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.