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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 DFC executives to outline the organization’s new development strategy, which catalyzes $75 billion over the next five years to maximize development while creating strategic, sustainable growth. Moderation and remarks ​will be provided by DFC Chief Development Officer Mr. Andrew Herscowitz. 

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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

John Barsa

Acting Administrator
U.S. Agency for International Development

Adam Boehler

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

The Hon. Chris Coons

Senator for Delaware
United States Senate

Vera Songwe

United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

With moderation and remarks from

Andrew Herscowitz

Chief Development Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Closing remarks from

Adam Boehler

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Damon Wilson

Executive Vice President

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.