Advancing African Trade
From his New York City-based business, Dr. Dennie Beach ’10, PhD in Public Policy and Administration, can see change occurring 7,000 miles away. Beach is CEO and president of Go Africa Network Inc., a nonprofit that advances the trade of African commodities and technologies from a number of perspectives, all with an eye toward improving African economic and business opportunities. As part of its efforts, Go Africa has developed a branded line of African-made goods for retail and wholesale customers, including items such as coffee, cashews, and teas. In 2019, the company began selling Go Africa products on Amazon.com in the U.S., creating additional opportunities for global brand recognition and demand, furthering its goal of improving development opportunities in Africa.