The American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emory University’s Emory Development Initiative (EDI), an Atlanta, Georgia-based private university established in 1836, and the Global African Partners (GAP) to facilitate trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The parties will collaborate to offer virtual and in-person certificated corporate executive training programs granted under Emory University and the EDI on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and African trade, primarily targeting the U.S, African private sector, and non-profit professionals seeking understanding and implications of the AfCFTA, headquartered in Accra.
The parties will also collaborate on joint research and grant proposals on subjects related to U.S-Africa economic and cultural engagement and areas of common interest.
The parties of this MoU are AmCham Ghana AfCFTA Resource Center – An American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana initiative dedicated to breaching the information gap for U.S and International businesses on the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement, EDI– an Emory University initiative that promotes economic growth and development across emerging and developing economies through courses, events, and external projects, GAP – an advisory and consulting firm bridging the cultural and economic gap between Africa and the Global market through trade and investment facilitation based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Emory University was represented by Dr. Sam Cherribi, Director of the EDI, Matilda Arhin represented the GAP, and Simon Madjie, Executive Director, represented the AmCham AfCFTA Resource Center.
About AmCham Ghana
The Chamber is the representative arm of U.S. businesses and subsidiaries voluntarily working to create an environment where business can thrive between Ghanaian and American communities. AmCham exists to promote commercial, economic, educational, and cultural ties between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana. The chamber is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the world’s largest business association with over one million members worldwide.
About Emory University
Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1836 as “Emory College” by the Methodist Episcopal Church and named in honor of Methodist bishop John Emory, Emory is the second-oldest private institution of higher education in Georgia.