Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced its U.S. industry partners for Access Africa, USTDA’s new initiative to support the development of quality ICT infrastructure and services across Sub-Saharan Africa. Partners include Palo Alto Networks, Inc., the Corporate Council on Africa, Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., General Electric Company, Symantec Corporation, and Adaptrum, Inc. Acting Deputy Director Todd Abrajano made the announcement at the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum 2019.
“The commitment by these private sector leaders to partner with USTDA on Access Africa is a clear illustration of the interest and presence of U.S. industry in Africa’s ICT sector,” said Abrajano. “As our Access Africa partner list grows, so will America’s role as Africa’s most important ICT sector partner.”
Working with public and private sectors across the continent, Access Africa brings together critical stakeholders and designs targeted programming to advance inclusive, secure and sustainable connectivity.
U.S. companies interested in partnering on Access Africa are encouraged to reach out to AccessAfrica@ustda.gov. USTDA will continue to bring on board additional U.S. industry partners as the initiative progresses.
Access Africa’s mission supports Prosper Africa, a U.S. government initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.