London based Malawian communications, social policy and governance specialist James Woods-Nkhutabasa, earmarked to be first secretary in Malawi High Commission in UK, has been invited to attend a forum on “The Role of Diasporans in Investing in Africa” on 7th August, 2014 during U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Woods-Nkhutabasa, a student of London Shoool of Economics and formerly an employee of Mo Ibrahim Foundation has been invited to the event which “will present a platform for leaders to highlight their efforts on the continent and in the U.S. and to collaborate on continued engagement moving forward,” according o the letter of invitation .
The White House letter added that “this will also be an opportunity for African Diasporan communities to connect with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
Woods-Nkhutabasae was one of the people behind the 2013 London School of Economics (LSE)-Africa summit where he served as Head of Media and Communications. Ghanaian President John D. Mahama inaugurated the summit.
In 2012, former US President Bill Clinton invited him to attend the Nelson Mandela gathering on preservation and promoting his legacy in the US.