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Day II: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010

The Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, together with the U.S. Civil Society Coalition for African Trade and Investment, Manchester Trade, the U.S. Department of State, and the Shell Corporation are pleased to invite you to the AGOA Civil Society Forum of 2010. This forum will examine the involvement of civil society in the creation and implementation of AGOA and discussing the recommendations made by civil society forums over the years.

Date & Time

Jul. 30, 2010
9:00am – 12:30pm

Day II: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010

Friday, July 30
9:00 - 9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), Ways and Means Committee

9:15 – 10:30am Panel I: Textiles and Beyond
Steve Lande, Former Professor of Trade Policy, Georgetown University
Jas Bedi, Chairman, African Cotton Textiles Industry Federation
M. Monyane, Vice Chairman, Lesotho Textile Exporters Association
Navdeep Sodhi, Partner, Gherzi Consultants
Moderator: Tony Carroll, Partner, Manchester Trade

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:45am Panel II: A New Model for Trade Capacity Building

Presenter: David Blaine, U.S. African Development Foundation
Sadio Diarra, USADF Mauritania Representative
Mary Malanga, National Association of Business Women, Malawi
Timothy Nzioka, USADF, Kenya Representative
Moderator: Gregory Simpkins, Vice President, Leon H. Sullivan Foundation

A full event summary will be posted shortly.

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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 blog Africa Up Close, 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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