This session, presented by the OSAC Africa Regional Committee (ARC), features a dynamic cohort of speakers who will offer tactical, strategic, and economic perspectives to help organizations understand how to adapt their operations given unique conditions in Africa. The U.S. private sector often operates in African countries undergoing transition, presenting security challenges due to coups, transitional governments, turbulent elections, protests, and changing pandemic restrictions. This panel will examine the first and second order impacts of transitions on OSAC members in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Guinea, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Speakers will highlight lessons learned from these country case studies to help members address the challenges they face throughout the region.


Chris Hennemeyer | Independent Consultant
Judd Devermont | Director of Africa Program | Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Mehdi Khoali | Chief Investigator | African Development Bank Group
Christopher Daniel | ARC Chair | Director of International Health and Safety | Michigan State University (Moderator)
Lili Dalton | OSAC Program Manager (Introduction)

November 16 @ 00:00
00:00 — 01:00 (1h)