Please Join Us for the Civil Society Organization/African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Session of the 17th Annual United States - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (also known as the AGOA Forum) at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, DC 20036.
The theme of this year's event is: " The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Expanding U.S.- Africa Trade and Investment", and the event will offer seminars, a workshop on developing an AGOA Country Utilization Plan for Civil Society , networking, a visit to Capitol Hill, museums and other historical sites in the United States capitol.
The event begins on 9 July with an Opening Ceremony, award presentation, and a panel on New Strategies for U.S. –Africa Trade and Investment, followed by sessions on micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) development under AGOA; the roles of Women, Youth, Labor, and the Diaspora in expanding US-Sub-Saharan Africa trade and investment; and a working session to prepare the Communique and Recommendations for the Read-out during the Ministerial Session on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the State Department. The event concludes with a visit to Capitol Hill for a Congressional discussion on AGOA, and site visits to museums and other historical sites in our nations' capitol.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 June 30, 2018. The event is taking place in a secure facility, and you must register in advance; we will not conduct onsite registration for this event.
If you are a member of the Network and and like your organization's logo on the conference materials, please email your logo to the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than June 15, 2018.
Registration will automatically close on June 30, 2018 or when we reach capacity.
Download CSO/AWEP Draft Agenda
For additional information, or questions please contact the AGOA CSO Network Secretariat via email: email@example.com
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.
We have reserved a limited amount of rooms at the Washington Plaza Hotel which is located in the heart of Downtown DC. The rate is $169 for Superior Queen, and $199.00 for a Double/Double based on availability.
To book a room email
You can also call 1-800-424-1140 or 202 842-1330 ask for reservations and reference the AGOA CSO Session.