The American Security Project hosted a high-level conference to discuss the mutually beneficial impacts of U.S. private investment on the African continent, opportunities for practical investment, and how to effectively manage the accompanying risk.
The event featured experts from the public and private sector, as well as policy makers. Leaders from the State Department, U.S. Trade & Development Agency, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discussed how private sector investments, focusing on trade and partnership, can increase stability and serve U.S. national security interests.
The second cadre of panelists, business leaders and investors, expressed optimism for investment opportunities across sectors and regions in Africa with a focus on the role of job creation and private sector development.
The capstone conversation from global experts focused on the various types of risk companies face when they invest in Africa, and what the U.S. government can do to mitigate this risk.