The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.
The annual Forum allows public sector leaders and private sector and civil society participants to discuss issues pertaining to long-term development, sustainable economic growth, and good governance policies.
On August 12 – 13, 2013, the United States will partner with Ethiopia to host the 2013 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum in Addis Ababa. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology.” The event will bring together senior officials from the United States and AGOA-eligible African countries to discuss a range of trade and investment-related issues.
August 10-11, AWEP’s Ethiopia Chapter will host a forum prior to the 2013 AGOA Forum’s ministerial program held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. One hundred AWEP women entrepreneurs from across the continent will participate in the forum, themed “Queen of Sheba: The Entrepreneur.” U.S. Congressional delegates, private sector practitioners and senior U.S. and African officials will also participate. Read more about AWEP.
2013 AGOA Forum schedule:
August 12 -13, 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Private Sector/Civil Society Session:
August 9 -11, 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia AWEP Session:
August 10-11, 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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