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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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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
Republic of Senegal
H.E. Filipe Nyusi
Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou
Republic of Niger
With moderation and remarks from
Chief Executive Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Welcome and introductions by
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.