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January 23, 2024

True Global Reach: Ambassador Roya Rahmani’s Breadth of Impact

In a period marked by global challenges, we reflect upon some of the key gatherings of Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Chair of Delphos International, which underscore the power of collaboration, expertise, and mutual respect. In her meetings with leaders around the world, she has taken steps to build towards the vision of a prosperous and resilient future we strive towards at Delphos.

Algeria, Burundi & the Republic of Seychelles:

US-Africa Business Forum, Paving the Way for Mutual Growth

Ambassador Rahmani played a pivotal role in advancing two-way trade and investment partnerships during the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C.. In the spirit of collaboration, she met with distinguished leaders, including H.E. Wavel Ramkalawan, President of the Republic of Seychelles; former Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane; and H.E. Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi. This gathering focused on creating jobs, driving innovation, and fostering sustainable growth on both sides of the Atlantic, setting the stage for a prosperous and resilient future.


Digital Coalition Roundtable, Bridging the Gender Digital Divide

Her involvement in the Digital Coalition Roundtable in Lusaka, Zambia, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris on April 1st, 2023, showcased Delphos’ commitment to bridging the gender digital divide. The roundtable explored avenues to enhance digital inclusion and connectivity in Africa. Delphos pledged to mobilize $250 million by 2027 to advance women’s economic security, including $100 million for projects targeting women’s digital equality and clean energy contributions.


US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum, Pioneering the Future

The September 15th, 2023, US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum, themed “The Future is Now,” featured Ambassador Rahmani as a prominent participant. Deputy Prime Minister Jamshid A. Khodjaev’s plenary session on making Uzbekistan an attractive business destination resonated with Delphos’ forward-thinking approach to international business collaborations.


High-Level Ministerial Meeting: A Focus on Afghanistan’s Future

Amid the hustle of the United Nations General Assembly, she took center stage on September 19th, 2023, addressing a high-level ministerial meeting at the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg. The discussion centered on Afghanistan’s situation, emphasizing the need to address the challenges faced by women and girls. The event underscored Delphos’ commitment to supporting positive change on the global stage.


Oppenheimer Roundtable Discussion: Exploring Kyrgyzstan’s Potential

In a closed roundtable organized by Oppenheimer & Co. featuring H.E. Sadyr Japarov, President of Kyrgyzstan, on September 21st, 2023, Ambassador Rahmani engaged in discussions about Kyrgyzstan’s investment potential. This session exemplified Delphos’ dedication to fostering private sector collaboration for sustainable development.

Democratic Republic of Congo:

Meeting with President Felix Tshisekedi, Shaping the Future of Energy

Also during UNGA in September 2023, Ambassador Rahmani met with President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their discussions centered around the Battery and Electric Vehicle Chain (BEV) Initiative, a program poised to reshape Africa’s and global supply chains. Delphos’ support for initiatives like Buenassa’s copper-cobalt ore processing and refinery plant demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility and energy transition.

Democratic Republic of Congo: 

Empowering Women in the Heart of Africa

The journey continued in November 2023 as she met with the First Lady, H.E. Madam Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The emphasis on empowering women and girls through digital transformation aligns seamlessly with Delphos’ ongoing initiatives.

As we enter the new year, we reflect on both Ambassador Roya Rahmani’s dedication and Delphos’ commitment to fostering positive change globally. As we look toward the future, the shared optimism and collaborative spirit emanating from these encounters leave us hopeful for a world where partnerships pave the way for prosperity and resilience. Together, we embark on a journey fueled by hope, determination, and a shared vision for a better tomorrow.

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