One of the closing event for the President’s forum with young African leaders was a Networking and Partnering Unconference held at the Newseum in Washington D.C. The program was aimed at developing new partnership and deepen ties between public sector and civil society leaders in the United States and throughout Africa.
The networking session provided a platform for participants to engage in discussions with leading U.S. organization focused on: Economic Opportunity and Entrepreneurship; Advocacy, Transparency, and Human Rights; Social Responsibility, Volunteerism, and Interfaith Action; Leadership and Youth Empowerment; and Innovative Solutions for Global Health.
A“Way forward” plenary session was earlier hosted as a catalyst for an ongoing conversation for the youth leaders. The Panelists included three representatives of the delegates-Thomas Kojo Quayson from Gambia, Lindelwe Fikile Karabo Nxumalo from Swaziland and Patrick Henrico Sam, from Namibia; Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Judith McHale; and Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero.
Here is a video of the panel:
Adewole Taiwo, one of the Nigerian delegates also shares his feedback: