U.S. delegation speaks on World Economic Forum on Africa

Journalists from Le Journal de l’Economie, La Tribune de l’Economie and Côte d’Ivoire Economie, three major economic newspapers, participated in a telephonic press briefing concerning the World Economic Forum on Africa on June 4, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy.
Journalists from Le Journal de l’Economie, La Tribune de l’Economie and Côte d’Ivoire Economie, three major economic newspapers, participated in a telephonic press briefing concerning the World Economic Forum on Africa on June 4, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy.

Journalists from Le Journal de l’Economie, La Tribune de l’Economie and Côte d’Ivoire Economie, three major economic newspapers, participated in a telephonic press briefing concerning the World Economic Forum on Africa on June 4, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy. The speakers included Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Leocadia I. Zak, Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President Beth Tritter, State Department Senior Advisor for Development Daniella Ballou-Aares, and Coordinator for Trade Africa and Power Africa Andy Herscowitz.

They addressed issues including the strategy of mobilizing private capital to support the development of sustainable infrastructure across the continent, the growth and vitality of Africa as an investment destination, financing for development, and the post-2015 development agenda. The briefing addressed the Mission’s goal of promoting sustainable, transparent, and inclusive economic development.