August 6: Investment and Ingenuity: Overcoming Obstacles to Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Atlantic Council LogoWHO: 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 Africa

WHEN: 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)

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AUGUST 1: Civil Society Session of the 13th AGOA Forum – “AGOA: Re-Authorization beyond 2015”

agoanetworksymbolWHO: AGOA Civil Society Network and the Foundation for Democracy in Africa

WHAT: Civil Society Session of the 13th AGOA Forum – “AGOA: Re-Authorization beyond 2015”

WHERE: FHI 360 Conference Center 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20009

WHEN: August 1-2, 2014

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agoa-cso-session-13th-us-africa-trade-and-economic-cooperation-agoa-forum-tickets-12125229889.

August 1: African Leaders Energy Briefing and Luncheon -Building U.S.-Africa Partnerships for Energy Sector Development

EnergyWHO: U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy

WHAT: African Leaders Energy Briefing and Luncheon -Building U.S.-Africa Partnerships for Energy Sector Development

WHERE: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby Street #300 Houston, TX 77002

WHEN: August 1 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn more and RSVP at www.africanleadersvisitenergy.com.

August 7-8: IAAN Social Accountability Summit – “Call to Good Governance”

iaanWHO: International Association of African NGOs

WHAT: IAAN Social Accountability Summit: “Call to Good Governance”

Panel discussions and gala

WHEN: August 7-8 from 10 am to 4 pm (panels) and 7 pm – 2 am (gala)            

WHERE: Washington Marriot Hotel 775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Learn more and register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iaan-2014-summit-on-social-accountability-tickets-11442465723.

August 5: African Summit Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development in Africa

asaWHO: The National Academy of Sciences’s African Science Academy Development Initiative

WHAT: African Summit Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development in Africa

This event is an open forum featuring keynote presentations and panel discussions from academicians, government officials and private sector experts at USAID Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research Conference in Tanzania.

WHEN: August 5 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE: National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418

Learn more and RSVP at http://www.nationalacademies.org/asadi/africansummit/index.html

August 4: “The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovations and Business in Africa”

Africa Growth InitiativeWHO: The Brookings Institute-Africa Growth Initiative

WHAT: “The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovations and Business in Africa” 

The event will convene high-level business leaders, entrepreneurs, and public figures to support this unparalleled opportunity for the U.S. government and people to recalibrate their approach to this rapidly-changing region.

WHEN: August 4 from 9:15 am – 6:00pm               

WHERE: InterContinental The Willard 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004     

Learn more and RSVP at http://www.brookings.edu/events