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On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, as part of the values-driven, high-standard, transparent, and catalytic infrastructure initiative announced by President Biden at the Carbis Bay G7 Summit last year, Administrator Samantha Power will launch USAID’s new Digital Invest program.

Digital Invest is a blended finance program under the U.S. Government’s Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP). Digital Invest seeks to mobilize private capital for digital finance and internet service providers serving traditionally excluded consumer populations worldwide. As part of the event, Administrator Power will announce five new partnerships with investment fund managers and will be joined by leaders from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the U.S. Department of State, and the National Security Council (NSC).

WHAT: Digital Invest: Mobilizing Private Capital for Internet Connectivity and Digital Finance in Developing Markets

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 9:00-10:00 AM EDT


Opening Remarks:
Samantha Power, USAID Administrator

Fund Manager Spotlight:
Ben Matranga, Managing Partner, Connectivity Capital
Lizzie Biney-Amissah, Partner, E3 Capital
Jennifer Ho, Partner, Integra Partners
Daniel Goldfarb, CEO, Lendable
Amee Parbhoo, CEO, Accion Venture Lab
Facilitated by Molly Dean, Senior Advisor, USAID

U.S. Government Assistance Spotlight:
Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA Director

Closing Remarks:
Jose W. Fernandez, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Event Moderator:
Linda Etim, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development, Global Health, and Humanitarian Response, NSC

WHERE: Register for the event here.

Digital Invest Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership
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