On October 10th -11th, 2014, hundreds of young African Students, professionals, and supporters of Africa will gather for the 4th Annual Young African Leadership symposium. Themed “Standing on the “Shoulders of Giants: Our History, Our Legacy, Our Destiny.”, the two-day event will be held at CUNY John Jay College located at 899 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019.
This 2-day symposium will feature, for the first time, a “Business Pitching Competition” during the Opening Reception on October 10, 2014. On October 11, 2014 participants will convene for a series of panel discussions covering varying topics that examine Africa’s past, the legacy left behind by such men as Nelson Mandela, Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah; and what it would take to economically, socially and politically transform Africa. Panels will be hosted in partnership with African Youth Excellence, 54 Kingdoms, and Imbizo Host Committee.
There will be keynote addresses delivered by H.E Tete Antonio, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations; Sophia Bekele, Founder & Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica Trust and George Magoha, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi. Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Frank Sanchez, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at The City University of New York.