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8th Annual AGOA CSO Network Spring Conference

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • George Washington University, University Student Center, 800 21st Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20052, and online.


  • Members of the Diplomatic Corps
  • On-line participation

Registration is closed

Join us for our 8th Annual AGOA CSO Network Spring Conference. The event takes place on April 13, 2023, and is organized in partnership with the Institute for African Studies, The Elliott School for International Affairs, at George Washington (GW) University.

Since its signing into law in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has been the foundation of U.S. economic policy and business-related engagement with the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). AGOA provides eligible sub-Saharan African countries with duty-free access to the U.S. market for over 1,800 products, in addition to the more than 5,000 products that are eligible for duty-free entry under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.

AGOA is a long-term commitment with broad bipartisan support. In 2002, 2004, and 2006, Congress passed, and the executive branch implemented legislative enhancements of AGOA. And in 2015, Congress passed the Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA), updating and extending the program to 2025.   

COVID-19’s economic impact presents a threat to US-Africa trade and investment, US- Africa strategic alliances, and gains made over the last two decades using the benefits of AGOA.

The hybrid event features high-level speakers from civil society organizations, private sector companies, government institutions, and more from the U.S. and  across Africa committed to expanding U.S. - Africa trade and economic cooperation. The conference will address the following topics:

  •    AGOA Eligibility and Inclusive Economic Growth
  •       Increasing the Number of AGOA-Eligible Countries
  •       Expanding U.S. Africa Trade, Investment & Economic         Cooperation
  •       Extending AGOA to 2035   

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  You are invited to participate virtually or in-person.  In person seating is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND! 

Thursday, April 13, 2023

In Person Registration: 8:30 am

Conference: 9:00 am - 3:30pm EDT

In - Person Attendess


 George Washington University, University Student Center

800 21st Street, NW, 3rd Floor,  Washington, DC  20052

Virtual Attendees

Link/Livestream will be sent once registered

            Donate to Support 

the AGOA  CSO Network
 Make a tax-deductible contribution so thousands can attend the conference and access our programs on AGOA

Sponsorship Opportunities 

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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