New York, NY, October 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On October 18-19, 2013 hundreds of young African Students, professionals, and supporters of Africa will gather for the 3rd Annual Young African Leadership symposium. Themed “AU @50: Defining Youth Participation and Equal Partnership in Driving Africa’s Development,” the two-day event will feature a series of panel discussions and workshops encompassing innovation in leadership, education and social entrepreneurship.
This 2-day symposium begins with a Networking Reception on October 18, 2013 that will be held at The CUNY Graduate Center located at 365 5th Ave., New York, NY 10034. This will be a great opportunity for the attendants to meet with the speakers and some members of the African professional and diplomatic community. On October 19, 2013 participants will convene at CUNY Hunter College located at 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065 for a series of panel discussions and workshops with a Keynote address by Alhassan Andani, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank in Ghana.
Other speakers include by H.E William Awinador-Kanyirige, Deputy Ambassador to Deputy Permanent Representative at Ghana Permanent Mission to the UN; Chid Liberty, Liberty & Justice; Milton Almadi, Black Star News; Kwesi Koomson, Shoerke Foundation; Chelsey Roebuck, Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc; Kwame Akonor, African Development Institute; Mary Amoah, Speech and Hearing Center Ghana; Kathleen Bomani, cultural curator; Decker Ngongang, Echoing Green; Solome Lemma, Africans in the Diaspora; Bobby Digi, Island Voice; Salathiel Ntakirutimana, Youth Globe and UN Youth Advocacy.
As the African Union (AU) formerly known as the Organization for African Unity, celebrates its Golden Jubilee, there is an opportunity for African youth to come together to revisit the past, assess the present and redefine the future of Africa. In this spirit, the 3rd Annual CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium calls for participants to see the youth as important stakeholders in Africa’s development. The Youth of Africa will be, and are the driving force to the development of Africa. They will be the change makers, trailblazers and innovators.
The event is made possible in partnership with CUNY USS, Black Speech Media, Fahamu, Africa Volunteer Corps, Africana Links, Enovative TV, UDR, Experience Africa Tours, 54 Kingdoms, Applause Africa Magazine and US-Africa Synergy.