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Posted byon November 15, 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT
Leaders of the G20 -- a collection of the world’s largest economies -- committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. They also pledged to assist others to achieve needed health security capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.
Posted byon August 19, 2014 at 12:06 PM EDT
This month, the first class of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows converged on Washington, D.C. for their inaugural Presidential Summit. During the Summit, many of the Fellows joined the US Global Development Lab and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at Fab Lab DC to discuss the role of making in Africa’s economic and community development.
Posted byon August 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT
President Obama and African leaders take part in three action-oriented sessions as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.
Posted byon August 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM EDT
President Obama speaks to a crowd that includes 50 African leaders, at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum taking place in Washington, D.C. The Business Forum is part of the historic three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which is the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government.
Posted byon August 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM EDT
Climate change poses serious challenges for Africa -- from extreme weather to sea level rise to drought. But building resilience to climate impacts and expanding clean energy resources will create opportunities across Africa, and help the continent continue its progress toward building sustainable, dynamic economies for decades to come.
Posted byon August 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM EDT
It’s an historic week in the nation’s capital as President Obama hosts the largest gathering of African heads of state and governments ever assembled by a U.S. President.
Posted byon August 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Africa on a visit to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone. The trip focused on how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society can accelerate economic development, improve health and educational outcomes, strengthen democratic governance, and foster peace and security.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM EDT
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit represents the largest gathering any American president has ever hosted with African heads of state and government. YALI is about capitalizing on the creativity and talent of Africa’s young leaders by empowering them with the skills, training, and technology necessary to make lasting change, and meaningful progress back home.
Posted byon July 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT
President Obama kicks off a three-day Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 9:47 AM EDT
There are significant plans to develop infrastructure across Africa, and these plans represent enormous business opportunities for U.S. companies of all sizes. That's why we have invited key African decision-makers to meet with private-sector leaders in Chicago and Houston prior to the Summit.