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Launched at the end of 2019, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has an investment cap of $60 billion and has selected Africa as a priority region for future investments. African peer institutions have taken a leading role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, yet the prospects for immediate recovery and sustained growth rely in part on increased cooperation between US and African development finance institutions and a concomitant boost in two-way trade and investment. This conference is intended to support the DFC’s mission by reaching a wide audience of US investors who are interested in African markets. 

This opening panel invites African heads of state to share their insights and spotlight African markets as priority destinations for trade and investment, with moderation and remarks from DFC CEO Mr. Adam Boehler.

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Investing in Africa’s Future

Investing in Africa’s Future is a premier public forum jointly hosted by the Atlantic Council and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to promote US trade and investment in African markets.

Featuring keynote remarks from

The Hon. Robert C. O’Brien

U.S. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

A presidential panel featuring

H.E. Macky Sall

President
Republic of Senegal

H.E. Filipe Nyusi

President
Republic of Mozambique

H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou

President
Republic of Niger

With moderation and remarks from

Adam Boehler

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Welcome and introductions by

Coverage

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

The US government makes its big push for investment in Africa

Buoyed by bipartisan commitment and a new government agency, the United States has taken new and significant steps to help drive investment in Africa, strengthen the region’s dynamic economies, create lucrative opportunities for US and African businesses, and advance US foreign-policy goals in the region.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Africa Future of Work

Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Transcript: Investing in Africa’s future, a conversation with African presidents

Immediate recovery and sustained growth in Africa after the pandemic rely in part on increased cooperation between US and African development finance institutions and a concomitant boost in two-way trade and investment. African leaders share their insights about their work with the US International Development Finance Corporation and how it will impact their countries.

Investing in Africa’s Future Conference by Atlantic Council

Africa Economy & Business

Continue to the second session of the Investing in Africa’s Future conference

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.