Sankofa54: African Youth Empowerment Conference
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM (EDT)
YAAPD cordially invites you to the second annual Sankofa54: African Youth Empowerment Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is Re-imagining Africa: a closer look at Autonomy, Identity and Perspective. We will ask what it means to be African or part of its diaspora, and how the re-imagination of Africa from an authentic, autonomous, and intellectual perspective can inform efforts to address issues of hunger, political and military unrest, and economic underdevelopment. Sankofa54 offers students the opportunity to partake in a holistic approach to learning about conflict resolution, peace, and development efforts within Africa and to acquire the necessary tools, network, and mentorship to effect change.
This year’s conference will feature distinguished speakers including Teju Cole and Cheikh Tidiane Gadio. There will be five discussion panels concerning economic development, global health, and peace and conflict resolution, as well as a series of breakout sessions regarding education, the role of women in development, and art and activism in Africa. Attendees will also have the chance to connect with important African businesses and NGOs at our networking fair.
For information regarding conference registration, travel to Yale, and acommodation, visit: http://www.yaapd.org/logistics.
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Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development
YAAPD is an association of students at Yale University who are united by a mutual interest in the development of Africa and the improvement of the economic and social welfare of her citizens at home and abroad. Cognizant of awareness, discourse, and action as a driver of continental development, YAAPD seeks to ignite passion among students and youth at-large for conflict resolution, peace, and development on the continent and to prepare those interested in Africa for efficacious and consequential careers focusing on Africa.