Jidenna to Deliver Special Remarks at CFA's Roundtable on Next Generation Leadership on September 20, 2017

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Jidenna, Grammy-nominated recording artist and producer
18 September 2017
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The Constituency for Africa (CFA) is pleased to announce that Recording Artist Jidenna will deliver Special Remarks at its Next Generation Leadership Roundtable on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This event is part of CFA’s annual Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, and will be hosted by the African Union Mission in Washington, DC. Jidenna, a Nigerian-American, is a Grammy-nominated recording artist and producer.  He recently concluded a sold-out, 26-city tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Next Generation Leadership Roundtable will bring together accomplished and emerging leaders for an inter-generational dialog on key issues including:

  • How best to build bridges and unity of purpose in the African Diaspora?
  •  How to strengthen linkages between African immigrants, African-Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Latinos, and others in the African Diaspora?
  • What will the leadership of the African Diaspora look like in 5-10 years?
  • Will there be identifiable leaders, or will the leadership be dispersed, i.e. on trade, on immigration issues, on education policy, etc.?

This event is expected to produce a series of strategic policy recommendations for the U.S. Administration and the African Union for working with the Next Generation of Leadership on an agenda for the African Diaspora. For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE.

“The Constituency for Africa and our stakeholders are excited that Jidenna has agreed to participate in our discussion on Next Generation Leadership. Jidenna will share his thoughts on the importance of mobilizing the Diaspora in support of Africa, and how we can build bridges and unity of purpose,” stated Mr. Melvin P. Foote, President & CEO of CFA.

Featured speakers will also include H.E. Arikana Chihombori, the Africa Union’s Permanent Representative to the United States; Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba, Founder & Executive Chairman of AllAfrica Global Media; Ms. Raina Turner, Executive Director of the Sustainable Community Solutions Network; Ms. Jackie Jena, YALI Corporate and Private Partnerships Manager at IREX; Honorable Stanley L. Straughter, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UNESCO Center for Global Education; Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Director of The Molefi Kete Asante Institute, and Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Temple University; and Mr. Melvin P. Foote, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Constituency for Africa.

This roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Jamechia Hoyle, Chair of the Next Generation Global Health Security Network, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University.

CFA’s 2017 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series will be held from September 18th – 22nd in Washington, DC.

The theme of the Series is Mobilizing the Diaspora in Support of the U.S.-Africa Agenda. For information and to register for events, please visit www.ronaldbrownseries.org.

The schedule of events will include:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Roundtable I: Promoting Democracy & Governance in Africa

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

 

Roundtable II: Transforming African Agriculture

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Roundtable III: Strengthening African Healthcare Infrastructure

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

CFA Stakeholders’ Reception

Hosted by Nixon Peabody LLP

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Invitation only. For information, please contact jpwalker@cfa-network.org.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Roundtable IV: Increasing U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

Roundtable V: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

CFA Chairman’s Reception

Hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University

1957 E Street, NW

City View Room

Washington, DC 20052

To register, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

U.S.-Africa Policy Forum

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Elliott School of International Affairs

The George Washington University

Invitation only. For information, please contact jpwalker@cfa-network.org.

African Diaspora Braintrust

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

African Union Mission

1640 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

To register, CLICK HERE.

About the Constituency for Africa

For over 26 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading, non-partisan organizations focused on educating and mobilizing the American public and the African Diaspora in the U.S. on U.S.-Africa policy.  As a result, CFA has helped to increase the level of cooperation and coordination among a broad-based coalition of individuals and organizations committed to the progress, development, and empowerment of Africa and African people worldwide.

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