FP Analytics Report Launch: Investing in Resilience From the Ground Up

December 15, 2020

How community-led development fosters growth and security across Africa

FP Analytics and the US African Development Foundation released a groundbreaking new study examining key drivers of economic and social resilience within African communities amid the pandemic. The report features frontline insights from entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in the international development community and highlights how capacity-building at the local level and investment in local enterprise can facilitate conflict recovery and generate community resilience and sustainable, equitable growth.

This dynamic program convened policy leaders working at the intersection of economic development, conflict prevention and security along with trailblazers from across the continent who are innovating in the face of COVID-19. This program spotlighted community-driven partnerships, self-sustaining solutions and impact-focused business initiatives fostering growth and stability across the Sahel, the Horn, and Great Lakes regions of Africa.

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Opening Speaker: C.D. Glin
PRESIDENT AND CEO, USADF
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Opening Speaker: Corinne Graff
Senior Advisor, Conflict Prevention and Fragility, United States Institute of Peace
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Congressman David Price
D-NC
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Moderator: Allison Carlson
MANAGING DIRECTOR, FP ANALYTICS
Allison oversees all global research and analysis. She counsels clients on current and prospective market, policy, and security developments with a focus on emerging trends, sce...
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Sherrie Deans
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Dr. Ahmed Hussein Esa
Executive Director, Institute for Practical Research and Training
Dr. Ahmed Hussein Esa is the founder and leader of several non-profit organizations in the Horn of Africa. He is the founder and current President of Abaarso Tech University (AT...
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Kindra Halvorson
Chief Transformation Officer, TechnoServe
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Isabel Schmidt
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