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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
345 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20540
United States

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to join her for a

Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum
in coordination with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cannon Caucus Room (345 Cannon House Office Building)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Panel One
9:00 – 10:30 am

Moderator: Dr. Monde Muyangwa
Africa Program Director, Woodrow Wilson Center
H.E. Erastus Mwencha
Deputy Chair, African Union Commission
H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya
Secretary General
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
H.E. Amb. Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
President of Commission
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Next Generation African Leaders: Discussion with a YALI Fellow
10:30 – 11:00 am

Moderator: Bernadette Paolo
President, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
Hon. Sheryl Vangadasamy
Elected Representative, Seychelles National Assembly
Young African Leaders Initiative Fellow

Panel Two
11:00 – 12:30 pm

Moderator: Dr. Sharon T. Freeman
President & CEO, All American Small Business Exporters Association
H.E. Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping
Economic Affairs Commissioner, African Union
H.E. Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera
Secretary General, East African Community