On August 24-27, 2015, the government of Gabon and the United States will co-host the 2015 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Libreville, under the theme “AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership.” Gabon will be the first central African country to host the AGOA Forum. The 2015 Forum will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the recent reauthorization of AGOA, take stock of AGOA’s successes over the last fifteen years and launch a dialogue on our shared vision for the future of U.S.-Africa trade.ALSO: Story
As part of its educational and sports programs, the Embassy of the United States in collaboration with the Lome Gulf Basketball League, will host a basketball camp in Lome from August 17-29, 2015. Mr. Tommy Davis, Coach of Basketball sent by the State Department, will lead the camp for the benefit of Togolese youth aged 12-18. The objective is to strengthen the technical skills and the moral capacity of the Togolese young basketball players, boys and girls. The camp will also give them the opportunity to discuss topics related to the lives of youth of both sexes such as mutual respect, leadership, health and environmental protection. Parallel to the camp activities, Tommy will work with local basketball coaches and referees.
Embassy Lomé Green Team Joined Terre des Jeunes Togo at Tsiviepe, about 45 kilometers north-west of Lomé, on Kpalime road in the District of Ave, on August19, 2015 for a tree-planting event gathering over 100 participants. PAS co-sponsored this event to assist Terre des Jeunes Togo, an NGO affiliated to a an international network of Terre des Jeunes that act in many countries for the improvement of socio-economic conditions of life in local communities through the protection and the preservation of the environment, natural and cultural heritage. The Tsiviepe tree-planting event is just a part of many other activities scheduled within the agenda of the two-week summit that has hosted similar NGOs from Canada, France, Benin, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire from August 8-23, 2015.
The J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) provides opportunities for nearly 300,000 foreign visitors a year to experience the United States, its society and culture and connect with Americans. Through one of fifteen different types of J-1 Visa exchange programs, EVP participants may teach, study, conduct research, share their specialized skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. These programs are sponsored by over 1,450 for-profit, non-profit, or federal, state, or local government entities designated by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
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