WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prosper Africa is leading a high-level U.S. institutional investor delegation to attend the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, July 11-14 in Gaborone, Botswana, where investors will be exposed to investment opportunities in Africa. The investor delegation trip will be on the sidelines of the summit hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa and the Government of Botswana.
Prosper Africa is a Presidential-level, national security initiative to strengthen the strategic and economic partnership by increasing two-way trade and investment between the United States and African countries. The Prosper Africa Investor Delegation is organized in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Institutional Investor Network, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing institutional investments into African markets.
The Prosper Africa Investor Delegation delivers on one of the commitments that the U.S. Government made at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December 2022, and is the second in a series of U.S. institutional investor delegations to support relationship building and co-investment among the U.S. and African financial communities.
The U.S. institutional investor delegation attending the summit will include pension plans, foundations, endowments, consultants and major financial institutions with over $2 trillion in assets under management/advisement, including:
- Daniel Miller, Deputy Executive Director of the New York Bureau of Education Retirement System
- Joseph Boateng, Chief Investment Officer of the Casey Family Foundation
- Charmel Maynard, Chief Investment Officer of the University of Miami
- Tumar Alexander, Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia pension plan
- Anthony Griffith, Managing Director Public Finance group Global Banking and Markets at Bank of America
- Armando Acosta, Managing Director at Aksia
Throughout the investor trip, the delegation will attend CCA’s US-Africa Business Summit and build relationships with local and pan-African fund managers attending the CCA conference. Delegation members will also participate in structured pitch sessions and receive advisory services and market insights on the perceived and actual risks of investing in Africa.
Future delegations are planned this year in Nigeria, South Africa, and Morocco. Previous Prosper Africa Institutional Investor Delegations have visited Egypt, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco.
Contact: Shanta Bryant Gyan, Prosper Africa. Email, email@example.com, phone, +1 202-412-4603, if you are interested in interview opportunities.
About Prosper Africa
Prosper Africa Prosper Africa is the U.S. Government initiative to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and African countries. Prosper Africa brings together – and enhances – the full suite of U.S. Government services and resources to help companies and investors do business in U.S. and African markets. Through the initiative, the U.S. Government is launching innovative new tools to advance deals, unlock market opportunities, and strengthen business and investment climates. For more information, please visit: prosperafrica.gov
About the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. The USAID Africa Trade and Investment program is designed to bolster USAID’s ability to boost trade and investment to, from, and within the African continent. The continent-wide program is USAID’s flagship effort under the Prosper Africa initiative. The program allows the U.S. Government to work closely with the private sector to shape activities that unlock business opportunities, particularly those that drive trade and investment into and out of African markets. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.