The goal of the mission is to expand opportunities for U.S. companies in the energy sector while addressing a major need to develop increased energy and power generation. As a trade-mission representative, ECC will focus on energy resources and systems, and opportunities to build out power generation, transmission, and distribution.
Presently, seven of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa. Yet, more than 600 million people lack access to reliable electricity, including over 85 percent of those living in rural areas. Through high-level meetings with a wide range of government, commercial, economic, industry, and trade representatives, this mission will explore these rapidly growing markets, and facilitate the expansion of U.S. exports in countries like Ghana and Nigeria.
The delegation will travel to Ghana and Nigeria from May 18-23, 2014.