3rd Annual Young African Leadership Symposium

The Council of Young African Leaders (CYAL) in partnership with The City University of New York (CUNY) announces the 3rd Annual Young African Leadership Symposium.

Please join us on October 18-19, 2013.

Themed “AU @50: Defining Youth Participation and Equal Partnership in Driving Africa’s Development”the two-day event will feature a series of panel discussions and workshops encompassing innovation in leadership, education and social entrepreneurship.

Africa Volunteer Corp’s Director Caitlin Kelley will be participating in the Innovative Leadership Panel.

To RSVP click here.

Check out the Symposium schedule below:


Keynote address: Alhassan Andani, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank in Ghana.

Opening Dialogue Panel: 
H.E William Awinador-Kanyirige, Deputy Ambassador to Deputy Permanent Representative at Ghana Permanent Mission to the UN
Kwame Akonor, African Development Institute
Bobby Digi, Island Voice
Salathiel Ntakirutimana, Youth Globe and UN Youth Advocacy

Innovative Leadership Panel: 
Chid Liberty, Liberty & Justice
Decker Ngongang, Echoing Green
Solome Lemma, Africans in the Diaspora
Caitlin Kelley, Founder of Africa Volunteer Corp
Moderated by Okenfe Lebarty

Education Panel:
Milton Almadi, author and Founder of Black Star News
Kwesi Koomson, Shoerke Foundation
Chelsey Roebuck, Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc.
Mary Amoah, Speech and Hearing Center Ghana
Moderatated by Nekpen Osuan


NETWORKING RECEPTION, October 18, 2013- 6PM-10PM
Katra Lounge
217 Bowery New York, NY 10002

PANEL DISCUSSIONS, October 19, 2013- 8AM-5PM
CUNY Hunter College
695 Park Ave New York, NY 10065


Official Hosts: Made in Africa

Windfall Lounge
23 W. 39 St. ( Btwn 5 &6 Aves)
$10 ALL Night for CYAL/YALS attendants
Must RSVP ahead of time (limited tickets available at the door)
To RSVP click here.