This year’s AGOA Forum, held every year for the past 16 years alternately in the U.S. or Africa, will be held in Lomé, Togo from August 8-10, 2017. The West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, represented by Chief of Party Carol Adoum, participated in last week’s planning activities for this highly visible event.
The Forum’s planning was led by the Office of the President of the Republic of Togo and a commission comprised of officials of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Embassy of the U.S., the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and USAID. Other attendees also included representatives of the Togolese private sector and civil society who contributed to discussions regarding the private sector and civil society forums.
The meetings included discussions of the various segments of the forum, including the African Trade Ministers’ Consultative Meeting, August 9-10, and the private sector and civil society forums on August 8.
The Hub is working with USAID’s East and Southern Africa Trade Hubs to support the programs as they emerge and provide information as requested on specific topics and themes.