• Agenda 3:00pm – 4:00pm Registration 4:00pm – 4:20pm Welcome from Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D.
  • Naomi Ferguson
  • Panel I
  • Nangamso Koza
  • Panel II: Strengthening Inter-African Linkages: Technology, Knowledge, and Information Exchange Nina Oduro
  • Moderator: Emira Woods
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    Young African ConneXions Annual Summit 2015

    In partnership with the Mandela Washington Fellows
    African Youth Leadership and Linkages



    Agenda
    3:00pm – 4:00pm Registration
    4:00pm – 4:20pm Welcome from Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)

    Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D., Deputy Director
    Special Address
    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Delegate to the United States Congress representing the District of Columbia

    Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University




    Naomi Ferguson,
    Mandela Washington Fellow, Howard University: Reflection on Youth Leadership, Public Service and Advocacy
    4:20pm – 4:30pm Keynote Address
    H. E.
    Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador, Republic of South Africa

    Delivered by Nowetu Luti, Deputy Chief of Mission, RSA
    4:30pm – 5:30pm Panel I: Youth Leadership: Public Service, Community Advocacy, and Entrepreneurship
    Jeannine Scott, President, U.S. – Angola Chamber of Commerce


    Greg Carr, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University
    Menna Demessie, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy and Research, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
    Nangamso Koza, Mandela Washington Fellow, Howard University
    Moderator: Krista Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of African Studies, Howard University
    5:30pm – 5:45pm Break
    5:45pm – 6:00pm Performance by Simunye Dance Group, Washington, DC

    

    6:00pm – 6:20pm Guest Speaker

    Pape Samb, Chairman and CEO, Global Youth Innovation Network
    6:20pm – 7:20pm Panel II: Strengthening Inter-African Linkages:

    Technology, Knowledge, and Information Exchange

    Nina Oduro, Founder and President, AfricanDevJobs.com

    Semhar Araia, CEO, Semai Consulting, LLC.
    Tegene Baharu, Chief Technology Officer, DC Office of Chief Technology Officer

    Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-founder, Coders4Africa

    Moderator: Emira Woods, Director of Global Impact, ThoughtWorks
    7:20pm – 7:30pm Closing Remarks

    Mamadou Samba, Executive Director, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs


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