Hon. Alice Albright, CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), will lead the United States Prosper Africa delegation to the US-Africa Business Summit, July 19-22. The event is organized by the Corporate Council on Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco and aims to advance trade and investment between African countries and the United States.
The US delegation will include senior government officials and leading US investors representing over $1 trillion in assets. During the forum, the United States will demonstrate Prosper Africa’s private sector-focused approach, connecting dynamic American and African companies looking to do business with each other, and global investors seeking long-term returns offered by Africa’s fast-growing markets.
The delegation will engage broadly to catalyze more investment in Africa and advance the new Global Partnership for Infrastructure and Investment, which was recently launched by President Biden and the G7. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has committed $1.1 billion to Morocco, of which they will showcase their brand new $460 million Employability and Land Compact in Morocco; the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will announce new commitments to advance the development of information and communications technology, clean energy and health infrastructure across the continent; The American African Development Foundation (USADF) will highlight the central role of African small and medium enterprises in driving the continent’s economic growth and recovery; and Prosper Africa’s Chief Operating Officer will announce new funding opportunities and completed deals.
The delegation will include:
- Alice Albright, President and CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
- Enoh Ebong, Director, US Trade and Development Agency
- Travis Adkins, President and CEO, American Foundation for African Development
- Investors and fund managers of Casey Family programs, San Francisco Employee Retirement System, New York State Insurance Fund, etc.
And other U.S. government leaders, including:
- Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for the United States-Africa Leaders Summit, White House National Security Council
- Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, US State Department
- Andrew Herscowitz, Director of Development, US International Development Finance Corporation
- Heather Lanigan, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, US Trade and Development Agency
- Deniece Laurent-Mantey, Director for Africa, White House National Security Council
- Kyeh Kim, Deputy Senior Vice President of Compact Operations Department, Millennium Challenge Corporation, MCC
- Leslie Marbury, Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa
- Camille Richardson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Markets Middle East and Africa, United States Department of Commerce
- Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Managing Director of th