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CFA

July 18, 2016 15:34 ET

CFA Announces That the 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series Will Be a Bipartisan Forum to Develop Policy Recommendations for the Next U.S. Presidential Administration

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2016) - The Constituency for Africa (CFA) today announced that its 2016 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series will be a bipartisan forum, and the outcome of this year's Series will be U.S.-Africa policy recommendations that will be presented to the Republican and Democratic Parties for consideration. The Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series will be held from September 12-17th in the nation's capital, and the theme of the Series is "Setting the US-Africa Agenda for the Next Administration".

Key participants and sponsors include His Excellency Hage Geingob, President of Namibia; Ambassador Andrew J. Young; Ambassador Jendayi E. Frazer; the Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, former U.S. Congressman and Mayor of Oakland, CA; Mr. Denis-Christel Sassou Nguesso, Founder and President of the Foundation Perspectives d'Avenir in the Republic of Congo; Congresswoman Karen Bass; Chevron; the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa; His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ile Ife in Nigeria; The Cannabis Science Research Foundation and Cannabis Science Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS). As part of this year's series, CFA will host a reception on Thursday, September 15th to celebrate its 25-year anniversary.

"CFA modified the format of the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series this year. Our activities have always been bipartisan in nature, and we continuously strive to include as many diverse voices as possible. With the increased African participation this year as well, I believe our Series will produce meaningful recommendations that will help both political parties develop their Africa platform," said CFA's President and CEO, Mr. Melvin P. Foote.

The Ronald H. Brown Series will feature a series of caucuses around key issues, including Healthcare Infrastructure, Trade & Investment, Capacity Building, Democracy & Governance, Africa's Young Leaders, Nutrition Security, and Mobilizing the Diaspora. At the conclusion of these caucuses, CFA will convene a senior-level, key stakeholders' forum to analyze the findings of the various caucus groups and develop formal recommendations that will be presented to both political parties for consideration.

About the Constituency for Africa

Over the past 25 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading organizations committed to educating and mobilizing the U.S. public on matters pertaining to Africa and the African Diaspora. As a result, CFA has done much to increase the level of cooperation and coordination among a broad-based coalition of international organizations, businesses and individuals committed to the progress, development and empowerment of Africa and African people. CFA's major annual activity is the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. Over the years, the Ronald H. Brown Series has convened more than 200 workshops and forums that have focused on advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups. CFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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