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Are You Ready for the 2016 Social Good Summit?

September 18, 2016

​What type of world do you want to live in by 2030? That’s the question driving this year’s Social Good Summit, kicking off Sunday morning in New York. Over two days, United Nations leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates will come together in a conversation about the challenges facing our world – and how technology and innovation can spark lasting change.One year ago in a historic UN summit, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 interconnected goals designed to end poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change.Now is the time to reflect on the progress we’ve made and share ideas on how to create a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous planet for everyone. One thing is clear: We need engaged citizens and innovators, because global problems can’t be solved by governments alone.On September 18-19, as world leaders gather in New York City for the UN General Assembly, the Social Good Summit will bring global citizens together to have that...

Hundreds of Attendees to Explore Solar Solutions for Sustainable Living at Solar Business Festival 2016

September 9, 2016

​Hundreds of participants expected at SBF Austin 2016. The Solar Business Festival is a highly interactive conference and exhibition dedicated to creating an influential solar trading platform in Texas.           SBF 2016 will include one day of strategic & technical industry conference sessions and panel discussions providing latest trends in the solar industry, risk and finance regulation, initiatives, community solar, policies, regulatory framework, and more.Themed under “Connecting the Texas Solar Industry”, the event is designed to promote and advance the renewable energy industry in Texas and a glimpse of some exciting features include, SBF Conference, SBF Exhibition, SBF Solar Innovation Showcase, SBF Careers, SBF Concert and SBF Networking.              SBF 2016 is projected to host hundreds of visitors all of which have vested interests in actively growing the solar market in Texas. Some featured confirmed attending companies includes Caterpillar, Tesla Motors, Now...

Lagarde Urges Action to Deliver on G20’s Hangzhou Commitments

September 5, 2016

 Lagarde Urges Action to Deliver on G20’s Hangzhou CommitmentsMs. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement at the conclusion of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, China:"I would like to warmly congratulate President Xi and the Chinese authorities on their leadership of the G20 this year and their excellent organization of the Leaders Summit meeting in the beautiful city of Hangzhou. “We met against the backdrop of a global landscape characterized by major economic and technological shifts, and by growth that has been too low for too long--and which has benefitted too few. Through the Hangzhou Action Plan, the G20 leaders expressed their determination to address these challenges with a set of forceful policy actions. “A first priority is a coordinated effort to raise growth. The G20 agreed that this will require making full use of all policy levers--monetary, fiscal, and structural--individually and...

Global Attain Advancement hosted Making Global Markets Local

August 21, 2016

​ On July 27, 2016, Global Attain Advancement hosted it's Making Global Markets Local session in Austin, Texas which provided an unparalleled knowledge access for attendees thinking about opening or expanding operations in Africa or Europe. The session provided insight into the investment or trade potentials of Africa and Europe regions for attendees to plug into their vast business opportunities.      Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA) is an investment, trade and development event’s organizers that formulate a portfolio of high-level business-to-business and business-to-government summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions. Our divisions are events delivery, trade missions, and publications. We are an independent, privately-held B2B and B2G events company dedicating to spreading industry knowledge and business information with a major focus on Africa, building platforms for valuable market...

Global Attain Advancement as Hosted Buyer at IMEX Las Vegas 2016

August 12, 2016

Global Attain Advancement has been selected to participate as a hosted buyer in the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S. This year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas, October 18-20, will be bigger – and more business-centered – than ever.  Global Attain Advancement was qualified as a IMEX America hosted buyers for successful hosting more than 3 internationals events in one year.   While in Las Vegas, GAA will also attend in the Hall of Leaders Award which is considered the industry's highest honor, recognizing excellence, career achievement and inspiring change in the global meetings, conventions, exhibitions, travel and events industry. In three decades, 119 industry pioneers have been inducted into this exclusive club. This year, in addition to welcoming the Hall of Leaders Class of 2016, CIC will also honor winners of the Pacesetter Award - created to salute emerging leaders and those who are making a difference in today's marketplace.

Deloitte, World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Global Attain Advancement Made Headline at the 2016 MWF Presidential Partnership Expo

August 9, 2016

Several Department of State and USAID officials provided remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, from August 1-3, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. The three-day Summit brought together 1,000 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders to meet with President Obama and leading U.S. entrepreneurs, government officials, and civil society representatives.                                 President Barack Obama  This year partnership expo, Global Attain Advancement was invited to joined the selected 100 featured organizations and agencies like African Union Economic, World Bank, UN Foundation, Tony Blair Africa, Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. African Development Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Atlas Mara Ltd.         ...

Global Attain Advancement to attend Renewable Energy World International

August 3, 2016

Global Attain Advancement will attend the 2016 Power Generation Week in Orlando, Florida from December 11-15. The event consists of 5 events including POWER-GEN International, Renewable Energy World International, NUCLEAR POWER International, COAL-GEN, and GenForum. As the world’s largest power generation event, boasting 20,000 attendees and over 1,400 exhibitors from around the world, Power Generation Week is designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with influential decision makers in the domestic and international power sector. 

Global Attain Advancement Attends United Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit:

August 1, 2016

Global Attain Advancement attended the 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit 2016 which took place (22-23 June 2016, New York) at the United Nations General Assembly and JW Marriot New York Times.                           The summit provided a dynamic stage for UN Global Compact participating companies such as Global Attain Advancement to jump-start business action on the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Agenda for Humanity – has made it clear that we have never before been so united as a global community. At the Summit, GAA joined other UN Global Compact participants, leaders from business, Government, the UN and civil society from nearly every corner of the world, to discuss the journey ahead as to turn global goals into local business. With GAA commitment on SDG 7, 8 and 17, we were honored to participate in the UN Global Compact signing ceremony,...

Texas-Based Solar Companies to Exhibit at Solar Business Festival 2016

July 30, 2016

            Over 250 participants expected at SBF Austin 2016. The Solar Business Festival is a highly interactive b2b conference, exhibition, and concert dedicated to creating an influential solar trading platform in Texas. It is a fantastic two-day annual event which provides an excellent industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the Texas solar industry. The event brings together Texas-based solar companies to connect directly with attendees who are eager to explore solar solutions for sustainable living, as well as to interact, connect and forge partnerships in the renewable energy industry. The event showcases cutting-edge technologies and provides an unrivaled opportunity for attendees to see, hear, and experience the next wave of solar innovations. The Solar Business Festival 2016 will be held in Austin, Texas from December 1st to 2nd 2016 at Hilton Austin Hotel. SBF Austin 2016 is designed to promote and advance the...

United Nations Global Compact Endorse Solar Business Festival

July 18, 2016

The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. It's is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. Global Attain Advancement is an accredited participating company of United Nations Global Compact and to contribute in the fight against climate change, and to support the UN Global Compact’s Principle on Environment, Global Attain Advancement will be hosting the inaugural Solar Business Festival in Austin, Texas from December 1st to 2nd, 2016. The event is held under the endorsement of United Nations Global Compact.       

Over 250 Participants Expected at Solar Business Festival 2016 in Austin

July 12, 2016

​The Solar Business Festival is a highly b2b interactive conference, exhibition and concert dedicated to creating an influential solar trading platform in Texas. It is a fantastic two-day event which takes place annually in Austin-Texas that provides an excellent industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the Texas solar industry.           The event brings together Texas-based solar companies from to connect directly with inspired attendees who are eager to explore solar solutions for sustainable living, as well as to interact, connect and forge partnerships in the renewable energy industry. The event showcases cutting-edge technologies and provide an unrivalled opportunity for attendees to see, hear and experience the next wave of solar innovations.          The Solar Business Festival 2016 will be held in Austin-Texas from December 1th to 2nd 2016 at Hilton Austin Hotel. SBF Austin 2016 is designed to promote and advance...

From decision to action: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

July 9, 2016

​The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) recently took place in Nairobi, Kenya (17 to 22 July). Participants included Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia to tackle global trade and economic development issues. The quadrennial Conference was yet another unique opportunity for delivering on the post-2015 development agenda. The theme was “From Decisions to Actions” and featured ministerial debates, high-level round tables, thematic events, a World Investment Forum, a Global Commodities Forum, a Youth Forum and a Civil Society Forum, among other events. Source: UNCTAD14    Read more at http://unctad14.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx

JOIN THOUGHT LEADERS AND BUSINESSES ACROSS TEXAS ENERGY INDUSTRY AT TREIA GridNEXT CONFERENCE 2016

July 9, 2016

The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) to host the annual GridNEXT Conference at the LEED certified Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center from November 9 -11, 2016.                   GridNEXT aims at solving the regulatory, technical, business, finance and policy challenges facing holistic grid integration. The event offers a unique opportunity to dig in and learn about the latest trends impacting the Grid of the Future, and address the fast-growing appetite for renewable, domestic, affordable energy. Although this is a Texas-based conference, a number of speakers hail from outside the state and the issues are of interest across the country.“Texas has the opportunity to be the biggest clean energy state in the nation,” said Hala Ballouz, president of TREIA.  “TREIA has taken the lead as an alliance to bring all the stakeholders together to debate, explore and finally to create an action plan for advancing our state’s renewable energy leadership.”...

Investment after Brexit: Africa is the final frontier

June 29, 2016

Ecobank Group Research reveals Africa’s five hot spots for investment  London, 29 June 2016 – With the United Kingdom having voted in its recent referendum to leave the European Union, many businesses with existing or planned investments in the UK will be looking to new investment frontiers. Africa’s move to diversify its economies and its rising consuming class are creating an array of new investment opportunities.Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Ghana and Ethiopia are the best examples, with broad-based economic growth, young populations and rising urbanisation.   This positive outlook forms the core of the Middle Africa Fixed Income Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook 2016, which Ecobank, the continent’s leading Pan-African bank, is launching. The Middle Africa FICC Guidebook contains an economic outlook for the region, an overview of the key sectors (financial, energy & soft commodities), and a detailed country-by-country guide of 41 countries in Sub-Saharan...

OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ATIGS 2018 IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

June 27, 2016 OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ATIGS 2018 IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

         THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ATIGS 2018 IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BELOW AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU ONCE THE WEBSITE IS LIVE.    ABOUT THE SUMMIT    Over 800 participants expected at ATIGS 2018. The Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is a unique high-level, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa. The event brings together high-level government officials, global investors, companies from all over the world, trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries all under one roof.     The Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 will attract over 350 qualified investors and hundreds of companies looking to expand or establish operations in Africa with an outstanding opportunity to reach and meet over 130 trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion...

World’s Energy and Business Leaders Announce Actions to Accelerate Global Deployment of Technologies at Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

June 20, 2016

Energy ministers assembled for CEM7. Credit: IISD/ENB/Franz DejonEnergy ministers and other high-level delegates from 23 countries and the European Union today announced new commitments to expand clean energy deployment and cut global carbon emissions while driving economic growth at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7). CEM members, representing 90 percent of global clean energy investment and 75 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, agreed to launch an enhanced effort – called “CEM 2.0” – to increase its effectiveness by creating an international secretariat to support CEM initiatives. In addition, CEM members, nearly 60 companies and non-governmental organizations, and 10 subnational governments announced more than $1.5 billion in commitments to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies and increase energy access. CEM ministers launched three new, high-impact campaigns that will promote the procurement of electricity from renewable energy, commercial...

Global Attain Advancement At UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

June 17, 2016

            ​Global Attain Advancement will be at the 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. The summit aims to stimulate action by businesses on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to drive markets and the development of sustainable products, services and business innovations. Companies will provide examples of transforming operations and strategies to advance the SDGs through responsible business practices and finding opportunities for growth and innovation. The Summit will include UNGC's SDG Awards, honoring sustainability entrepreneurs and innovators who exemplify business “as a force for good.” It will bring together chief executives, and leaders from civil society, government and the UN. Dates: 22-23 June 2016  Venue: Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway  Location: New York City, US Read more: UN Global Compact Leaders SummitTo Meet GAA Representative at the summit. Email: info@gaadvancement.comConnect and get the latest event updates by following us...

Global Attain Advancement Attends Texas-EU Business Summit 2016

June 8, 2016

The Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. The summit provides Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and target businesses with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities.                                                          For more information: Visit: http://conferences.la.utexas.edu/texaseusummit/

Global Attain Advancement To Attend Texas-EU Business Summit 2016

May 9, 2016

​The Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. The summit provides Texas businesses, entrepreneurs, policymakers and target businesses with an overview of trade and expansion business opportunities in Europe as well as information and connections to make the most of those opportunities.                                                          This year’s summit brings together high-level keynote speakers, panel discussions offering valuable information for doing business in the world’s largest regional market, and a new event, the Interactive Trade Forum.Regional panels focus on Nordic Countries, the Mediterranean Rim, and Western and Central Europe. Each panel brings together trade representatives and executives from private enterprise to provide insights into accessing the region’s market and discuss region-specific market conditions and business...

Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa

May 5, 2016

​Access to Social & Economic OpportunitiesCreating 80 million jobsBuilding critical skillsImproving access to water & sanitationStrengthening health systemsDespite the encouraging economic development enjoyed by many African countries during the last decade, many of them are still characterized by widespread poverty and inequality. Health and education outcomes are among the lowest in the world and the continent’s population has insufficient access to sanitation and safe drinking water.Weak institutions make it difficult, especially in fragile economies, to deal with calamities such as the recent Ebola crisis or the serious drought that is impacting several countries in 2016. Unemployment and underemployment of youth and women endanger social cohesion and inclusive development. These coupled with the mixed effects of limited access to quality education, health, nutrition, technology and innovation are impediments to accelerating Africa’s growth and entry into higher...

Integrate Africa

May 5, 2016

​Regional MarketBuilding regional infrastructureBoosting intra-African trade & investmentFacilitating movement of people across bordersAfrica’s regional integration challenges are well known. Intra-African trade is the lowest globally – approximately 15 percent compared to 54 percent in the North America Free Trade Area, 70 percent within the European Union and 60 percent in Asia. The continent’s difficult physical landscape makes connection between communities, countries, and even entire regions challenging.There is also very limited integration of regional markets for infrastructure services, particularly in power, energy, water and sanitation. This is further complicated by weak regional economic communities (RECs) that lack capacity and are poorly structured to make or even attract necessary regional investments. This is especially significant for fragile countries, as they stand the most to gain from greater integration. Many of their governments have also not worked...

Industrialize Africa

May 5, 2016

​Economic DiversificationIndustrial contribution to GDP increased by 130%35 special economic zones supported30 PPPs developed & strengthenedAfrica is at the bottom of the global value chain with its share of global manufacturing at around only 1.9 percent. African economies still rely too heavily on raw commodities; between 2011-2013 manufactured goods made up only 18.5 percent of exports, while 62 percent of total imports were manufactured goods, a commercial imbalance that drains wealth away from the continent. This situation is even worse in countries where a combination of structural constraints and political instability jeopardize any effort for private sector-led economic diversification and transformation. Consequently, most countries have not created the jobs necessary to absorb the significant number of youth, compelling hundreds of thousands to migrate overseas.To unleash their full potential, African countries must embark on a bold agenda driven by private sector-led...

Feed Africa

May 5, 2016

​Agricultural Transformation+ 150m people adequately fed+ 100m people lifted out of poverty+ 190m hectares with restored productivityAccess to food – in quantity and quality – is a fundamental human right. It is also essential for ending hunger and malnutrition, and ensuring a healthier and productive workforce. Although agriculture employs over 60 percent of the African workforce and accounts for roughly a third of the continent’s GDP, Africa is the most food-insecure region in the world with more than 232 million under-nourished people, or approximately one in four.Structural food insecurity is a particular challenge in fragile economies, which are disproportionately susceptible to resource and commodity price shocks and where poor agriculture infrastructure, governance and weak institutions result in low productivity and a heavy dependence on food imports. Women face systematic discrimination across the continent, for example in terms of land ownership, which severely...

Light Up and Power Africa – A New Deal on Energy for Africa

May 5, 2016

​Light Up and Power Africa – A New Deal on Energy for Africa+162 GW electricity generated+ 130 million on-grid connections+ 75 million off-grid connectionsOver 640 million Africans have no access to energy, corresponding to an electricity access rate for African countries at just over 40 percent, the lowest in the world. Per capita consumption of energy in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) is 180 kWh, compared to 13,000 kWh per capita in the United States and 6,500 kWh in Europe.Access to energy is crucial not only for the attainment of health and education outcomes, but also for reducing the cost of doing business and for unlocking economic potential and creating jobs. Insufficient energy access manifests itself in hundreds of thousands of deaths annually due to the use of wood-burning stoves for cooking; handicaps the operations of hospitals and emergency services; compromises educational attainment; and drives up the cost of doing business.  Energy access for all...

AfDB’s High 5s: A game changer in Africa’s development discourse

May 5, 2016

AfDB’s High 5s: A game changer in Africa’s development discourse In his inaugural address on September 1, 2015, the eighth elected President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, set down a new agenda for the Bank Group, building on its existing 2013-2022 Strategy. In his speech, he outlined the five development priorities for the institution. The High 5s are to: Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa. These focus areas are essential in transforming the lives of the African people and therefore consistent with the United Nations agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).In 2013, the African Development Bank’s Board approved a Ten Year Strategy covering the period 2013-2022, entitled At the Center of Africa’s Transformation (TYS). The overarching twin objectives of the TYS are the achievement of inclusive growth and the transition to green growth through five...

CeBIT drives forward digitalization of economy and society

March 18, 2016

Hannover, Germany. CeBIT 2016 came to a successful close, earning praise from exhibitors and visitors as well as the organizers and their partners. "CeBIT 2016 put digitalization at the top of the business, political and social agenda," said Oliver Frese, member of the managing board at Deutsche Messe AG, on Friday in Hannover. "CeBIT underscored its role as the world’s leading platform for the digitalization of the economy and society. In its own unique way, CeBIT made digitalization tangible."Visitors at the five-day event experienced a new CeBIT. "We worked intensively on CeBIT with our international exhibitors and partners, and that paid off over five days," said Frese. "The numerous new formats impressed the visitors. Every day, one million business talks took place at the exhibition center. CeBIT is the tech industry’s most important highlight of the year, it is impulse-giver for the branch. It is used more and more as a platform for networking and discussion."CeBIT...

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit

February 23, 2016

​Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is coming to Washington DC for which will focus on implementing the ''Afridevelopism'' model which is an economic movement which embraces and promote development and social progress in Africa . Afridevelopism will embraces and promote development and social progress in Africa by recognizing bankable projects, highly relevant products, services and African focus events initiated by companies or individuals in the private sector. Afridevelopism products or services must have one of the following features in their core mission. Driving foreign direct investment in AfricaDriving international trade in AfricaExposing African talents internationally Exposing Africans innovations internationally Seeking to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for AfricansCreating jobs in more than 2 African countries. Providing relevant services or solutions in key sectors in Africa.Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit  ( Coming to...

Deutsche Messe expands CeMAT portfolio

February 17, 2016

Deutsche Messe expands CeMAT portfolio–           CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA debuts in Indonesia in February 2017–           Parallel events TransAsia Jakarta  and ColdChain Indonesia–           Cooperation with UK-based trade fair company ITE Hannover/Jakarta. Deutsche Messe and international trade fair company ITE Group are co-organizing the premier of CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA from 28 February to 3 March 2017. CeMAT SOUTHEAST ASIA runs parallel to TransAsia Jakarta and ColdChain Indonesia at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition Center (ICE) in Jakarta. ICE is operated by Deutsche Messe and comprises 10 exhibition halls on 50,000 square meters, a 50,000-square-meter open-air site, a 4,000-square-meter convention hall, and a 12,000-square-meter pre-function lobby. “With ICE, Deutsche Messe operates Southeast Asia’s biggest and most modern exhibition facility. Over the years, the region has developed into one of the world’s most important logistics hubs and offers outstanding...

International speakers discuss the digital transformation at CeBIT

February 16, 2016

Machine learning, cybersecurity, interoperability, the future of work, transparency, skills development, artificial intelligence – the digital transformation comes with a wide range of issues and unknowns. At the same time, it is opening up unprecedented opportunities. Navigating and making the most of these issues, uncertainties and opportunities will be the subject of expert debate at the CeBIT Global Conferences this March in Hannover, Germany.Machine learning, cybersecurity, interoperability, the future of work, transparency, skills development, artificial intelligence – the digital transformation comes with a wide range of issues and unknowns. At the same time, it is opening up unprecedented opportunities. Navigating and making the most of these issues, uncertainties and opportunities will be the subject of expert debate at the CeBIT Global Conferences this March in Hannover, Germany.Hannover. Will tomorrow's machines be smarter than us humans? Will we all have chip...

Introducing The Afridevelopism Movement

February 15, 2016

​AfridevelopismA new movement to promote development in Africa have been initiated. The movement is called ''Afridevelopism'' which is an economic movement which embraces and promote development and social progress in Africa Afridevelopism will embraces and promote development and social progress in Africa by recognizing bankable projects, highly relevant products, services and African focus events initiated by companies or individuals in the private sector. Afridevelopism products or services must have one of the following features in their core mission. Driving foreign direct investment in AfricaDriving international trade in AfricaExposing African talents internationally Exposing Africans innovations internationally Seeking to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for AfricansCreating jobs in more than 2 African countries. Providing relevant services or solutions in key sectors in Africa.More information about the movement is set to be release later this...

Global Attain Advancement To Host Educational Panel at SXSWEdu 2016

February 13, 2016

Africa is predicted to have the largest economic growth of any continent over the next decade and with it’s exciting growth path in which most countries are working on policies to fast-track advancement in the educational sector which poses a tremendous opportunity for economic growth and development. So it is with this fact that Global Attain Advancement will host a panel at the renown’s South by South West EDU Conference 2016 in title Sustainable Educational Development Initiative in Africa which is part of the SEDIA Program, an initiative of Global Attain Advancement LLC that advocates for sustainable educational development in Africa at all levels.Given the importance of human capacity in development, economic growth and social stability, it is no surprise that education policy occupies an increasingly important place on national policy agendas. The widespread recognition that education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global...

AFRICA ENERGY INVESTMENT SUMMIT PROMISES TO BE AN EVENT NOT BE MISSED WITH ITS HIGH CALIBRE SPEAKER LINE-UP & INDUSTRY EXPERTS

February 7, 2016

With Africa’s exciting growth path and the fact that most Sub Saharan African countries are working on policies to fast track investment in the power sector & renewable energy infrastructure, the Africa Energy Investment Summit to be held at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington DC, USA from the 10th – 12th April, 2016 promises to be informative and encouraging to global energy sector investors.Kenya & South Africa have rapidly become world players and leaders in Africa’s renewable energy deployment and the summit will provide a platform for focused discussions on the energy sector in Africa and the huge opportunities available.The summit will be complimented by industry seminars & poster sessions and the main event’s programme will consist of individual presentations, Keynotes, and panel discussions. The Africa Energy Investment Summit 2016 is targeted at energy experts, investors and enthusiasts from across the continent Asia, Middle East, the...

PAS 2016 Summit Showcases Initiatives to Alleviate Power Shortages in Africa

February 7, 2016

​Investors and power developers from around the world gathered in Washington last week to push ideas and efforts to alleviate the shortages of electricity that plague many African countries.The In-Stream Auger Turbine, which uses flowing water to generate power, was among the technological innovations exhibited at the second annual Powering Africa Summit.“This unit, unlike other hydro-energy projects, doesn't take years to perform,” said Chun Pong Ng of Zoetic Global. “Unlike wind and solar that only deliver when Mother Nature cooperates, these units deliver energy 24/7, nonstop as long as the river flows."His company just signed a 100-megawatt purchasing power agreement with Ghana's electricity company and hopes to deliver the turbines by mid-summer.Another example of innovation: Karpownership, dubbed the "floating power plant," according to Veronica Bolton-Smith from EnergyNet, the organizer of the summit."They are able to pull power that's generated from their ship onto...

African Ministers of Energy to Attend the Powering Africa Summit 2016

February 7, 2016

​EnergyNet to host the 2nd Powering Africa Summit (PAS) at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. from 27-29th January 2016. African Development Bank President and World Bank President will give the opening statements at the summit.The summit will make in-depth analyses of the US Government’s Africa investment strategy into the energy sector and align these goals to the current opportunities for investment. EnergyNet focused solely on Africa’s power sector and frontier market power generation for over 20 years, and they have had the privilege to witness the passion and long-term commitment it takes to ‘turn the lights on in Africa.’Today there is more enthusiasm and more ‘expectation’ about the potential of Africa’s electricity market, and from 27-29 January 2016, the second annual summit will return to Washington D.C and will focus on the private sector both in USA and Africa on what lessons can be learn from the efficiency with which the sector concludes...

US AS PARTNER COUNTRY FOR HANNOVER MESS 2016

February 7, 2016

​Whether it involves innovative technologies or integrated production – HANNOVER MESSE sets the tone for the year’s global competition. And this is particularly the case in 2016 as far as American enterprises and trade promotion agencies are concerned.The eyes of the world – from the key global players in industry to investors, high-ranking government officials and international media representatives – will be focused on a single country at HANNOVER MESSE 2016: the USA.As the official Partner Country, the United States will be the guest of honor at the world’s biggest industrial trade fair, enjoying a unique forum to do the following:Attract foreign investmentTap new growth marketsIncrease importsYour success is guaranteed! This event is being organized by dynamic and experienced partners who will provide for an ideal showcase, including the Federal Department of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, SelectUSA, the U.S. Embassy in Germany,...

​2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York City During 71st UN General Assembly

February 7, 2016

Bloomberg Philanthropies and U.S. Department of Commerce to Host 2nd “U.S.-Africa Business Forum” in New York City During 71st UN General Assembly. Michael R. Bloomberg and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Host.During the week of September 19, 2016, on the occasion of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on increased trade and investment between the U.S. and African nations. The U.S.-Africa Business Forum will build on the progress of the inaugural Forum, held during the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit with the participation of nearly 50 heads of state or government and more than 150 global CEOs – to further develop trade and business opportunities between the United States and Africa.As President Obama reiterated in Ethiopia last summer, “Africa’s progress will depend on unleashing economic growth — not just for the few at the...

Akon to discuss ‘Energy Access’at Powering Africa Summit

February 7, 2016

​Understanding what level of energy access is required for people in the varying economies and regions of Africa is part of the challenge for investors, as it will inevitably determine whether a project is bankable or not.  With such a diverse mix of investors and investor expectations presently seeking opportunities on the continent, two things are becoming increasingly apparent;1. No matter the scale of the project it is more likely to be sustainable if it is run as a commercial business, as supposed to a charitable gift; 2. Innovative off grid energy access initiatives could well prove to be the answer to Africa’s energy access problems.One of the most innovative of these initiatives is ‘Akon Lighting Africa’ launched by Solektra International.Headed by possibly the most creative and unexpected of energy entrepreneurs, Senegalese musician Akon, and his partners Samba Bathily and Thione Niang, Akon Lighting Africa has done the unexpected – made ‘beyond the grid...

Africa Energy Investment Summit 2016

December 15, 2015

​Dear Colleague,We're delighted to announce the inaugural Africa Energy Investment Summit #AEIS2016 which will take place from 10th – 12th April 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Du Pont Circle in Washington, D.C. The Africa Energy Investment Summit will in the coming years become a flagship event for the African Energy sector players, policy makers in governments, businesses, finance houses and the professionals in the sector. The summit presents an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of professionals in the field whilst attending presentations, participating in debates and generally taking stock of where you are in your respective field compared to your peers, either growing or sharing your learning and experiences in the field of energy, power generation, investment, transmission and the whole value chain. The Summit is a platform for examining & evaluating the kinds of strategic partnerships & alliances to be formed between the USA energy sector investors and...

Global Attain Advancement Announce Their Programs

September 2, 2015

 ​Global Attain Advancement LLC is thrilled to announce their full nine programs. About Global Attain Advancement Global Attain Advancement LLC is an event production company that plans, promotes and execute events in the area of business growth, wealth creation and personal development. They provide world class programs which are geared towards young professionals, entrepreneurs and as well as individuals with a desire to succeed. GAA host world class trainers, leaders, achievers, motivational speakers and bestselling authors to work together on an array of topics at our events. They exist to support individuals, enterprises and organizations through our programs around the world, impacting the lives of people who seek personal development, advance their business, take ownership of their financial future and for people who want to create a happier and more prosperous life.   Events Global Attain Advancement organize educational programs which allow people to...

AFTV5 Award Certificate of Excellence To 25 Mandela Washington Fellows

July 29, 2015

​AFTV5 awarded Certificate of Excellence to 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at the 2015 Austin Networking Event with Mandela Washington Fellows. The Certificate was for their contribution to their community, school and family. In honor of their success as they represent Africa as a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows. Their exemplify excellence in innovation as one of the generations leaders. Among the Certificate of Excellence was a special plague certificate awarded to The University of Texas At Austin for its support and encouragement to the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Scholars. AFTV5 recognized them for their strength of partnership and honor the university has committed to Africa. About Mandela Washington FellowshipThe Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The...

AFTV5 Hosted The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows

July 29, 2015

​On Sunday, July 26, 2015. AFTV5 hosted a group of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows who are a part of President Obama’s flagship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. The emerging leaders hail from 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and have shown commitment to improving their countries.The fellows will establish strong ties between Africa and the United States. The goal of the program is to empower the next generation of leaders with skills and knowledge to strengthen democracy, spur economic growth, and enhance peace and security across Africa. At the event, The Mandela Washington Fellows had the opportunity to meet other professionals in the Austin Community and create international professional relationships. It was an evening of cultural networking. The event was in collaboration with the The University of Texas at Austin and Global Attain Advancement was a design supporter.ABOUT YALI The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest...

Global Attain Advancement Recognized By Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce

July 23, 2015

​July 23, 2015 - Austin, Texas.  Global Attain Advancement (GAA) is proud to announce her recognition from Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce as a company that demonstrate positively to impact economic growth, reducing poverty, contributing to environmental sustainability, and promoting human health throughout the world.Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce is a global initiative that stands by businesses adopting sustainability and fair trade policies. The Worldwide Charter supports international businesses showcasing a particular social and environmental sensibility through following a code of conduct and a set of universal principles; reflecting the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other internationally recognized principles.Global Attain Advancement is a limited liability company (L.L.C) that plans, promote and execute events in the area of business...

Austin Networking Event with Mandela Washington Fellows

July 12, 2015

​Please come and network with a group of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows who are a part of President Obama’s flagship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. The emerging leaders hail from 49 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and have shown a commitment to improving their home countries and to establishing strong ties between Africa and the United States. The goal of the program is to empower the next generation of leaders with skills and knowledge to strengthen democracy, spur economic growth, and enhance peace and security across Africa.The University of Texas at Austin is a host institution for the inaugural Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and AFTV5 is thrilled to host a networking event on Sunday July 26th 2015 so that the Fellows can get the opportunity to meet other professionals in the Austin Community and create international professional relationships. Please join us for an evening of cultural networking.Date: Sunday July 26th 2015Time:...