be directed to info@ned.org

     

    Address: 
    Cannon House Office Building, Caucus Room (Rm 345)
    Independence and New Jersey Ave, SE
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20515
    United States
    Location: 
  46. Luncheon Discussion on Understanding the Somali Economic Landscape: Financial Inclusion, Trade and Investment

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 6, the Global Center on Cooperative Security will host a luncheon discussion entitled “Understanding the Somali Economic Landscape: Financial Inclusion, Trade and Investment.” This event will take place during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people. 

    The keynote address will be delivered by Somali Minister of Finance H.E. Hussein Abdi Halane, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Ambassador Idd Beddel Mohamed, former alternate permanent representative of Somalia to the United Nations; Ms. Shannon Scribner, humanitarian policy manager at Oxfam America; and Ms. Liat Shetret, director of the New York Office and senior analyst for the Global Center on Cooperative Security. 

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required as space is limited. To register, please contact Tracey Durner at tdurner@globalcenter.org by Friday, 1 August 2014.

     

    Address: 
    1111 19th Street, NW 12th Floor
    The Stimson Center
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20036
    United States
    Location: 
  47. W.E. A.R.E. D.C. Reception

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Event Description: 

    W.E. A.R.E. D.C. is honored to host an event to show appreciation for the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The initiative put forth by our government and the leaders of the continent of Africa to improve relations between nations is something that will affect us all in the future. We are appreciative for this monumental effort. Join us at Lima Lounge on August 6 at 6 pm as we celebrate.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public. Please direct further inquires to Cory Moore.

     

    Address: 
    Lima Lounge
    1401 K St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: 
  48. Dinner with H.E. Goodluck Jonathan

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a Presidential Dinner in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The dinner is part of CCA's week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” This series of events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    To see more information about this event, click here

    CCA & U.S. Chamber Members/Government: $100
    Non-CCA Members: $200

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  49. IAAN Social Accountability Summit

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:00am to Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:00am
    Event Description: 

    The International Association of African Non-Governmental Organizations (IAAN) has been given the honor of hosting the Social Accountability Summit, which will be held on August 7-8 as a side event to the African Leadership Summit. The Social Accountability Summit will be centered on the theme of a “Call to Good Governance” and will include several informative panel discussions and an award dinner. Topics that will be discussed during the panels will include accountability, leadership and investment opportunities.

    Please Note: The summit is open to the public and IAAN encourages the youth to participate. Registration, however, is required to attend. Further inquiries should be directed to info@inafricangos.org.

    The summit’s grand ball will take place at 7pm on August 8 and will be held at Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW Washington DC, 20036 (separate registration required). Tickets for the ball are $100 for adults and $50 for students.

     

    Address: 
    Washington Marriott Hotel
    1221 22nd Street
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20037
    United States
    Location: 
  50. New Partnership Model For Growth: Turning Vision into Action and Results

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Event Description: 

    Akon Lighting Africa and the Africa 2.0 Foundation, two civil society organizations representative of emerging young African leaders, are cosponsoring the first annual “Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference" on August 7. Several prominent African leaders have been invited to engage future African leaders in a frank and open dialogue centering on the aspirations, needs, challenges and actions undertaken by emerging young leaders on behalf of Africa’s youthful majority who are searching for their own unique voice and pathways to prosperity and growth.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public. Admission is free, but registration is required.  Media inquires should be directed to  Kimberly Wilson: kimberlywilson1@gmail.com or Celia Gremy: celia.gremy@gmail.com.

    Address: 
    Washington Saint Regis Hotel
    923 16th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20006
    United States
    Location: 
  51. Voices of South Sudan

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:30am
    Event Description: 

    Internews, Humanity United and the Committee to Protect Journalists invite you to a conversation with four journalists visiting from South Sudan for the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

    Amid conflict and threats to their own safety, the journalists have remained committed to broadcasting which informs their communities. From a 24-hour station in Juba to a unique humanitarian news service delivered via loudspeakers on a motorbike, the reporters have found ways to produce accurate, trusted information for South Sudan’s listeners, wherever they are.

    Featured Speakers include:

    • John Gatluak Manguet Nhial, Managing Editor of Internews Community Radio Network
    • Hellen Mangindo, Senior Broadcast Journalist and Program Presenter, Eye Radio 98.6FM, Juba
    • Chris Marol, Managing Editor, Internews Community Radio Network
    • Koang Pal Chang, Director, Eye Radio 98.6FM, Juba

    With remarks and moderation from:

    • Jeanne Bourgualt, President, Internews
    • David Abramowitz, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United
    • Courtney C. Radsch, PhD Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

    Please note: You must RSVP here to attend. 

    Address: 
    Human Rights Campaign Equality Center
    1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, 1st Floor
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20036
    United States
    Location: 
  52. The Africa Digital Security Conference

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 9:30am to 9:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Women Ambassadors Foundation, faculty and alumni of Howard University and the International Trade Center will host their first-ever Africa Digital Security Conference at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center on August 7. Held in conjunction with the White House African Leaders summit, this conference will galvanize public-private partnerships combating cyber security threats on the continent of Africa, home to several of the world’s fastest growing economies.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public, registration required. Further inquires should be directed to the Women Ambassadors Foundation.

    Address: 
    The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20004
    United States
    Location: 
  53. Presidential Luncheon with H.E. John Dramani Mahama

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a Presidential Luncheon with H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, as part of its week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” This series of events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    CCA Members/Government: $100

    Non-CCA Members: $200

    For more information, click here.

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  54. Transformative Innovation Africa Soirée – Powering Africa

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Event Description: 

    As a tie-in to the U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit, Integrated Solar Technologies (IST) along with the TIDES Network will host an evening soirée on Thursday, August 7. IST's first-ever Transformative Innovation Africa Soirée will bring together an exclusive gathering of African leaders, diplomats, investors, corporations and innovators who are interested in “Powering Africa.”

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. Due to the anticipated presence of high ranked foreign and U.S. officials, only invited and confirmed guest will be allowed onsite. Further inquires should be directed to gabino@i-solar-technologies.com.

     

    Address: 
    Integrated Solar Technologies
    2220 Q St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20008
    United States
    Location: 
  55. Presidential Dinner with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) invites you to a Presidential Dinner with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Attend this special dinner to hear from President Kenyatta and network with Ministers and high-level delegates from Kenya, who will be in the country to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama.

    CCA Members/Government: $100

    Non-CCA Members: $200

    For more information, click here. 

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  56. Dinner with H.E. Teodoro Obiang

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Event Description: 

    The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host a Presidential Dinner with H.E. Teodoro Obiang, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, as part of its week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.” These events will take place during the U.S. Government's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which aims to strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.

    This week-long series of events presents a rare opportunity to hear from multiple African leaders, meet and network with U.S. and African private sector and government decision makers, and further advance your business interests throughout the continent.

    To see more infromation about this event, click here.

    Please Note: This event is by invitation only.

    Questions? Please contact CCA at cca@africacncl.org or 202.835.1115.

    Address: 
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    1000 H St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20001
    United States
    Location: 
  57. Equatorial Guinea Economic Forum

    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
    Event Description: 

    On August 8 an all-day economic forum on Equatorial Guinea will be held at the St. Regis Hotel. The forum is being presented by The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and Greenberg Traurig LLC. This event is part of CCA’s week-long program, “Leading the Way in U.S.-Africa Investment.”

    Please Note: Registration is required for this event. For a full agenda list and registration information please visit www.egindc.com.

     

    Address: 
    St. Regis Hotel
    923 16th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20006
    United States
    Location: 
  58. Policy vs. Practice: A Community Conversation on Youth-led Development and Peacebuilding

    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Event Description: 
     
    On August 8 the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD), Mercy Corps and the government of Liberia are hosting a Chatham house community conversation on youth-led development and peacebuilding. 
     
    On Monday, August 4, Mercy Corps convened a high level discussion on the types of investments, program platforms and partnerships necessary to advance youth empowerment across Africa. Friday's discussion is designed to take this conversation a bit further in an off-record environment, and explore some of the key themes, namely:
     
    •  “Youth-led” programming – does policy rhetoric match reality? How can we get there faster, and more inclusively?  What are best/worst practices you’re seeing? 
    •  Private-public partnerships for scale – what is working well? What isn’t?  
    •  Employability and peacebuilding – are mainstream employability programs starting to better address soft skills, such as leadership and perceptions of marginalization?  If not, are the challenges from international donors, host governments, INGOs, lack of local actors, etc.? Should employability and peacebuilding be integrated or kept as distinct?
     
    Please Note: This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Sarah Sladen.

     

    Address: 
    InterAction
    1400 16th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20036
    United States
    Location: 
  59. 2014 CODERS Conference

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Event Description: 

    After years of meetings and events across Africa, Coders4Africa (C4A) is holding its first FREE CODERS conference in the United States. The day-long event aims to promote African talent in the software, computer and mobile industries. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. at 1776, a D.C. startup incubator.

    Please Note: This event is open to the public. Admission is free, but registration is required.

    Address: 
    1776dc
    1133 15th St NW
    Washington  District Of Columbia  20005
    United States
    Location: