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CSO/AWEP Session of the 16th AGOA Forum

  • Monday, August 07, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • Lome, Togo


  • Registration fee for all three (3) days/ all events

All sales are final; requests for refunds will not be honored. No shows will be treated as if attended, and will not receive refunds.

Please Join Us for the Civil Society/African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Session of the 16th Annual United States - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (also known as the AGOA Forum) in Lomé, Togo. 

The theme of this year's event is: "Civil Society and AWEP Using AGOA to Build Prosperity by 2025, and the event will offer pre  and post Forum activities, including seminars, skill development workshops,  B2B networking, and a site visit.

 The 3-day event begins on 7 August with  presentations on the AGOA Country Utilization Strategy, and Infrastructure and Transportation Linkages, followed by the CSO/AWEP and Private Sector Joint Session of the 2017 AGOA Forum on 8 August at the Radisson Blu Hotel, and concludes on 9 August with skills development workshops, a site visit, and B2B networking.

You do not want to miss this opportunity to have your voice heard, and to learn how to make AGOA work  for you! 

Please note: Capacity is limited, and you must register and pay registration fees, not later than July 27, 2017 in order to allow for accreditation process for this event.

Registration will automatically close on July 27, 2017 or when we reach capacity.

Download CSO/AWEP Draft Agenda

For additional information, or questions regarding opportunity to Exhibit, please contact Mme. Sylvie Benissan-Messan, President, AWEP Togo via email:, or Ms. Annette Smith, AGOA CSO Network Coordinator via  email:

Thank you for your consideration. And we look forward to your participation and to working with you in strengthening US-Africa trade and economic engagement.


Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Asky Airlines

Are offering a 15% discount to Delegates to the 16th AGOA Forum, including Civil Society, AWEP and U. S. Government participants from across the U.S. and Africa

The discount is valid for travel from USA, Africa, and other points as well. The promo code is AGO17

Hotel Accommodations

You can book your hotel, directly at the following hotels:

Hotel Le Pelican
Hotel Sarakawa
Hotel Onomo

Please note: Ground Transportation to and from the Conference Venue will pickup CSO and AWEP  participants from the three hotels listed above

Visa Information

The Government of Togo has declared that it will give “courtesy” visas to all AGOA Forum participants, both for visas issued at its embassies and upon arrival in Lome.  You should bring a copy of your AGOA Forum registration confirmation e-mail to show the immigration agent. 

Air travel to or from Lome will require proof of yellow fever immunization to board a flight.

Click Here for More Info on AGOA Forum 2017

Download Info for US Citizen Traveling to Lome

The AGOA CSO Network is an Initiative of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA)

FDA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Address: 1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC  20005

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