The Africa e-Journal

Annual Members Meeting and High-Level Dialogue with the President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

On Tuesday, September 18, 2019, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the Annual Members Meeting and High-Level Dialogue with the President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States. CCA President and CEO, Florizelle Liser underlined the organization’s continued commitment to advancing U.S.-Africa business and investment and Chairman Reed underscored EXIM’s commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa.

UNGA 2019 - Business Lunch and Roundtable on Linking Health and Economic Growth in Africa

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Corporate Council on Africa(CCA) hosted a Business Luncheon and Roundtable on Linking Health and Economic Growth in Africa on the margins of the 74th U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in New York. The Roundtable featured 9 African Ministers as well as leadership from USAID and over 100 U.S. and African public and private sector leaders focused on improving health outcomes to drive economic growth on the continent.

UNGA 2019 - U.S.-Africa Leadership Forum on Strengthening the Future of U.S. - Africa Trade and Investment

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), in partnership with the U.S. Africa Business Center, hosted the U.S.-Africa Leadership Forum on Strengthening the Future of U.S. - Africa Trade and Investment on the margins of the 2019 U.N. General Assembly Meetings in New York, NY. The Forum featured, Niger’s President, H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou, Côte d’Ivoire's Vice President, H.E. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and representatives from MTN, Abbott, and GE, speaking to an audience of over 200 people.

UNGA 2019 - Nigerian Governors Roundtable and Private Luncheon with Nigerian Trade and Investment Minister Richard Adebayo

On Monday, September 23, 2019, CCA hosted two events on the margins of the UN General Assembly to highlight business opportunities in Nigeria: a Nigerian Governors roundtable featuring remarks by Hon. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State and Hon. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, as well as a private luncheon with Nigerian Trade and Investment Minister Richard Adebayo.

Washington DC Outreach Event for the Great Lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC)

On Monday, September 30, 2019, the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Great Lakes Region in partnership with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, hosted the Washington DC Outreach Event for the Great Lakes Investment and Trade Conference (GLITC) at Winston and Strawn LLP. This event was organized by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD).

A Roundtable with African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Hon. Albert Muchanga

On Friday, October 4, 2019, CCA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center co-hosted a small roundtable with visiting African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga. Hon. Muchanga leads African Union (AU) preparations for the African Continental Free Trade Arrangement (AfCFTA) and he briefed the group on its status. CCA President Florie Liser, Chamber Senior Vice President, John Murphy and Assistant USTR for Africa, Constance Hamilton also gave remarks.

President’s Message - September/October 2019 eJournal

Happy Fall! September kept us hopping as CCA organized three events in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). We have continued to shine a light on U.S.-Africa trade opportunities and challenges, particularly through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). We’ve also continued to highlight and contribute to U.S. government engagement with business on the continent, while advocating for African countries to improve their business climates.

2020 U.S.-Africa Business Summit to be hosted in Morocco

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the next edition of the U.S -Africa Business Summit in June 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco. Building on the momentum of this year’s Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, which focused on advancing a resilient and sustainable U.S.-Africa partnership, CCA will return to the continent next June for the 13th iteration of its flagship conference.

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