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The Africa-America Institute to Host 30th Annual Awards Gala: “Powering Africa’s Future through Regional and Global Partnerships”
September 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm$500.00
The Africa-America Institute, a leading New York-based international education and policy organization, will host a spectacular 30th Annual Awards Gala on Monday, September 22, at Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, in New York City. AAI has been dedicated to advancing education and professional training for Africans, and promoting engagement between Africa and America through education, training and dialogue.
The Awards Gala anniversary theme is “Powering Africa’s Future through Regional and Global Partnerships”. Held annually during the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, distinguished U.S. and African leaders and top diplomats will gather for one of the most high profile Africa-focused event in New York City.
AAI’s 2014 Distinguished Honorees are H.E. President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire; Vivienne Yeda Apopo, Director-General of the East African Development Bank (EADB); and Professor Thandika Mkandawire ,Chair of African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE); and General Electric. Jay Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa, will accept the award on behalf of GE.
The evening’s program will feature the presentation of awards followed by a moderated “Conversation on Africa” focusing on fostering greater regional and global partnerships for development with honorees.
Each year, AAI presents awards to extraordinary individuals and corporations who have made remarkable contributions to socio-economic development progress in Africa.