Doing Business in West Africa: Addressing Financing Challenges in West Africa

January 30, 2024

Join VEDP for a panel discussion about addressing financing challenges for export and investment in West Africa. Moderated by Prosper Africa, representatives from commercial banks and the U.S. government will share information about their role within the financing landscape in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire – as well as regionally – and particular considerations and services available for U.S. companies interested in exporting and/or investing in both countries.

Speakers include:

  • Souleymane Diagne, Ecobank
  • Vibhuti Sharma, United Bank for Africa (UBA)
  • Franklin Amoo, Baylis Emerging Markets
  • Benjamin Todd, Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)


Hannah Robertson-Forrest
Grants Manager