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AYAL Talks: The Africa We Want Believes in Youth
Fri 5 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
“AYAL Talks: The Africa We Want Believes in Youth” is scheduled for Friday, 5th May 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at the University of Manchester. The event aims at empowering and recognizing youth potential to drive change and development in our continent. The day will be marked by a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for young people within African countries as well as in the diaspora.
We are bringing together a diverse - in terms of age and level of experience - panel of bright and inspiring African minds, who have been doing amazingly both academically and professionally, to share their experiences (i.e. failures and successes), within a wide range of areas, to foster knowledge and inspiration to fellow young people, academics and African affairs’ enthusiasts.
1. ADAOBI ADIBE: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng) student at the University of Manchester, Co-Founder and Head of Social Media for the The Sisterhood Movement, Student Venture Capitalist at Campus Capital, and Intern at Morgan Stanley and Huawei in China.
2. DEMILADÉ FALOLA -APOOYIN: International Protection Analyst at the United Nations, Junior Associate of Africa Regional Department of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID UK).
3. EDMILSON ÂNGELO: MSc African Studies at the University of Oxford, Founder and Director of Change 1s Life.
4. MAUDO JALLOW: MSc African Development at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), Co-Director for the LSE Africa Summit.
5. MUSTAFA TEVIN OKON-BRIGGS: Final Year International Relations and Arabic student at the University of Westminster, Delegate Liason for the Global Diplomatic Forum, Co-ordinator/Director of Gives1Project.
6. ZENAIDA MACHADO: Former producer and journalist for Focus on Africa in BBC, in Network African and at the BBC's Portuguese service, Current Angola and Mozambique researcher in the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch Researcher.