Opportunity: Africa connects Delaware businesses, faith communities, and individuals with top experts on Africa, offering insight on trade opportunities and issues including human rights challenges, sustainable development, food security, and global health.
U.S. Senator Chris Coons founded the free, day-long conference in 2012 while serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.
"The goal of this conference is to connect people, businesses, the faith and diaspora communities across Delaware who are interested in or connected to Africa," Senator Coons said in his opening remarks at the 2012 conference. "It is my hope that we can strengthen and sustain these connections across our state with this most important of continents, and raise our voices together."
Combined, more than 2,000 people have attended an Opportunity: Africa conference, hearing from keynote speakers including former President Bill Clinton and the heads of USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Planning for Opportunity: Africa 2015 is underway! We are excited to announce details soon.