US-Africa Agtech Forum

  • Des Moines

Starts:

  • 15/10/2019

Ends:

  • 15/10/2019

Event Details

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will convene an inaugural U.S.-Africa AgTech Forum in Des Moines, Iowa on October 15, 2019. The day-long conference will bring together stakeholders from government, business, academia and multilateral institutions to take stock of the agriculture sector in Africa and identify opportunities to enhance efficiency, productivity, and sustainability by incorporating technology across agricultural value chains in support of smallholder farmers. The conference will feature panel discussions, transformation talks, and presentations on a myriad of topics.

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Adjoa Kwakye is Insider PR’s Associate. With over 3 years working experience in financial services, she has built expertise across marketing research and information systems. She is also a co-founder of 2 startups in the Ghanaian fashion retail space. Born and raised in Accra, she spends her days outside work coaching the youth on how to build and design websites. Adjoa holds an MBA in International Business from Hult International Business School and a BSc from Ashesi University College.

Olga Balangala

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Olga is insiderPR’s Associate. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in South Africa. She has 7 years combined experience in events, TV/Film/Radio production, marketing and research across different industries. Award winner and Tropics Magazine Top 500 African-Doer. A graduate from the University of Johannesburg majoring in Sociology, Strategic Communication and Information Management.

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Rebekah is Director at insiderPR. Rebekah is a communications specialist with an international career which has seen her tell a wide-range of captivating stories to diverse audiences. Her mission is to support clients as they create positive and meaningful dialogue, whilst inspiring and informing audiences. Based in London, Rebekah works with Governments, NGOs, and brands, to deliver effective strategy, campaigns, purpose-driven activities, media, and events. She holds a BA Honours in Communication & Sociology from the University of Liverpool, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Thelma is an associate at insiderPR. She is a planning, research, and evaluation specialist, and much of her research explores innovative business models for inclusive growth through entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan africa. Thelma supports several international donor organisations, and government agencies in gathering evidence to inform decision making, and conducts rigorous results-based evaluations to measure the impact of their work. Thelma is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA). She holds a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and an Mphil in Development Studies from Cambridge University.

Eliot Pence

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Eliot is the co-founder of insiderPR and the Executive Director of the US-Nigeria Council. He also advises Fortune 500 firms and private investors on market entry and expansion strategies in Africa. Eliot has written extensively on doing business in frontier markets in outlets including the Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters and CNN. He is a board member of the African Leadership Network, an Aspen Scholar and CFR Term member. Eliot holds an MA from Yale University.

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Aubrey is the co-founder of insiderPR and advisor to Fortune 500 companies and investors doing business in Africa. She is a regular contributor to the Financial Times and Axios, and she has appeared on National Public Radio and on several Africa-focused podcasts. She is also the award-winning author of The Next Africa. Aubrey is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, A Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Milken Young Leader. Aubrey holds an MBA from Wharton and an MA from Georgetown.