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Q: What is the difference between the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit (USALS) and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF)? 

A: The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, to be held December 13–15 in Washington, DC, demonstrates the United States' longstanding commitment to Africa and strengthens ties between the United States and African nations. Under the theme "Partnering for a Prosperous and Resilient Future," the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) is a fully integrated part of the Leaders Summit and will take place on the Summit's second day (December 14). Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Corporate Council on Africa, in partnership with the Prosper Africa initiative, USABF will bring together African heads of state and U.S. and African business and government leaders to advance mutually beneficial partnerships that create jobs and drive inclusive and sustainable growth on both sides of the Atlantic by focusing on advancing two-way trade and investment partnerships that bolster Africa's role in the global economy, scales innovation and entrepreneurship, and drives advancements in key sectors. 


Q: How can I attend the summit? 

A: The events at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit are by invitation only. Invitations will be sent out by the White House. 

Q: How can I attend the CCA sideline events? 

A: Please visit the CCA sideline events page for more information on which events are open to the public or are invite-only. 


Q: What will be discussed at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum and who will be there? 

A: The U.S.-Africa Business Forum is an invitation-only event that will cover six main topics, including the future of U.S.-African trade and investment, building a more resilient health sector, a U.S.-African partnership for a sustainable energy future, digital connectivity and partnerships in agriculture. Each of the sessions will feature a mix of Heads of State, U.S. Government representatives and corporate leaders, and will be designed to highlight the most important issues and suggestions for deepening U.S.-African relations. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will bring together African Heads of State, CEOs and corporate leaders from the U.S. and Africa as well as U.S. Government officials. 


Q: Where can I get more information about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and the U.S.-Africa Business Forum?

A: For more information on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, visit U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit - United States Department of State. To learn more about the Business Forum, visit the U.S. Department of State website


Q: What events will CCA host and how can I attend? 

A: CCA will host a number of sideline events beginning December 11 – December 16 in Washington DC. Most of the events are invitation only, but there are a few events that are open to the public. Click here to visit our webpage for more information and to see the full list of events. 

Q: Where can I get more information about the official sideline events of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? 

A: Visit the U.S. Department of State website for details on the events they are hosting. 


Q: Will the USABF be livestreamed? 

A: To maximize access to the event for interested stakeholders from across the United States, Africa, and around the world. The entire USABF program will be livestreamed and accessible to the general public. Click here to watch the live stream. 

Q: Is media allowed to cover any of the CCA sideline events? 

A: Members of the press are welcome to apply for accreditation to cover CCA's sideline events. Please visit our media page for more information. 

Q: If I have questions regarding CCA's sideline events, who do I contact? 

A: Please email with questions related to CCA's involvement with the U.S.-Africa Business Forum and our sideline events.   

Q: If I have questions regarding the U.S.-Africa Business Form, who do I contact?

A: Please send an email to for any inquiries regarding the U.S.-Africa Business Forum.