Recently, we had a chance to attend a conference sponsored by U.S. Senator Chris Coons featuring some of the top names in international leadership discussing the future of Africa.
- Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes
- U.S. Agency for International Development Director Dr. Raj Shah
- His Excellency Cyrille S. Oguin, Ambassador of Benin
- Rebecca Faber, World Trade Center Delaware
- Tim McCoy, Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa
- John Kilama, Ph.D., Founder, Global Bioscience Diversity Institute
- Mike Haney, Business Development, Wise Power
- Stephen K. Morrison, Foreign Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
- James Kiiru, Economic Attache, Kenyan Embassy
- Thomas DeBass, Dir., Global Partnership Initiative, Office of the Secretary of State
- Romi Bhatia, U.S. Agency for International Development
- Mark Quarterman, Research Director, the Enough Project
- Leslie Lefkow, Senior Researcher on Africa, Human Rights Watch
- Dahlia Rockowitz, Director of Reverse Hunger Campaign, American Jewish World Service
- Faustine Wabwire, Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Bread for the World Institute
- Blake Selzer, Senior Policy Advisor, CARE
- Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh, U.S. Policy Director, ONE Campaign
- Donna Barry, Advocacy and Policy Director, Partners in Health
A consistent theme emerged from this conference – innovation, research, and science will play major roles in both accelerating the economic opportunities in Africa and addressing humanitarian issues.
We were proud to participate in this event and look forward to working with our friends in the global scientific community to make our world a better place for all of us.