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Young African ConneXions Annual Summit & Mandela Day of Service 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015

As part of its Youth Development program, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA) invites you to the first-ever Annual Young African ConneXions Summit taking place on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Howard University School of Business Auditorium at 3 pm.

The summit aims to create a platform that will bring together bright minds, to have idea-focused peer-to-peer exchanges, and foster interactions between the District’s African immigrant community and young professionals from the continent on topics such as leadership, technology, education, and the importance of creating sustained linkages.

This year, the summit will be followed by a Mandela Day of Service on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The event is being held in partnership with Howard University and President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellows (formerly known as Young African Leaders Initiative), and is organized in recognition of the late Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of public service. During the day of service we will be joined by several volunteers for a few hours of community service with a street clean-up and debris removal at Good Hope Marketplace located at the intersection of Alabama Avenue & Naylor Road SE from 9 am to 1 pm.

Headlining Speakers for the Summit
Guests of Honor
Welcome Remarks
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Opening Keynote
**Dr. Wayne Frederick, President, Howard University
Keynote Address
H. E. Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador, Republic of South Africa
Delivered by Nowetu Luti, Deputy Chief of Mission, Republic of South Africa
Guest Speaker
Pape Samb, Chairman and CEO, Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)

Both events are free and open to the public and are held in commemoration of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Event information can be found by visiting OAA’s website. We look forward to welcoming you to the Annual Young African Connexions Summit and Mandela Day of Service celebration on July 17-18, 2015.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance at the Young African ConneXions Annual Summit

Please RSVP to volunteer at our Mandela Day of Service

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