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AGOA Civil Society Forum 2010

Published date:
Saturday, 24 July 2010

The Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, together with Manchester Trade, the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, and the Shell Corporation are pleased to invite you to the AGOA Civil Society Forum of 2010, "A Decade of Progress in Bridging the U.S.-Africa Trade Gap".

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. In the United States, civil society organizations played a leading role in successfully educating members of Congress on the value of AGOA as a development tool. This education campaign continued through several versions of AGOA in the House and Senate.

Meanwhile, in Africa, civil society organizations formed the AGOA Civil Society Network to bring together the views of advocacy organizations, think tanks, labor unions and other groups to inform their governments on the importance of using AGOA as a tool to enhance U.S.-Africa trade for the benefit of their societies.

Presentations will be made on the respective roles of American and African civil society in the campaign to pass and implement AGOA, and this workshop with be linked to two African venues direct video connection.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

Washington, DC 20004

July 29, 2010, 8:30am - 5pm (reception to follow)

July 30, 8:30am - 12pm

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