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Agenda 2024


Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Powering Africa Ministerial Roundtable: Financing the Energy Transition to Power the Lobito Corridor

06 Mar 2024

Boardroom 1: State Ballroom

Collaborative boardroom discussions where all participants contribute.

The Lobito Corridor connects Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), eventually connecting to the Indian Ocean, via Tanzania. This project is anticipated to catalyze investment in core sectors such as transportation, agriculture, energy, and digital infrastructure. This discussion will focus on financing sustainable energy solutions to power the Lobito Corridor to ensure a safe, stable, and environmentally conscious power supply.

Chairperson: Guevera Yao, Executive Director - U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Chairperson: Ellasandra Walsh, Associate Manager & Sustainability Lead - U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador Chibamba Kanyama, Zambian Ambassador
Ambassador Marie-Helene Mathey Boo Lowumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo Ambassador
Kendra Gaither, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center & Senior Vice President - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Batchi Baldeh, Director for Power Systems Development - AfDB
Carolina Lasso Navarro, Counsellor for Development Affairs & International Partnerships - European Union
Osaruyi Orobosa-Ogbeide, Senior Vice President, Project Development - Project Development, Africa Finance Corporation
Magase Mogale, Executive Vice President - Africell
Helaina Matza, Acting Special Coordinator for the Partnership on Global Infrastructure Investment (PGI) - U.S. Department of State
Danae Pauli, Senior Advisor, Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGI) - U.S. Department of State
Rockfeler Herisse, Senior Advisor, Climate Finance & Innovation - Power Africa
Adam Cortese, CEO - Sun Africa
Subha Nagarajan, MD, Financial Services - Capital Markets, GE Vernova
Beth Roberts, MD, Policy Africa & MENA - U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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