Africare In the News

CODA brings together corporate investors to help Africans build a new Africa

Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2015) – Phase One, a global firm using technology to enable missions and businesses, is Africare’s newest corporate partner that will join a host of other leading international corporations as a sponsor of the Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa 2015 Corporate Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 18.

The annual Africare event, also known as CODA, gathers executive leadership from global companies and government officials to engage in discussion and celebrate achievements through corporate investment to strengthen Africa’s ascent on the world’s economic stage.

“Phase One joins a prestigious group of companies that includes Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, UPS, to name a few, who share Africare’s mission to invest in the economic development, and more importantly, the individual health and well being of millions of Africans,” said Dr. Darius Mans, President of Africare.

Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, one of the largest multilateral development banks in the world, will be honored at this year’s event for his contributions to economic success on the continent.

“I believe passionately that African Americans have a responsibility to support and invest in Africa,” said Robert Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). “Through Phase One Consulting, a RLJ Equity Partners portfolio company, we are working in alliance with Africare to introduce the technologies that will change the continent. For many African nations, there is a window of opportunity, and we have to be sure that the opportunity is realized.”

CODA offers event sponsors and participants a unique opportunity to network and create partnerships between Africans and global investors who desire to improve lives and build the future of Africa.

“Technology will be the key enabler of Africa’s future,” said Jerad Speigel, CEO of Phase One. “As a technology firm, Phase One is passionate about rising to the occasion to support Africare and join with other global companies to help Africans leverage technologies for modern governance and services to their citizens.”

More than 200 global leaders are anticipated to attend this year’s event which will take place at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce located at 1615 H Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C. For more information about CODA, visit

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About Africare

Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to build sustainable, healthy and productive communities. Since 1970, Africare has benefited tens of millions of men, women and children through thousands of projects across 36 countries in Africa by integrating our community-based core expertise with our technical specialties of Agriculture and Health, and always prioritizing the cross-cutting themes of Economic Development; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Youth Engagement. Visit for more information.

About Phase One

Phase One is a global provider of technology solutions that enhance governance, enable services to citizens, and empower commercial enterprises. Having worked on some of the globe’s most challenging and visible projects, Phase One has become a trusted brand sought after to help solve complex challenges using modern technologies.  As a leader in IT planning, agile development, and Platform-as-a-Service applications, Phase One is focused on implementing modern technologies that enable modern societies.