Talking about Africa’s Future

From August 3-5 about 120 young African leaders will be chatting’ it up with President Obama at the White House.  “The President will host a town hall meeting with these young leaders to discuss their vision for transforming their societies over the next fifty years” (White House statement, 07/21/2010).

Key issues:

–         Youth empowerment

–         Good governance

–         Economic opportunity

“The forum will include small-group discussions on topics such as transparency and accountability, job creation and entrepreneurship, rights advocacy, and the use of technology to empower individuals and communities” (White House statement, 07/21/2010).

This should make for an interesting discussion. I definitely look forward to hearing the inside scoop.

To read the entire statement on the President’s Forum with Young African Leaders click here



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