According to him, “the idea that our students are learning from your academics and your students are learning from United States of America, creates an environment of partnership for us to work together.
“Last decade, we talked about how we need to help find African solutions to African problems, we need to be working together to help find African solutions to global problems.
“We are here to work together to enable and empower incredible young African entrepreneurs to find solutions to problems facing the entire world.
“We are here in American Corner focusing on bringing American opportunities and ideas to the people of Port Harcourt through the University of Port Harcourt and to Nigeria also.
He maintained that he was very proud to focus on women entrepreneurship.
According to him, women make up more than 30 percent of the world population but only 40 percent of the global workforce and yet they have only 1 percent of the global solution.
“We know that when women are working, their money goes home to the children, to education and health of the next generation.’’
Stevens, however, commended the university for the ‘’great work’’ it was doing and using the grant to help more entrepreneurs in Port Harcourt.