Florie Liser and CCA Members Join Vice President Harris in Africa

At the invitation of Vice President Kamala Harris, Corporate Council on Africa President & CEO Florizelle “Florie” Liser participated in business-focused meetings and roundtable discussions in Lusaka, Zambia on April 1. “With its thirty-year track record of excellence promoting U.S. - Africa business relationships, CCA is committed to supporting its member companies and affiliates to capitalize on the Biden-Harris Administration’s reinvigorated focus on mutually beneficial private sector-led trade and investment between America and Africa,” said Liser. 

As co-organizer of the Biden-Harris Administration’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum on December 14, 2022, CCA had worked closely with the Administration to provide CCA member companies opportunities to participate in the launch by Vice President Harris during her Africa trip of a major new initiative to promote the economic empowerment of women across many sectors. The equitable inclusion of women-owned businesses in the digital economy is a particular focus for CCA. 

“CCA’s member companies - both American and African companies - are vigorously advancing private sector-led economic growth to benefit the people of the United States, and the people of the countries of Africa,” said Liser, “and having engagement with - and the strong support of - the United States and African governments is critical to success.”

Founded in 1993, CCA’s track record of success promoting U.S. - Africa business-to-business and business-to-government relationships is showcased in CCA’s signature event, the U.S.-Africa Business Summit.  In partnership with the Government of Botswana, the 15th iteration of the Summit will be held July 11-14, 2023 in Gaborone, Botswana. More details can be found at www.usafricabizsummit.com.