Join us for the inaugural Cultural and Organizational Awareness Forum, focusing on Africa and the role of the U.S. government in supporting African stability through enhancing partner capacity. General plenary sessions will be complemented by a series of focused breakout sessions on Security Sector Reform (SSR), using SSR to explore larger issues of the U.S. military’s role in supporting a whole of government approach to promoting partner capacity through engagement strategies including private sector development.
Dynamic Track Sessions!
- Working more effectively across the United States Government
- Working across the International Community and within Africa
- Operational Challenges and Opportunities
Confirmed Kickoff Address
-GEN William "Kip" Ward, USA (Ret.), former Commander, U.S. Africa Command
-Ambassador Timothy Carney, former Ambassador to Haiti
-Gen (Ret.) Lamine Cissé, Board President, Partners Senegal - Center for Civic Collaboration
-Ms. Sharon Cromer, Assistant Administrator for African Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development
-Ms. Janine Davidson (invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans
-Mr. David Hartman, Author and former Host, Good Morning America
-Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Office of the Secretary of Defense
-Mr. Tom Woods (invited), former Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
-Mr. Karl Wycoff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Contact Name: Ben Smith