August 6

WHO: National Endowment for Democracy

WHAT: African Civil Society Conference: Towards an Action Program for Democracy    

The findings and recommendations of each working group will be presented by senior civil society leaders at a day-long public meeting. There will be discussions with members of each working group and an opportunity for q’s and a’s and debate from the audience. Feedback from this event will be incorporated into an Action Program, addressed to African governments, civil society, and citizens, as well as the international community.

WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building 1st and C St SE Washington, DC 20003

WHEN: August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm

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WHO: Aubrey Hruby, Visiting Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; William Asiko, CEO, Investment Climate Facility; Morten Jerven, author of Poor Numbers; Diana Layfield, CEO, Africa Operations, Standard Chartered Bank
WHAT: Investment and Ingenuity: Overcoming Obstacles to Doing Business in Sub-Saharan AfricaWHEN: Wednesday, August 6; 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Atlantic Council (1030 15th Street NW (12th Floor, West Tower), Washington, DC 20005)


WHO: Africa Business Initiative and the Corporate Council on Africa

WHAT: Presidential Dinner Discussion featuring President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

The cost is $100 for CCA & ABI Members/Government or $200 for non-members.

WHEN: August 6 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street, NW Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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