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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Power: Eliminating a barrier to trade, development and growth in Africa

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
United States

 

Representative Karen Bass, Ranking Member
House Africa Subcommittee

 
Invites you to a panel discussion

Power: Eliminating a barrier to trade, development and growth in Africa

Thursday, October 24, 2013
8:00 – 10:00 AM

The Member’s Room in the
Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
(First Street and Independence, SE, Washington, D.C., 94710)

Rep. Ed Royce
Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
 
Matthew Farnum-Schneider
Director, International economics for the National Security Council

Paul Hinks
Chief Executive Officer, Symbion-Power

Oren Whyche-Shaw (moderator)
Principal Adviser to Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID
 
It is estimated that over half a billion people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. The International Energy Agency reports that the continent needs over $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. President Obama’s recent announcement of Power Africa and Chairman Royce's Electrify Africa Act of 2013, present a combined opportunity to drastically improve access to power, attract new investment and set the continent on a path toward accelerated economic growth. Panelists will share their perspectives on efforts to expand power investment in Africa.
 
The Africa Policy Breakfast Series provides a setting for members of Congress and representatives from diverse sectors and backgrounds to discuss critical and timely issues specific to U.S.-Africa policy.
 
Continental breakfast to be served.