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Ubuntu: Collaboration for African Development

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This is the 5th annual Yale African Development Conference, organized by the Yale Association for African Peace and Development. The event is a 2 day conference on Yale's campus consisting of keynote speeches and panels by some of Africa's most influential people. The theme for this year’s conference is Ubuntu.

The name Ubuntu is an Nguni term that roughly translates to “human connectedness through kindness” and “humanity to others”. This notion is a cornerstone of development on the continent, calling for institutional collaboration. This year’s conference will attract students and professionals to identify how education, governance, entrepreneurship and the entertainment industry overlap and work together for development on the continent. Our panels and break out sessions will address the role of women in government, educational reform, the Afropolitan’s influence on the entertainment industry and innovation-driven entrepreneurship on the continent.

This year’s conference will feature distinguished speakers including Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank; Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International; and Ibukun Awosika, CEO of the CHAIR centre group.


The conference will feature five discussion panels titled "The New Era of African Education" , "Social Justice", "The Afropolitan and Pop Culture," "Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” and "Women in Government." Attendees will also have the chance to connect with important African businesses and NGOs at our career fair and enjoy an African night market, a closing banquet and an afterparty.

For more information, visit: http://www.yaapd.org/

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