Blog by Senaiet Mesgun

avatarMultimedia fellow, Senaiet Mesgun is channeling her love for Africa into the development of news for Africa Agenda. Mesgun, who holds a degree in International Relations, is an executive administrator in Denver. She also specializes in African fashion, design and style.


Video: Upcoming Colorado U.S.-Africa Summit creating awareness about Africa opportunities

By Senaiet Mesgun on November 12, 2014

Andy Astuno speaking with Senaiet Mesgun
Africa Agenda

Andy Astuno of World Denver Young Professionals speaking with Senaiet Mesgun

In August of this year, President Obama held an unprecedented three-day summit in Washington D.C. which brought together CEO’s, Heads of States and other officials to discuss how to build stronger U.S. – Africa partnerships.

The D.C summit resulted in deals worth billions of dollars intended to boost U.S. economic investment Africa.

Africa Agenda and World Denver Young Professions(WDYP) are partnering to host a similar summit in hopes of keeping the conversation alive.

China is currently ahead of the U.S. with billions in investments and partnerships already in the works in the African continent.…

[Full Post]

zero

Video: Agricultural Co-ops- Enabling Economic Advancement in Africa

By Senaiet Mesgun on September 27, 2014

Monica Brown and Senaiet Mesgun
Africa Agenda

Monica Brown and Senaiet Mesgun

Monica LaBiche-Brown, executive director of Africa Development Promise, sat down for an interview with Africa Agenda to discuss the organization’s plans for building pathways to economic independence in Africa.

These cooperatives or co-ops are especially important in areas of rural Africa where small farmers may not have the monetary funds available to grow and sustain themselves. Co-ops allows a group of people to pool their resources together for a common goal to gain better market power.

Africa Development Promise is currently working in Rwanda. The organization has plans to expand into Uganda as part of their phase-two development.…

[Full Post]

zero
2014 © Africa Agenda
Africa Agenda/Posner Center for International Development/1031 33rd St./Ste. 174/Denver, CO 80205