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Oct 26

Beyond the Trade or Aid Debate in Africa: Advancing Development at the Grassroots Level

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Resource rich Africa offers numerous development opportunities for the continent’s peoples. Agriculture, energy and the telecom industry are just a few of the more vibrant sectors offering Africans employment and economic growth. However, most Africans lack access to global capital and international investors. Too often, rural and marginalized populations are left behind by opportunities capable of furthering African development. Grassroots development represents a bottom-up approach that encourages all Africans to take ownership and exert leadership in addressing economic disadvantage. In doing so it also inspires Africans to assume responsibility for community and national governance. Join us as our panelists analyze current developments in grassroots development and its role in income generation, enterprise development and job creation among marginalized populations in Africa.

More About the Speakers

Steve Hayes
President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Council on Africa

Constance Berry Newman
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Timothy Nzioka
Regional Representative and Senior Advisor to the President, U.S. African Development Foundation

Lloyd Pierson
President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. African Development Foundation

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