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AGOA FORUM 2017 & LOMÉ FASHION WEEK JOIN FORCES

For its second edition, Lomé Fashion Week honors traditional 100% « made in Africa » fabrics.
Each stylist must have in the collection to be showcased during Lomé Fashion Week 2017 at least three creations from a 100% « made in Africa » fabric, such as:
• Batik (Togo, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Madagascar…)
• Fas Dan Fani (Burkina Faso)
• Indigo
• Kenté (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo)
• Kita (Ivory Coast)
• Ndop (Cameroon)
• Raphia (Gabon, Congo DR, Togo, Madagascar)

More than a simple modelling contest, Lome Fashion Week 2017 Model is intended to be a unique experience: the opportunity to allow models to show that they are far from being just « pretty faces ». Fiercely opposed to « Be skinny, be beautiful and shut up », Lomé Fashion Week wants to first connect the models with the public, and then allow the models to use their voices to mobilize their community or to promote causes that matter to them.
Vote for the male model and the female model …
… that you love most, and that you would like to see as spokemodels and spokespeople of Lomé Fashion Week 2017
Voting is free (only online voting, no vote by SMS). So, everybody can vote from a PC, tablet or phone.

Lomé Fashion Week 2017 :

Only models…
… who registered for the casting preselection can participate as contestants.
Those who still wish to register can do so until the 23rd of July at the latest.
And what do the winners receive?

The winners (Male Model Category and Women Model Category) will automatically be selected to walk during Lome Fashion Week 2017, without going through a casting. If the winner (male or female) does not reside in Lome, his/her trip (eg: flight, if he/she come from abroad – Outside Togo) and his/her stay (hotel, catering) will be taken care of. A photoshoot, which will take place during the fashion week, with a professional photographer will be offered to the winners. Many more surprises will await the winners in Lomé…
The winners of this contest will automatically be in the final of the 2nd contest (Model of Lomé Fashion Week 2017) which will take place during all the of the fashion week.
This contest will take place…
from july 21 at 6:00pm (Lomé time)
8:00pm (Brussels, Paris time)
to july 28 at 9:59pm (Lomé time)
11:59pm (Brussels, Paris time)

About AGOA Forum :

The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lomé, Togo August 8-10. The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the United States and Africa. The African Union and regional economic communities will also participate.

The theme of this year’s Forum is “The United States and Africa: Partnering for Prosperity through Trade.” The 2017 Forum will explore how countries can continue to maximize the benefits of AGOA in a rapidly changing economic landscape, and highlight the important role played by women, civil society, and the private sector in promoting trade and generating prosperity.

Representatives from the private sector, civil society, and the U.S.-sponsored African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) will participate in Forum activities August 8-9. The Ministerial plenaries will follow on August 9-10, bringing together senior government officials from the United States and the 38 African beneficiary countries.

U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer will lead the U.S. delegation, which will include senior officials from the U.S. Departments of State, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Treasury, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, as well as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. African Development Fund. Members of Congress and their staff from both parties are also invited to attend the Forum.

The AGOA law, which enhances market access to the United States for qualifying sub-Saharan African countries, has been the cornerstone of the U.S. government’s trade policy with sub-Saharan Africa since 2000. The law mandates that each year a special Forum be convened to discuss issues related to the implementation of the law and issues of economic cooperation and trade in general.

For general information about the 2017 AGOA Forum and accreditation procedures, visit: www.agoa-togo.tg.

For specific information about the AGOA Forum private sector dialogue, please visit: www.corporatecouncileonafrica.com.

For specific information about the civil society/AWEP event, please visit: http://www.agoacsonetwork.org/.

For information about AWEP Togo, please visit: http://aweptogo.tg/.

Additional questions may be sent to: info@agoa-togo.tg.

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