New York, NY-(10/31/2011) – The African Affairs Committee of the United Nations Association Southern New York State Division Young Professionals (“UNA-SNY Young Professionals”) cordially invites the public to our annual Friends of Africa Benefit Gala, a celebration of “Innovation in Africa”.
The Gala will be held at the The Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Facility at the Institute of International Education, located at 809 United Nations Plaza (1st Ave between 45th & 46th streets), New York, NY, on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7:00PM.
Please join UNA-SNY Young Professionals as we honor Kennedy Odede for his pioneering work in Kenya as founder of The Kibera School for Girls and CEO of Shining Hope for Communities. Our program features a presentation by Adele Waugaman of the United Nations Foundation spotlighting its Technology Partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and highlighting its innovative approaches to produce real results in Africa.
The Keynote Speaker of the evening is Patrick Hayford, Director of the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa who will enrich the evening through his breadth of international experience. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the United Nations Foundation’s “Nothing But Nets Campaign”, a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria. A spokesperson for the campaign will offer remarks detailing its successes and impact to date.
The event is expected to host over 100 guests, including ambassadors and high profile individuals. The evening will focus on celebrating achievements of innovation, and will encourage young professionals to dedicate their efforts towards creating and promoting positive change in Africa. The Gala will provide an excellent opportunity for New York professionals to interact with individuals who represent the best of innovation within the global African community.
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UNA-SNY Young Professionals seeks to promote the missions and endeavors of the United Nations and the programs of UNA-USA. Through discussions, partnerships, and action-oriented initiatives, UNA-SNY Young Professionals offers its members the opportunity to further their knowledge of pressing international issues, dedicate themselves to making a change in the world, and take a step towards becoming future global leaders.