The conferees will listen to senior government officials from the MRU countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast) represented by their respective Ambassador and other professionals on the status of post Ebola initiatives in healthcare delivery systems, emergency management preparedness, educational awareness, environmental protection, agriculture and economic development. The International partnering governments such as the US, UK and France and their subsidiaries as well as other countries of good will, will highlight what they are doing currently and what they expect to achieve.

International stakeholder organizations such as the WHO, World Bank, CDC, NIH, USAID, EU. FAO, OPIC, EXIM Bank, US Department of State Bureau of African Affairs, US Congress (United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa Global Health), Global Human Rights and International Organizations & US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Corporate Council on Africa, District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions, including the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, State of Maryland Governor’s Office on African Affairs and Commission on African Affairs;   others are invited to present capacity building recommendations focusing on public and private collaborations. Each invitation will be specific to the role that each invited entity is to play or information it will be requested to send.

The Diaspora communities have been invited to voice their views, and also are encouraged to assist and contribute to capacity-building efforts. The private sector has been invited to join in the capacity-building efforts and take advantage of the commercial revitalization opportunities in the MRU countries and tap into the professional and skilled human resources within the Diaspora communities.