As the global community continues to grapple with the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Atlantic Council is open for business. Our business, meetings, and events, however, are occurring virtually. For more information, please read an update from our President and CEO.
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.
Prosper Africa is the U.S. Government Initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa. Prosper Africa brings together the services and resources of 17 participating U.S. Government departments and agencies to help US and African businesses and investors identify new partners, advance opportunities, and close deals. Since June 2019, Prosper Africa has directly supported more than 280 deals to close across more than 30 African countries for a total value of $22 billion.
This session invites the leadership of US government agencies to weigh in on the status of the Prosper Africa Initiative as well as broader US-Africa commercial policy, with moderation and remarks from Prosper Africa Chief Operating Officer Ms. Victoria Whitney.
Review the other sessions of the Investing in Africa’s Future conference
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.
Chief Operating Officer, Head of Agency
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Chief Executive Officer
Millennium Challenge Corporation
U.S. Agency for International Development
Kimberly A. Reed
President & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Chief Operating Officer
Plus a message from
H.E. Idriss Déby
Republic of Chad
Welcome and introductions by
Continue to the fourth 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.
On Twitter? Follow @ACAfricaCenter, @AtlanticCouncil, @DFCgov, and @ProsperAfricaUS and join the conversation by using the hasthtag #InvestingInAfrica.