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President Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire on New MCC Compact

November 8, 2017 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

Spotlight on Côte d'Ivoire

As Côte d'Ivoire celebrates the signing of its first compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, we examine the progress and potential of Africa's fastest growing economy. The conference will bring together political leaders, business executives, and political analysts for a wide-ranging discussion about the MCC compact and Côte d'Ivoire’s economic, political, and security outlook.


9:00 A.M. – Words of welcome

Dr. John Hamre
CEO and President, CSIS

9:05 A.M. – Introduction

Jennifer Cooke
Director, CSIS Africa Program

9:15 A.M. – Keynote Address

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire
10:15 A.M. – Panel 1: Realizing the opportunities of the MCC Compact with Côte d'Ivoire
Minister Patrick Achi
Secretary General to the President of Côte d'Ivoire

Jonathan Nash
Acting CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Florizelle Liser
President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

11:15 A.M. – Coffee break
11:30 A.M. – Panel 2: Côte d’Ivoire’s Future Path: Opportunities and Challenges
Abdourahmane Cissé
Special Advisor to the President of Côte d'Ivoire

Teddy Roux
West Africa Manager, Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners, LLC

Edwige Depagne-Sorgho
Independent political analyst

Tam Robert Nguyen
Global Head of Sustainability, Bechtel Corporation

1:00 P.M. – Close
Richard Downie

Richard Downie

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Africa Program