Africa Together 2015 Event Preview – Celebrating Africa Day at Cambridge University
We can all attest to the power of thought. How we perceive internal and external activities can have profound effects on how we approach events and deal with challenges. Hence the sensitivity of the mind stress the need for active and prospective change-makers to maintain a positive countenance towards the motherland through paying special attention to how receive the information pertaining to Africa that our minds ingest.
We are excited and proud to announce our partnership with the African Society of Cambridge University on their annual showcase of the continent’s best: Africa Together 2015, taking place on the 5th June.
To commemorate Africa Day, ‘Africa Together 2015’ will look to challenge long-held narratives and perceptions believed to have limited African creativity. It will also celebrate those empowering others as well as highlighting individuals making waves on the continent. In essence the event, taking place at the Cambridge Union, aims to encourage students and professionals to ‘re-imagine’ Africa through more aware lenses that are informed on the range of opportunities on the ground.
The event will play host to exciting panel discussions on topics ranging from pertinent themes such as female leadership in Africa, entrepreneurship, health and education, through to more creatively-rooted conversations about media, art and culture.
As is to be expected Cambridge will provide a plethora of high calibre panellists to aid discussions and provide expert opinions on the aforementioned topics. Special mentions to our friends Solomon Mugera (BBC World – Editor for BBC Africa) and Yasmin Belo-Osagie (She Leads Africa) who will be contributing on the topics of media and entrepreneurship respectively. Do also keep an eye out for the likes Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE (KPMG International’s Global Head of Corporate Citizenship), Theo Sowa CBE (Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund) and Yaba Badoe (award-winning, Ghanaian-British, documentary film-maker) and many other distinguished guests.
Tickets will sell out quickly. Make sure you do not miss out!
We look forward to seeing you there!