Peace, Trade, and Youth: Investing in the Future of US-Africa Cooperation
December 12, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
George Washington University, Linder Family Commons
1957 E St NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: Search for Common Ground, African Union’s Youth for Peace Program, Social Science Research Council, and United States Institute of Peace
Point of Contact: Philip Oke-Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Branded, Peace, Trade, and Youth: Investing in the Future of US-Africa Cooperation, this event will give an opportunity to African youth leaders, scholars, and peacebuilders to lend their voices to what they hope to see come from the African Leaders Summit. This half-day event will feature multiple panels touching on democracy and elections, climate change mitigation, new industries in trade/investment, and digital technology in Africa. Please join us for multifaceted discussions on the future of US-African relations from the viewpoint of the next generation. Included guest and participants will be from the African Union’s Youth for Peace Program, the United States Government, development/finance institutions, non-governmental organizations, and civil society.
African Human Rights Leaders Summit
December 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual – registration link forthcoming
Hosting Organizations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Humanity United, POMED
Point of Contact: TBD
The event will provide an independent platform to raise and integrate the voices and views of African human rights and civil society leaders, as well as members of African civic groups and the diaspora, ahead of the Summit. It will consider ways to prioritize human rights and democratic governance in US partnerships across the continent and will aim to feed into the implementation of the broader US-Africa strategy.
Mobilizing Africa’s Resources for African Development
December 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Hosting Organizations: Africans Rising for Unity, Justice, Peace, & Dignity; American Friends Service Committee; Interconnected Justice; Jubilee USA Network; The Advocacy Network for Africa; The U.S.-Africa Bridge Building Project
Point of Contact: Imani Countess, email@example.com
Harnessing Africa’s domestic resources for development requires global partnership and new economic strategies. Participants will share the research, analysis, and action strategies developed by Africa’s most notable civil society organizations and parliamentary leaders.
Semafor Africa Summit
December 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Gallup Organization, 901 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organization: Semafor
Point of Contact: Niharika Acharya, firstname.lastname@example.org
Africa is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. The continent’s young population, its rapid adoption of technology, and its key role in the global shift to renewable energy is drawing attention and renewed interest. Yet, challenges remain with economic headwinds and disruptions from the pandemic.
Against this backdrop and on the margins of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Semafor is convening African and American leaders, business chiefs, innovators, entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders for discussions on a range of timely topics including bilateral relations, economy, technology, trade, climate, and sustainable progress across the continent.
Registration Required. http://events.semafor.com/semaforafricasummit
Advancing Synergies between the U.S. and African Countries in Just Energy Transitions
December 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Point of Contact: Africa Program, email@example.com
Climate change is a defining issue for the African continent and is sure to feature prominently at the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. this month. Synergies exist between the United States’ strategic interests in global climate action and African priorities for a just energy transition to a low-carbon future. These shared goals offer potential for job creation, increased productivity, and shared prosperity. What other opportunities and risks are involved in the pursuit of these shared goals? How can the U.S. and African countries advance this energy transition meaningfully for all nations? The Carnegie Endowment is honored to welcome presidents from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and senior U.S. government officials for a program on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. His Excellency President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia and the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory Meeks, will share in a lively discussion on the United States’ global leadership in clean energy technology and African priorities for a just energy transition. Additional speakers to be announced. Registration is required for this event.
Technology Driven Africa – Advancing the Digitalization Agenda
December 12, 2022, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Covington & Burling LLP, 850 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20268
Hosting Organization: Corporate Council on Africa, Covington & Burling
Point of Contact: TBD
This Forum will focus on the drivers of Africa’s digital transformation and the public and private sector opportunities for collaboration toward achieving the continent’s digital agenda. By convening African Heads of State, U.S. government officials, and industry leaders from the U.S. and across Africa, the Forum will highlight the remarkable digital challenges and opportunities while advancing U.S. and African private and public sector partnerships to seek increased contributions to improving the socioeconomic landscape of the continent through technology. The event will feature signing of agreements between U.S. and African private sector and government attendees. Attendance by invitation and registration only.
** BY INVITATION AND REGISTRATION ONLY **
Advancing Impact and Innovation in Africa
December 12, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Spot, 1720 I Street NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organization: Milken Institute, Invest Africa US
Point of Contact: Maria Jose Ochoa, Mochoa@milkeninstitute.org
This discussion will convene government officials and business leaders and explore how finance can be a force for good in addressing Africa’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. The dialogue will focus on advancing impact and innovation on the continent while addressing global challenges and achieving shared global goals. Topics of discussion will include sustainable finance, access to capital, and investing with impact as we advance economic and social mobility.
Honoring First Ladies of Africa
December 12, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Hosting Organizations: Women United Foundation, Afro Creative Ecosystem Foundation
Points of Contact: Deborah Elizabeth, firstname.lastname@example.org; Daphna Ziman, email@example.com
Media, Live Entertainment, and Panel with African First Ladies, cocktail and heavy hor’douvers served, Global entertainers Fally Ipupa, Tekno and Youssou N’Dour, President of Central Africa Faustin Archang Touadera, President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio, President Sassou Nguesso, First Ladies of Madagascar, Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, DRC, RDC, The Gambia, Gabon, Burundi.
A New Movement to Recover, Invest, and Build the Future Africa
December 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
Hosting Organization: Africa Mbele
Point of Contact: Pamela Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Africa Mbele (AM) – the new leading U.S.-based international organization mobilizing the African diaspora’s strategic engagement in support of greater transparency and accountability in sustainable infrastructure investment and development—announced details for its inaugural Annual Global Transparency Day Awards Gala celebrating the vast contributions of the global diaspora in moving the economic prosperity of Africa’s future forward. The AM’s black-tie Awards Gala will take place at the historic John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6 P.M.
Under the theme of “A New Movement to Recover, Invest, and Build the Future Africa”, the AM Gala will recognize both the progress made in the fight against corruption in Africa and bring to focus on a roadmap for the work still left to accomplish that is led by African leaders and the Diaspora. The AM Global Transparency Day Awards Gala will convene on the sidelines of the opening of the US-Africa Leaders Summit.
The Gala brings together the diaspora and a host of distinguished notables including heads of state, diplomats, government officials, multilateral, business and civil society leaders, scholars, entertainers, journalists, and other leading figures for an unforgettable African-centered evening.
During the ceremony, AM will honor the first recipient of the Africa Mbele Global Citizen & Humanitarian Award. This Award is presented to a leader or organization who has or is making a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and embodies the mission of the Africa Mbele’s movement to integrate the African diaspora in accelerating the implementing policies and tools to support diaspora investment in innovative sustainable projects in Africa.
Nutrition Investment in Africa
December 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: African Development Bank Group, African Leaders for Nutrition Initiative, African Union Commission, Nutrition CEO Council
Point of Contact: Jenny Vanyur, email@example.com
Please join us for a side event on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to highlight investments in nutrition in Africa and greet colleagues from around the world. As part of the summit, the U.S. will engage with leaders from Africa on several issues, including regional and global health and food security. Nutrition is an essential part of development and is inseparable from the current global food crisis. Nutrition plays a foundational role in a child’s development and a country’s ability to prosper. We look forward to convening leaders from across the continent of Africa and the global development community to learn about progress during the African Year of Nutrition and unite around the opportunities for continued investment and prioritization of nutrition. Please note this event is by invitation only.
Conservation in Africa: Gateways for Human Development and Sustainability
December 12, 2022, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
By Invite Only
Hosting Organization: International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF)
Point of Contact: Roy Allen Howell, firstname.lastname@example.org
ICCF will host a dinner reception on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, on Monday, December 12th, featuring leaders of African governments and co-chairs of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus, to discuss the conservation and development challenges that African leaders are confronting at a national and regional level. Invited guests include Members of Congress, U.S. government officials, and leaders from multilateral institutions, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (Summit Day 1)
- 7:00-4:30pm: African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum
- 8:00-2:30pm: Civil Society Forum
- 8:30-12:30pm: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Ministerial
- 9:00-10:30: U.S. Africa Space Forum
- 12:30-2:30pm: Peace, Security, and Governance Forum
- 12:30-2:30pm: Partnering for Sustainable Health Cooperation
- 3:00-5:30pm: Conservation, Climate Adaptation, and a Just Energy Transition
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (Summit Day 2)
- USABF – Charting the Course: The Future of U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment Relations
- USABF – Building a Sustainable Future: Partnerships to Finance African Infrastructure and the Energy Transition
- USABF – Growing Agribusiness: Partnerships to Strengthen Food Security and Value Chain
- USABF – Advancing Digital Connectivity: Partnerships to Enable Inclusive Growth Through Technology
- USABF – Keynote Remarks from President Biden
- U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Dinner
Thursday, December 15, 2022 (Summit Day 3)
- Leaders Session – Partnering on Agenda 2063
- Discussion Session 1: “An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice, and the rule of law”
- Discussion Session 2: “A peaceful and secure Africa”
- Discussion Session 3: “A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development”
- Leaders Working Lunch – Multilateral Partnerships with Africa to Meet Global Challenges
- Summit Family Photo
- Leaders Session – Promoting Food Security and Food Systems Resilience
Friday, December 16, 2022