This piece was originally published on the White House Blog. Note: Planning to watch live and engage in the discussion on Monday, July 30th at 11:30 a.m. EDT? Watch at WhiteHouse.gov/Live and ask questions now through a webform, or on Twitter live using the hashtag #WHChat.
On Monday, the White House Office of Public Engagement is hosting an event to discuss President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive on Sub-Saharan Africa, which he signed on June 14th 2012. This new U.S. strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa is another step in deepening our partnerships with the nations and peoples of the region. Administration officials will be discussing the core components and strategic priorities outlined in the Presidential Policy Directive: (1) strengthen democratic institutions; (2) spur economic growth, trade, and investment; (3) advance peace and security; and (4) promote opportunity and development.
Here’s how you can particpate:
-Starting now, you can submit questions for the panel through a form on WhiteHouse.gov
-On Monday, July 29th at 11:30 a.m. EDT, tune in to WhiteHouse.gov/Live
-Ask questions and join the conversation live on Twitter using the hashtag #WHChat
Administration officials participating in this event include: Grant Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the U.S. State Department, Earl Gast, Assistant Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Joseph McMillan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, and Florizelle B. Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa at Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
For additional information, see the Fact Sheet on the Obama Administration’s efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.