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The Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises: Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Mortara Center For International Studies
3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO- FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC which work on economic development, Africa diaspora, ICT, and business strategies for Africa. She holds a Doctorate of Science degree in Information Systems and Communications. Prior to founding FEEEDS/FE3DS, she served as a senior career U.S. Diplomat and the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Nigeria and Republic of Congo), U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS, and as Africa Director at the National Security Council at the White House. As an academic while serving in the U.S. Diplomatic Service, Dr. Sanders was the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commander of the Eisenhower Resource College of the U.S. military’s premier National Defense University.
Meanwhile Amb. Sanders’ new book, The Rise of Africa’s Small and Medium Size Enterprises: Spurring Development & Growing the Middle Class, is a 530-page research effort highlighting the role and impact of Africa’s SMEs on the Continent’s development and middle class. The book is renowned by three American U.S. diplomatic associations (ADST, AFSA, and DACOR House), and is featured in the prestigious national Publishers Weekly, African Union News, and more than 30 international business news media outlets. See: SME Book Video on FEEEDS Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/fk-BONoNz9U.