Information on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
USAID Press Office
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Washington, D.C. – August 4-6, 2014 – Media Advisory // Accreditation


As announced by the White House, President Obama will host the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  This historic summit, the first of its kind, will bring leaders from across the African continent to the nation's capital and further strengthen ties with one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.  The theme of the Summit is investing in the next generation. Building on the progress made since President Obama’s trip to Africa last summer, the Summit will advance the focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and elevate the ideas of young people.

This advisory provides information about the accreditation process. The U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit program is not yet finalized.  For travel planning purposes please note that Summit-related events will start on August 4. The President will invite all leaders to the White House for dinner on August 5 and host government leader sessions at the State Department on August 6. In addition First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome spouses with a program, co-hosted by former First Lady Laura Bush and the Bush Institute, at The Kennedy Center. We will advise upon accreditation which events will be open press.


Media representatives wishing to cover the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit Events must apply to receive a Media Credential.

The Ardian Group Inc. will be handling the online application process on behalf of the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit.  Accreditation can be made only on-line via the following link:

The application period for accreditation opens June 16, 2014.  The deadline to apply for credentials is July 11, 2014.

In addition, pool cards for individual Summit events will be needed. Procedures for pool cards will be detailed in a subsequent advisory.

US Media Coordinator’s Office


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