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December 12, 2022

Advancing Synergies between the U.S. and African Countries in Just Energy Transitions

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Point of Contact: Dr. Zainab Usman,

This discussion, on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, will examine the synergies between U.S. national security interests around climate action and African priorities for a just transition to a low carbon future that prioritizes jobs creation, productivity, and shared prosperity. It will feature African leaders from the SADC region as well as U.S. government officials to identify synergies between U.S. interests in global leadership on clean technologies and African priorities for a just energy transition, discuss risks and opportunities in advancing these shared interests including governance and security concerns within African countries, and concretely identify mechanisms and tools to translate these shared priorities into policies and investments on the ground. 

African Human Rights Leaders Summit

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Mass Ave NW, Washington, DC
Hosting Organizations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Humanity United, POMED
Point of Contact: Nicole Widdersheim,

The event will provide an independent platform to raise and integrate the voices and views of African human rights and civil society leaders, as well as members of African civic groups and the diaspora, ahead of the Summit. It will consider ways to prioritize human rights and democratic governance in US partnerships across the continent and will aim to feed into the implementation of the broader US-Africa strategy.

Conservation in Africa: Gateways for Human Development and Sustainability

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kennedy Caucus Room, 
Russell Senate Office Building 
2 Constitution Ave NE, 
Washington, DC 20002
Hosting Organization: International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF)
Point of Contact: Roy Allen Howell,   

ICCF will host a dinner reception on the margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, on Monday, December 12th, featuring leaders of African governments and co-chairs of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus, to discuss the conservation and development challenges that African leaders are confronting at a national and regional level. Invited guests include Members of Congress, U.S. government officials, and leaders from multilateral institutions, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations. 

December 15, 2022

Partnering for Our Shared Future

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
901 K Street NW, Washington DC
Hosting Organization: Foreign Policy for America
Point of Contact: Kristina Biyad,

We’re planning on a reception-style event with a few speakers aimed at bringing our community together with top officials from Africa and the U.S. to spark new and continued interest in supporting principled U.S. foreign policy towards Africa.

  •  Supporting youth and next generation of Africans to lead;
  • Private sector leadership investing in industry that fosters sustainable and inclusive economic growth for future generations of Africans;
  • Connecting and engaging with African diaspora communities;
  • Partnering with African leaders and civil society;
  • Delivering concretely on the commitments and programs announced earlier in the summit.

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