Author: AGOA Staff      Published: 11/29/2022   AGOA

                                            4th Quarter Newsletter | November 2022
CSOs Demand Five-Year Extension of AGOA Benefits and Support for $5 Billion Special Purpose Investment Fund

On November, 2022 Washington, DC, USA

The AGOA Civil Society Organization(CSO) Network Secretariat and The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) hosted its 23rd U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Conference/Expo – AfrICANDO 2022, under the theme: Challenges and Opportunities to US Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation: Post COVID-19, October 10-13, 2022, in Miami, Florida, USA.

AfrICANDO -2022 was a hybrid event that brought civil society organizations, business, and government leaders from across Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America together, virtually and in person. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss solutions and provide input to areas critical to public and private sector stakeholders’ success on The Way Forward post the COVID-19 pandemic and Putin’s War on Ukraine on Lower Middle-Income Countries’ economic development, particularly in the following sectors:

•      Trade and Investment

•      Health Security

•      Climate Change: The Impact on Politics and the Economy

•      Food Security

•      Tourism

•      Logistics Infrastructure including the Gateway Initiatives and Pharma Hubs


During the event, delegates recommended that the Biden-Harris Administration and the 118th Congress extend AGOA Benefits for five years and provide support for a $5 Billion Special Purpose Investment Fund and tax incentives to augment U.S. companies’ investment in the targeted sectors.



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The African Development Bank is convening the G-CoP dialogue in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (ACFCTA), and partner institutions.

The solution-focused dialogue will bring notable Africans in the Diaspora and people of African descent from all continents to map out practical strategies and instruments for the Diaspora wealth, knowledge, expertise, and networks to accelerate inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. The discussion will focus on five themes discussed in parallel sessions following the plenary:

·      Securitisation of Remittances

·      Diaspora Bonds

·      Diaspora in Trade and Investment Promotion

·      Research, Innovation, Knowledge, and Technology Sharing, and

·      Brain Circulation.

 Featuring Keynotes by:

  • Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group.
  • Mr António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration
  • His Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chair of the African Union Commission
  • His Excellency, Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat
  • Panel dialogue of Global Leaders of the African Diaspora Organizations and Africans in the Diaspora

8th Annual AGOA Spring Conference

Washington, DC, USA

April 13, 2023

Roundtable Discussion on the Future of AGOA

Washington, DC, USA

December 13, 2022

The 24th Annual U.S. -Africa Trade and Investment Conference/Expo takes place October 25-27, 2023, in Miami, Florida, USA


AGOA CSO Network
AGOA CSO Network
The AGOA Civil Society Network is a consortium of non-governmental organizations, (NGOs) and other groups in the United States and Africa working to facilitate the successful application of the AGOA trade bill for the benefit of small business in the US, and Africa.
The Network was established by the 102 member organizations from the United States, Mauritius, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Mali, Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo that were in attendance during the AGOA Civil Society Forum on January 17, 2003, in Phoenix, Mauritius.
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The AGOA CSO Network’s focus is on increasing the volume and quality of African exports under AGOA and educating stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on this trade policy and its advantages.
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Our heartfelt thanks to those of you that have already joined and or renewed your
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