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What Lessons Can Be Learned from Power Africa?

November 9, 2017 • 9:30 – 11:30 am EST
Please join us for a public panel discussion on the lessons that can be learned from Power Africa.

The Obama Administration’s Power Africa Initiative was arguably one of the more intriguing innovations in development in recent years. Described as an initiative that brings “together technical and legal experts, the private sector, and governments from around the world to work in partnership to increase the number of people with access to power”, Power Africa has been an attempt to work more effectively between various government agencies. It also operated under the assumption that Africa presented both development challenges and business opportunities for American workers and companies. Following the welcome remarks from Daniel F. Runde, and the opening remarks from Jennifer G. Cooke, our expert panelists will assess Power Africa's progress and look for opportunities to scale and replicate the initiative to other sectors and geographies.

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Nilmini Rubin

Former Senior Adviser, House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Vice President, Tetra Tech

Mima Nedelcovych

Former U.S. Executive Director, African Development Bank, and President & CEO, Initiative for Global Development

Katherine Steel

Energy Director, Power Africa, USAID

Leocadia Zak

Former Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Del Renigar

Senior Counsel for Global Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric