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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 session invites African development finance institution CEOs to share their efforts to promote recovery and growth on the continent, with moderation and remarks from DFC CEO Mr. Adam Boehler.

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Samaila Zubairu

President & Chief Executive Officer
Africa Finance Corporation

Admassu Tadesse

President & Chief Executive Officer
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

Alain Ebobissé

Chief Executive Officer

Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala

Acting Senior Vice President
African Development Bank

With moderation and remarks from

Edward Burrier

Executive Vice President for Strategy
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Welcome and introductions by

Continue to the third 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.