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Brown Capital Management Africa Forum High-Level Meeting: Strengthening the Role of African Sovereign Wealth Funds in the International Financial System: Interplay between Policy, Governance, and Sustainability - Closing Ceremony

On Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, 2022, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum at the Wilson Center hosted the third High-level Meeting for Africa Sovereign Wealth Funds, “Strengthening the Role of African Sovereign Wealth Funds in the International Financial System: Interplay between Policy, Governance, and Sustainability,” in Washington, D.C. This meeting was part of the Forum’s Sovereign Wealth Fund series sponsored by Brown Capital Management.

Date & Time

Friday
Aug. 12, 2022
4:30pm – 5:30pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Overview

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are government-owned investment funds that serve as key tools for stabilizing economies, promoting development, and saving and transferring wealth to future generations. At least 22 African countries have sovereign wealth funds, and several more are considering or in the process of establishing one. As SWFs gain momentum on the continent, they can play an important role in aiding the continent’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, stabilization, and development.

This high-level meeting will convened 15 African countries, including the heads of sovereign wealth fund CEOs as well as deputy ministers, US officials, private sector leaders, and representatives from US and international, financial, and development institutions and initiatives—such as Prosper Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds to discuss: the role and governance of sovereign wealth funds in Africa; ways for achieving profitability while promoting social responsibility and environmental sustainability; avenues for building strategic intra-African and international partnerships in the COVID-19 era and beyond; and ways for strengthening the role of sovereign wealth funds in the international financial system.

This was a closed, invitation-only meeting. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies aired via webcast

Watch the Opening Ceremony


Launched in September 2015, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum provides a premier platform for substantive and solution-oriented dialogue on key trade, investment, and development issues in Africa, and in U.S.-Africa relations. The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum has been generously funded by Brown Capital Management, LLC (Baltimore, MD) since its inception in 2015.

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Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our Africa Up Close blog, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.    Read more

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