Obama to hold forum with African youth from August –, 2010 in Washington DC
Special to USAfrica, and CLASSmagazine Houston.
By Chido Nwangwu, USAfricaonline.com.
A group of young African leaders, mainly from the private sector and civil society, will be hosted by the U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington DC as part of the events to mark years of political independence achieved by almost sub-Saharan Africa countries. “Together with American counterparts and U.S. government officials, the participants will share their insights on key themes of youth empowerment, good governance, and economic opportunity,” said the White House statement.
The event of August –, 2010 titled “The President’s Forum with Young African Leaders”, will include President Obama (son of a Kenyan immigrant and a Caucasian American mother) interacting at a town hall meeting event with the group from almost countries to exchange thoughts on how improve their countries and shape their communities over the next years.
The White House said in the statement that it “presents the U.S. government and American friends of Africa with an opportunity to deepen and broaden our understanding of the trajectories of African societies, and to reflect on how the next generation are building their communities’ and their nations’ futures — just as their predecessors did in the era of independence from colonial rule.”
The issues of economic development, democracy, corruption, transparency, technology empowerment and telecommunications will form key parts of the discussion.
Obama’s Africa agenda, our business and democracy. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine, Houston