Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations African Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Statecraft: Embracing Africa’s Market Potential in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
June 12, 2012
On June 14, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver opening remarks for the 2012 U.S. AGOA Forum. The AGOA Forum will focus on enhancing infrastructure development in Africa in four ways: (1) promoting an improved business climate and effective regulation that will encourage private-public partnerships; (2) increasing regional economic integration through strategic development of regional transportation corridors, regional power pools, and power generation capacity that can be shared across borders; (3) highlighting opportunities for U.S. exports in infrastructure- related products and support for U.S. investment; and (4) encouraging the adaptation of renewable energy and energy efficient products. The Secretary will also address how these issues fold into the department’s overall economic statecraft agenda as the capstone event of Global Economic Statecraft Day on which more than 100 embassies around the world are working to advance U.S. businesses. MORE
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke with participants in the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) in Lusaka, Zambia, on June 10, 2011. Zambia has just completed hosting a follow-on conference to the 2010 (AWEP) that took place in conjunction with the 2010 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum.
AWEP was established in 2010 under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). The women of the 2010 AWEP visitors program were accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders of small and medium-sized businesses in Africa. AWEP aims to empower African women entrepreneurs to become part of… more »