OPIC Updates | Newsletter of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Over more than four decades, OPIC - the U.S. Government's development finance institution - has focused on spurring development through investment and recognized the private sector as a critical tool in achieving this. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit exemplified this message as new OPIC partnerships and investments were announced during the week. Learn more

NPR highlights Power Africa and OPIC's latest commitment

During the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, NPR highlighted OPIC's latest Power Africa project, a $50 million commitment to the 450-megawatt Azura-Edo natural gas power plant in NigeriaLearn more

OPIC hosts networking event for African businesses

OPIC hosted multiple American and African businesses, as well as representatives from other U.S. Government Agencies, for a high-speed networking event to discuss ways the U.S. could support infrastructure projects in Africa. Learn more

Baltimore Sun features OPIC CEO on African investment opportunity 

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield writes in the Baltimore Sun on Aug. 1, ahead of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., about investment opportunities in Africa. Learn more

OPIC team visits African renewable energy projects 

OPIC's U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) team recently traveled to Africa to seek out thriving clean energy technology resulting from ACEF support - from off-grid solar power in Tanzania to smart meters in Ethiopia to grid-connected solar in Rwanda. Learn more 

"The continent of greatest opportunity this century"

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield spoke on Aug. 3 at a reception co-hosted by OPIC and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to kick off the Africa Leaders Summit. Learn more

Committing to continued investment in Africa

OPIC signed a memorandum of understanding with Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank and Wells Fargo expressing interest in deepening cooperation to expand lending to small and medium enterprises in Morocco and other African countries. Learn more

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