14th AGOA Forum August 24-27, 2015 in Libreville, Gabon

14th AGOA Forum August 24-27, 2015 in Libreville, Gabon

AGOA Forum 2015: The 2015 US – sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum) takes place August 24-27, 2015 in Libreville, Gabon. 

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  • Visit the official Gabonese AGOA Forum 2015 website:  www.agoa.ga/

 

The theme for this year's event is:


 

“AGOA at 15: Charting a course for a sustainable US-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership”

 


 

A more detailed (draft) version of the programme can be downloaded at this link.  

 

MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2015

 

9:00 – 17:00    Advance Registration (Badge Pick-up)

9:00 – 15:00    Senior African Officials Pre-Forum Preparation Meeting

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2015                

 

9:00 – 17:00    Advance Registration (Badge Pick-up)

9:00 – 12:00    African Trade Ministers Consultative Group Meeting

9:00 – 17:00    Private Sector and Civil Society Events& Site Visits

                         African Women Entrepreneurs Program (AWEP)                                

17:00 - 19:30   VIP Reception hosted by Private Sector

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2015

 

08:45 – 10:15       Ministerial Opening Ceremony

10:45 – 10:55       Readout from African Trade Ministers Consultative Group

10:55 – 11:05       Readout from Civil Society, AWEP, and Private Sector (3 mins each)

11:05 – 12:30       PLENARY 1 –Dialogue on the Current U.S. -Africa Trade and Investment Partnership and Beyond

                                  

14:00– 15:30    BREAKOUT Sessions

WORKSHOP 1 – Building capacity to comply with international SPS standards to increase food security, agro-business investment, and AGOA exports                               

WORKSHOP 2 – How to ensure compliance with standard requirements and modalities to broaden benefits from AGOA                                                                      

WORKSHOP 3 – Investing in innovative infrastructure solutions through the promotion of public/private partnerships to improve African competitiveness and regional trade                                  

WORKSHOP 4 – Advancing sustainable sourcing and trading in the forestry sector through enhanced public/private partnership: the case of Gabon

                                  

16:00 – 17:30      PLENARY 2 – Promoting intra-Africa trade and regional integration through sustainable investments

17:30 – 18:30      USTR Meeting with Trade Ministers

                            CLOSED – HEADS OF DELEGATION ONLY

                                                                    

THURSDAY August 27, 2015

 

08:45 - 10:15      PLENARY 3 – Dialogue with U.S. Congressional Members and Staff                                  

10:30 – 11:30     PLENARY 4 – Strategic Public-Private Approaches to Develop Value Chains and Market Linkages to Accelerate Trade Competitiveness and Export Growth

                                 

12:00 – 13:30    BREAKOUT 2:

 

 WORKSHOP 5 – Connecting Africa through ICT: Bridging the digital divide

 WORKSHOP 6 – Improving global health security: an imperative for accelerating economic growth and expanding trade                                

 WORKSHOP 7 – Youth and Trade Agenda: The way forward               

 WORKSHOP 8 – Addressing Africa’s Power Deficit        

  *Note: this session will run till 1400.

                                  

Part I (12:00 - 12:45)     Lessons Learned under Power Africa for Attracting Power Sector Investment

Part II (12:45 - 13:15)  – Increasing investments in renewable energy for a sustainable solution to Africa’s power shortages

Part III (13:15 - 14:00) – Natural Gas Value Chain

                                  

15:00 –16:30     PLENARY 5 – The Missing Middle – Supporting African women entrepreneurs to participate in global supply chains                                    

 

16:45 – 17:15    Ministerial Closing Ceremony

17:15 - 19:00     Closing Reception  

 

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