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Africa Gathering Washington, DC Friday Nov 4, 5:00pm - Sat Nov 5th 6:00pm

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Africa Gathering: Washington DC 2011


The conference that helps us share ideas for positive change is coming to back to Washington

this November. Don't miss your chance to attend this extraordinary event again!

 Our Theme: From Art to Technology, Health to Entrepreneurship:

Who’s Making it happen?

Africa Gathering brings technophiles, thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators and everybody else together to talk about positive change in sustainable development, technology, social networking, health, education and good governance in Africa.

The Africa Gathering conference this November in Washington DC will focus on the re-emerging arts, politics, social movements, and all things under the umbrella of the building of a New Africa, as they organically intersect with the work of women in and of Africa. Delegates and speakers will share their ideas under the palaver tree and discuss how their work drives, or is driven by the help of women in Africa.

We're in back in DC in November with an exciting schedule of events that helps develop business relationships, highlight grassroots and emerging technology that is relevant to Africa whilst encouraging active involvement from Africa focussed businesses, investors and strategists. The evening will also include a number of business focussed talks.

Read more on our website 

Africa Gathering Friday 4th November, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday Nov 4th 2011 – 5PM-8.30PM

Curator: Marieme Jamme – Co-Founder of Africa Gathering Organisers: Molly Mattessich and Kathleen Bomani


1800-1810 : WELCOME – MODERATOR OPENING REMARKS Welcome from the Africa Gathering Team. 1810-1900: Focused Talking Points (The Activators of Africa) Diverse Case Studies- Analysis & Discussion

  • Social Entrepreneurship Education : What do we know about Social Entrepreneurship?
  • Growth and Good Governance in Africa : Where are we?
  • Technology : Are social networks enough?
  • Business Development : How to make ideas happen in Africa
  • Financing the Diaspora : Who is making it happen for them?

1900-1945- Group reflections

  • Compare it to your businesses
  • How apply it to your business context
  • Pros and cons based on your perspective
  • Processes taken to make this conclusion
  • Immediate actions to take forward

1945-2015 Presentation of Outcomes & Discussion on ideas shared 2015-2030: Q&A, interviews, networking


SAIS BOB Building

Room 500

1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Time:  Registration : 5PM Start: 6PM- End: 8.30 PM

 Africa Gathering Saturday 5th November, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday Nov 5th 2011 – 9.30-6PM

0900-1000 : REGISTRATION – NETWORKING – COFFEE 1000-1030 : Welcome from Africa Gathering Team. 1030-1100 : Jackson Mvunganyi – Radio Presenter from Voice of America 1100-1120 : Semhar Araia – Founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) 1120-1140 : Nii Simmonds – Co-Founder of The DAIN Network 1140-1200 : Boima Tucker – Global Citizen 1200-1300 : Lunch Break 1300-1320 : Katherine Lucey – Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Solar Sister 1320-1340 : Barbara Birungi – General Manager of the HIVE Colab in Uganda 1340-1400 : To be announced 1400-1420 : To be Announced 1420-1500 : Coffee break and Networking 1500-1520 : To be announced 1520-1530 : Brainstorming Session – Friday Recap 1530-1630 : Group Reflexions, connection to Nairobi 1630-1730 : Presentation of Outcomes & Discussion on ideas shared. 1730-1800: Q&A, interviews, networking.

Today, Africa Gathering is thrilled to be presented as part of DC Week.


Kenney Auditorium

SAIS Nitze Building

Johns Hopkins University

1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036


Registration: 9AM

Start: 10AM

Finish : 6PM


Are you interested in business sponsorship?

If you are interested in business level sponsorship of Africa Gathering, which guarantees a speaking slot at our event, then please contact us at:

Do you have questions about Africa Gathering Washington, DC Friday Nov 4, 5:00pm - Sat Nov 5th 6:00pm? Contact Africa Gathering London


Africa Gathering London

Africa Gathering is a movement to see African ideas and innovations recognised, used and celebrated. Drawing inspiration from the African Baobab tree, where people traditionally gather to share knowledge, debate issues and learn from each other, African Gathering events – from London to Washington and Nairobi – bring together African change-makers and all those passionate about Africa’s development.

More info on, www.africagathering.og Email us : Want to get involved? - email our Curator:

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