Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 June 2011

United States African Development Foundation (USADF) Representatives Take Lead at AGOA / African Representatives are the Face of USADF at the 2011 AGOA Forum in Lusaka

 


 

 

 

United States African Development Foundation (USADF) Representatives Take Lead at AGOA / African Representatives are the Face of USADF at the 2011 AGOA Forum in Lusaka

 

 

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — USADF is an active participant in the 2011 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum this week. USADF President/CEO Lloyd Pierson proudly supports three African leaders from USADF programs participating in this year’s forum.

 

Likando Mukumbuta, CEO of Zambia Agribusiness Technical Assistance Center (ZATAC)-Zambia; Mary Malunga, Executive Director of the National Association of Business Women (NABW)-Malawi; and Marie Muque Kigoma, President of Fruito LLC-Burundi, will represent USADF at this year’s AGOA Forum.

 

On Wednesday, Likando Mukumbuta opened AGOA Forum with a presentation on “Re-Engaging Investment in Africa”; Mary Malunga also presented in an AWEP session entitled “Regional Economic Communities & Opportunities for Women Across Africa”. USADF grantee Marie Muque Kigoma will participate in an AWEP session, “African Women – Driving Economic Growth in Today’s Global Economy” on Thursday, June 9.

 

“Our African partners and grantees exemplify USADF’s commitment to cultivate African leaders. We work hand-in-hand with Africans to invest not only their ideas, but to build their capacity as leaders in the business and development worlds,” said President/CEO Lloyd Pierson

 

USADF’s participatory development model leverages African leadership and management in programs across 21 countries. This model ensures that all USADF projects originate from Africans and are directed by Africans.

 

USADF investments in Africa provide direct support to local community producer groups and small enterprises to create jobs, raise incomes and take advantage of local, regional and export market opportunities. USADF’s active portfolio of 400 grants is making a difference for more than 900,000 people across Africa. More than $267 million of new economic activities are generated in local communities as a result of USADF project grants.

 

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent United States Government agency dedicated to ensuring economic opportunities for marginalized populations in 21 Sub-Saharan African countries. Over the past 30 years, USADF has funded more than $200 million in African designed and led development projects. For more information on USADF and its programs, visit http://www.usadf.gov.

 

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United States African Development Foundation (USADF)


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