Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Ghana and Liberia from June 24 to 29. She will meet with government officials, private sector representatives, local entrepreneurs, exchange program alumni, and university administrators to promote and strengthen the State Department’s cultural and educational diplomacy efforts, and highlight support for entrepreneurship in Africa.
In Ghana, Assistant Secretary Royce will formally launch the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program. She will also deliver a keynote address to exchange program alumni from 14 African countries at an Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar on women’s entrepreneurship.
In Liberia, Assistant Secretary Royce will meet with the President of Liberia George Weah, and will deliver the keynote address at the USAID Liberia Development Conference. Her visit will focus on strengthening higher education institutions, encouraging women’s entrepreneurship, and furthering international exchanges between the U.S. and Liberia. Assistant Secretary Royce will also make an important donation of archival documents on behalf of the United States to the Liberian National Museum.
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