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African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka to be honored

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2015) – Leadership from 15 African nations and global corporations will gather at Africare’s Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa (CODA) Corporate Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 18, to explore investment possibilities and to celebrate successes in improving lives and economic conditions in Africa.

Executives from some of the world’s most admired corporations such as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Merck, UPS and others, will join African leaders such as Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan and a host of ambassadors and diplomatic staff members at the Summit.

“Africare’s CODA Corporate Summit is a rare occasion when a prestigious group of corporate leaders and African government authorities come together in one place to network and connect on investment opportunities that will improve lives and build the future of Africa,” said Dr. Darius Mans, President of Africare.

At the Summit, Africare will honor Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, for his nearly decade of leadership at the helm of one of the world’s largest multilateral development banks, and for his dedication to programs that improve lives and contribute to the economic success of Africa. President Sirleaf will present the award to Mr. Kaberuka, who will step down as AfDB president at the close of his second five-year term later this year.

For more than four decades, Africare has witnessed and participated in Africa’s growing economy by making sure the private sector and governments work together to attract and bring new investments to the Continent that improve the lives and economic opportunities for all Africans.

For more information about the Africare CODA Corporate Summit, visit www.africare.org/coda.

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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 www.africare.org for more information.