Building New Narratives and Future Capacities - The Africa-America Institute (AAI) 35th Annual Awards Gala

Building New Narratives and Future Capacities - The Africa-America Institute (AAI) 35th Annual Awards Gala
4 September 2019
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AAI's 35th Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00 PM ET

The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th Street
New York City

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SINCE 1984, the AAI Annual Awards Gala has been the most anticipated African-centered event in New York City. Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly, the AAI Gala convenes dignitaries—Heads of State, Diplomats, domestic and international government officials—philanthropists, business leaders, journalists, scholars, and other prominent figures for a night highlighting African success and enlightened engagement between Africa and America.

2019 Honorees

THE NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - presented to The People of the Republic of Angola. Accepted by His Excellency President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço on behalf of The People of the Republic of Angola.

THE EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT & LEADERSHIP AWARD to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.

THE AFRICA ILLUMINATED EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD to the New York Times Magazine 1619 Project.

THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD - Presented to Ms. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director, Multi-Sectoral Office for East Africa, UNESCO

THE LEADERSHIP IN ARTS AND CULTURE AWARD - presented to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Accepted by William Kamkwamba, Author.

EMCEE - Bozoma ("Boz") Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at William Morris Endeavor.

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