The United States Africa Business Center (USAfBC), along with the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Kenya, are preparing co-host a summit focused on Kenya’s “Big Four” development agenda – an ambitious plan that focuses on four pillars, which include manufacturing, affordable housing, universal healthcare and food security.
The event, which will be held on 28th June, 2018 in Gigiri, Kenya, will bring together American businesses, investors, and government officials to discuss opportunities for strengthening the US-Kenya economic and investment relationship.
US Chamber Director for East and Southern Africa Brionne Dawson and Republic of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta will be expected to deliver keynote remarks at the high profile event.
“This is a flagship event in the Chamber’s calendar, providing a collaborative platform for the Government of Kenya and American businesses, investors and other stakeholders, to jointly discuss shared aspirations, challenges and propose practical solutions through which American businesses can catalyze and support the realization of Kenya’s Big 4 economic transformation agenda,” AMCHAM said in a recent statement.
The aim of the Summit is to drive a long-term collaborative platform for strategic engagement between the Kenyan government and the American private sector.
The event has been touted as a unique opportunity for stakeholders to share their experiences, best practices and engage in important conversations expected to boost Kenya’s economic transformation journey.
The affair will also add vital private sector input to future bilateral trade agreement deliberations. According to AMCHAM, this will be achieved by realizing a set of recommendations and commitments from both government and American businesses to fast track Kenya’s achievement of the Big 4 Agenda.