Investment Opportunities in Southern Africa: Previewing AGOA and Zambia's Proposed MCC Compact

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Corporate Council on Africa to discuss upcoming investment opportunities in Southern Africa.


10:00 a.m.    Welcome remarks

                        Patrick Fine, Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corporation

10:05 a.m.    Opening remarks

                        Stephen Hayes, President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

10:10 a.m.    U.S. bilateral relationship with Zambia

                        The Honorable Mark C. Storella, Ambassador of the United States to Zambia
                        Her Excellency Sheila Siwela, Ambassador of Zambia to the United States

10:29 a.m.    Plenary discussion: Nature-based tourism, capacity-building, and investment
                        opportunities in Zambia

                        Jimmiel Mandiama, Program Director for Policy, Africa Wildlife Foundation (Moderator)

                        Robert Liebenthal, National Coordinator, MCA-Zambia [view presentation (PDF)]

                        Dale Lewis, Zambia Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society [view presentation

                        Alastair Nelson, Assistant Director for Africa Regional Programs, Wildlife Conservation

                        Matthew Edwardsen, Africa Program Coordinator, United States Forest Service

11:00 a.m.    Audience discussion and Q&A

11:15 a.m.    Plenary discussion: Water and sanitation investment opportunities related to Zambia’s
                        proposed MCC Compact

                        Tim McCoy, Vice President for Business Development, Corporate Council on Africa

                        Gail Chambers, Associate Director, Millennium Challenge Corporation

                        John Velon, Vice President, MWH Americas

11:45 a.m.    Audience discussion and Q&A

12:00 p.m.    Event concludes


MCC, Bowen Conference Rooms
875 Fifteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005