Africa Investment 2019

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ABP WEBINAR SERIES: Africa Investment 2019

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May – June – July – August – September 2019

As the population doubles and jobs become a dire need then Entrepreneurship and SME development in Africa become the biggest economic drivers for the future. Connecting investors and businessmen alike from around the world through a virtual webinar series, create connections and network opportunities to enable growth.


The Case For Africa as the U.S. top trade priority

What is the impact when the U.S. runs out of economic fuel?


Dr Gbadebo Odularu
“Disastrous Impacts of Status Quo on the US Economy”
Senior Consultant United Nations Economic Commission For Africa – Economist with 25 years of experience in trade, development planning & capacities.

Melissa Sanderson
“Engaging District Export Councils and Other Resources in Support of Africa Trade”
Vice President International Affairs, Freeport-Mcmoran Inc – Chairman, Arizona District Export Council – Chairman, Phoenix Committee On Foreign Relations- 2015 Athena Businesswoman of the Year Award in the private sector.

Philip Thigo
“Digital Access as a Pathway to Greater African Trade and Investment”
Director for Africa at Thunderbird School of Global Management-Member of the World Economic Forum Global Councils on Food Systems Innovation and recognised as one of the World’s 100 most influential people in digital government in 2018.

Quinton Scholes
“(Moderator) A Vision of Economic Change for US and African SMEs”
Vice President, Africa Business Portal Former Director, Forbes/Africa CNBC Africa


Engaging with the African Diaspora

Seeking Opportunities – the how to.


Carole Kariuki
“How Can the Diaspora connect with 500,000 Kenyan problem solvers?”

Carole is CEO of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance. Its member organizations have an aggregate membership of over 500,000. Ms. Kariuki has a wealth of experience in leadership having worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya, Nairobi Chapel and Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana. She worked for several years at KEPSA before being appointed KEPSA CEO.

Almaz Negash
“What are the desires of the African Diaspora and how do we unite them with needs in their home countries?”

Almaz is CEO of one of the most powerful African Diaspora organizations in U.S. – African Diaspora Network. Negash is currently the Sr. managing director of Step Up Silicon Valley, a social innovation network and anti-poverty lab focused on increasing economic self-sufficiency through convening, advocating for policy changes, and incubating innovative solutions.

Bill Morgan
“The Impact of Diaspora Chambers of Commerce in Connecting the African Diaspora”

Bill Morgan is Vice Chairman of the East Africa Chamber of Commerce Based in Dallas and plays key roles in other African Diaspora Organizations representing West and Southern Africa in the U.S. Served as a Senior Technical Advisor on behalf of the World Bank to oversee the design, development, commissioning, staffing and operations of the Rwanda National Data Center & Internet Virtual Landing Point in Kigali.

Jacqueline Mogeni
“How access to quality projects creates a need and opportunity for African Diaspora to Connect”

Jacqueline is CEO of the Kenya Council of Governors. Jacqueline Mogeni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Governors. Ms. Mogeni is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Human Rights Specialist. In her previous capacities, Jacqueline has worked as a member of the Transition Authority as the Chairpersonof the Legal and Intergovernmental Committee. She also worked as the Gender and Advocacy Development Advisor with SNV Development Organization.


Connecting Economic Giants – U.S.A. & Nigeria

What is the criteria for eligible partnership?


Brent Omdahl
“U.S. resources for enhancing business engagement in Nigeria”
Brent is the Commercial Counselor U.S. Department of Commerce – Nigeria. He is an international business development executive with deep experience in Southeast Asian and African markets. He is the primary advisor to US firms entering the Nigeria market. Brent was chief operations officer for a high volume customer service delivery organization with extensive project management success.

Joyce (Madaki) Akpata
“The role of bi-lateral chambers in reducing trade and investment challenges in Nigerian”
oyce Director General at the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce. She is a dynamic corporate lawyer and administrator who has distinguished herself in a number of challenging jobs from publishing, training and management and has successfully managed business turnaround of membership organizations. The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce has locations in 10 Nigerian cities and over 800 members.

Muda Yusaf
“The role of Nigerian chambers of commerce in enhancing U.S. – Nigeria trade and investment.”
Director General at Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).


Fears of Doing Business – InterAfrica

How cross border restrictions must be dynamic?


West Africa Trade Hub
Kenya Airways
Africa Union

Date for this webinar will be announced soon.

Start Up financing for Africa SME’s

What model do you use (Angel, Philanthropic, VC, Equity)?

  • Local, Africa – Wide, Global resources


Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
African Development Bank
PULSAR Development International Ltd

Date for this webinar will be announced soon.

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