Building Better Bridges: AfCFTA and the New Africa

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Media Opportunity for journalists interested in Africa, business, free-trade, and the global economy. By invitation only.

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MEMBERS OF THE PRESS: Please join our conference to build a global voice for collaboration and coalition development among the United States, African nations, and the greater diaspora. The Made Man Foundation (TMM) is hosting this event where representatives of African and Caribbean nations, U.S. political institutions, industry, and populations of African descent will discuss ways to increase cooperation. Topics will include engaging the current U.S. administration to expand trade with Caribbean and African companies; increasing dialog between U.S. international policy makers, and African nations and diasporas; reducing the gap in bilateral government and multilateral organization contracts obligated to Black-owned firms; and overcoming challenges onset by the Pandemic.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

VIRTUAL EVENT for Members of the Media | 5:00-6:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 840 9412 1913 Passcode: 423601

LIVE EVENT for Ambassadors and VIP guests only. | 6:00-9:00 pm (Not open to members of the media due to COVID space restrictions). Recording of live program will be made available at a future date.

WHERE: Swahili Village Bar & Grill, 1990 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Visit to explore D.C.'s Swahili Village. Please contact Mr. Ike Nwaneri at 301.841.0012 or for all inquiries regarding future event scheduling.


Dr. Ky Dele, Founder, The Made Man Foundation

Felix Chevalier, Founder and Partner, Cooke Chevalier, PLLC


His Excellency Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States

HIs Excellency Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai, Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States


Reverend Dr. George E. Holmes, Served and Assisted 4 U.S. Presidents, National Clergy Leadership Network

Jason Martin, Principal/Managing Partner, MCCG International

Charles Debow, Vice President, National Black Chambers of Commerce

Dr. Tommie Thompson, President, Bazillio Cob Associate

Dr. Charles Olawole, Principal, Graffiti Consulting Inc.


Swahili Village; Peachtree Medical Supplies; National Black Chambers of Commerce; Diaspora Africa Forum; Empire Group NYC; Embassy of Ghana, Washington DC; Embassy of Liberia, Washington DC; Embassy of Mali, Washington DC; MCCG International; Onaps Advisory; Bluffajo Cosmetics Inc; IBS Management & Consultancy Services, LLC; Graffiti Consulting Inc.; Bazilio Cobb Associates; Cooke Chevalier, PLLC; ZEND Global Marketing;; Robotic Sterilizers

About The Event: As Africa’s continent-wide free trade area becomes open for business, The Made Man Foundation (TMM) is hosting a series of international gatherings to discuss ways to maximize new and unprecedented opportunities. The series of events are part of TMM’s “100 Days of Action” campaign focused on building a global coalition among African nations and the worldwide diaspora.

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The Made Man Foundation, Inc. (TMM) was established in 2015 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2018. TMM has built a robust and collective network dedicated to global socioeconomic and community advancement. The organization advocates for mentorship, education, effective leadership, gender empowerment, equality, economic development and social justice.

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