Join AAI for Superhighways to Talent Development at CCA’s U.S.- Africa Business Summit

Superhighways to Talent Development: Business + Higher Education

Join AAI at CCA’s U.S. – Africa Business Summit 

Wednesday June 14th at 3.45pm

Friends of AAI are welcome to discounted tickets by selecting ‘Government’ when registering


Corporate Council on Africa’s
11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit

June 13-16, 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC



Superhighways to Talent Development: Business + Higher Education

For the next three decades, it is estimated that 15 to 20 million educated young people are expected to join the African workforce. However, there is broad consensus among employers across Africa that these graduates do not have the skills they need and that there is a mismatch between skills available and those in demand, a major constraint for their ability to compete in the global economy. The increasing global unemployment, which is more pronounced on the African continent, highlights a major challenge that needs to be addressed and therefore the urgency of a renewed emphasis on investing on building the skills of the next generation.  During this session, leading practitioners from the non-profit sector and academia will discuss best practice, case studies and explore ways the private sector approaches workforce development initiatives and partnerships on the continent.




Bruce Krogh, Director, Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda

Melissa Howell, Director, Global Programs, The Africa-America Institute


About the U.S.-Africa Business Summit


The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will convene business and government leaders at its 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC to discuss the challenges of doing business in Africa, proffer actionable solutions for businesses looking to seize opportunities, and begin to shape U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies. The theme for the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit is The U.S. Stake in Africa: A Call for Greater Economic Engagement. This overarching theme is explored through three main topics on each day:


  1. Navigating the African Market
  2. Africa in a Globalizing Economy
  3. Regional Integration and the Impact on Trade and Investment


Interested in capacity building in Africa? You are invited to register to attend.


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