Leveraging Supply Chain Management to foster US-Africa Trade and Investment
Director: Americas Desk
Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition, South Africa
Dr Ayanda Nteta
AISCR Vice President, Southern Africa & CEO, Pula Consulting
Regional Manager for Africa – U.S. Advocacy Center at U.S. Department of Commerce; Dallas, Texas, United States
Representative of COMESA, Department of Trade, Kenya
President & CEO, Supply Chain Africa Magazine, Dallas, Texas, USA
Prof Marcus Ambe
Professor of Supply Chain Management, Founder & President of AISCR, Deputy Chair, Interim SCM Council South Africa.
You are cordially invited to attend AISCR’s first Game Changes Series for the year scheduled on February 28, 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 CAT (8:00-10:00 CST). The session aims to provide insight into how supply chain management could be leveraged to foster US-Africa trade and investment relations. Between, December 13-15, 2022, the US government, led by President Biden, held the U.S-Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington, D.C. The summit brought together heads of state, government officials, business leaders, and civil society to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Africa. During the summit, the US government, through President Biden, plans to commit $55 billion in Africa to advance the priorities to support Agenda 2063.
However, many Africans believe it is time for the US to move beyond the unilateral trade preference program (the African Growth and Opportunity Act or AGOA) that has served as the centerpiece of the United States’ economic engagement for two decades and adopt a new approach that recognizes that African countries have evolved significantly and are ready for a more strategic partnership. Supply chain management is one of the key tools that can be used to foster efficient trade and investment partnerships between the US and Africa. Supply chain management is fundamental to efficient trade relations and it can be leveraged towards generating employment, enhancing domestic manufacturing capacity, and supporting renewable, green, and inclusive growth priorities, localization, and industrialization in line with the priorities of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, Africa Agenda 2063, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
AISCR’s SCM Game Changers series was introduced in 2021 and it is a monthly webinar that aims to empower supply chain professionals with best practices. Between 2021 and 2022, 20 Game Changers Series events have been conducted.
Who Should Attend?
The target audience includes:
- Supply chain professionals;
- Minority-owned and small businesses;
- Import and export organizations;
- Managers and Directors of global companies;
- Administrative and logistics transport personnel; and
- Other actors working in a supply chain management environment.
Benefits of attendance:
Participants attending the webinar will benefit as follows:
- Gain insight into the concept of supply chain management and how it can support global trade;
- Benefits from case scenarios of how minority and small businesses (US & Africa) leveraged supply chain management to foster trade
- Learn about the opportunities available for African small businesses and organizations intending to expand and export their products and services to the United States.
- US minority and small businesses will gain insight into the opportunities available and how to efficiently export to Africa.
- African small businesses and organizations will gain insight into the support systems in their respective countries (South Africa and Kenya) that are available to enable them to export and expand their businesses to the US.
The agenda for the webinar is as follows:
RSWS February 2023
February 28, 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 CAT (8:00-10:00 CST)
This is a virtual event.