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11/19/2016 – 11/13/2016

The Diaspora Demo Summit is the largest gathering of African and African-American led startups and social enterprises outside of the continent of Africa. Aimed at spotlighting the next wave of Diaspora innovators, this years event showcases 12 dynamic businesses from a variety of  different sectors as well as a live stream session from and GigaMeet Founder Chinedu Echeruo, a keynote from New Wave President & CEO Patrick Munis and a panel on diversity and inclusion moderated by Anie Akpe, CEO of IBOM LLC featuring Microsoft’s Melinda Moyo, Daily Spark Media Founder Muoyo Okome and Mitu Yilma and Tia Ayele of Addis Ideas.

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Africa is home to six of the top 10 fastest growing economies in the world.  According to the U.S. International Trade Administration, between sub-Saharan Africa and the US alone, trade totaled over $52 billion in 2014.  It is evident that Africa is a continent with growing economic opportunities. Along with that economic growth, there is an increasing need for national and international human capital.  This now also makes Africa a prime destination for young global leaders who want to serve and make a significant impact. Service opportunities exist across sectors such as business, education, health, and social enterprise.  Our goal is to match these opportunities to talent.  Come out and explore the possibilities
The Talent Africa Series spotlights three major organizations offering Africa-focused Fellowships:
LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program

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­Ambassador Horace G. Dawson Scholars presents its 2nd Annual Black Male Summit on November 21, 2016 from 10am – 3pm.  With so many events happening in the psyche of all Black Americans, we felt the need to challenge ourselves through this year’s theme: “Rise to Greatness!” This monumental event will be hosted at the Cramton Auditorium on the campus of Howard University.  Since 1867, Howard University has been preparing men and women to advance social justice and the preservation of human liberty. In that spirit, Ambassador Horace G. Dawson Scholars chose this venue to carry its message to as broadly as possible.  The Summit is free for all attendees and open to the public. Our goal is to gather 1,000 young Black men ages 14-24 from the DC/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) area to inspire them to dream, to advance themselves in their current situations and to build them up with a deliberate agenda that focuses on education, life skills and conspicuous brilliance in everything they do.
This is a day to reach into the community and support an underserved community with unlimited potential.  By combining robust support from the business community with nurturing mentors and role models, we encourage our young men to explore educational resources, develop critical life skills and connect with true professional guidance. Students will personally engage speakers, panelists, exhibitors and professionals in attendance.  All invited exhibitors are encouraged to offer personal and professional mentors, tutors, internships and even jobs. Many of these boys are already highly skilled!  A select group of these young men will also be invited to attend The Scholars’ 6-Week Summer Enrichment Program to be hosted on the Howard University campus starting in July 2017, where students will prepare for college with classroom sessions and educational workshops in STEM, Communications, SAT/ACT Prep, Financial Literacy, Essay Writing and Social Etiquette

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