The Council of Young African Leaders (CYAL) will host its 5th annual CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium (YALS) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, New York. This year’s theme, Transforming Africa through Partnerships, will focus on the importance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and explores ways the African diaspora can engage with the Continent in the areas of development thought PPPs. This year’s program will feature keynote addresses by Ms. MacDella Cooper, CEO of MacDella Cooper Foundation and Ms. Bisila Bokoko, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Philanthropist among other high profile speakers and panelists.
“If you are in the New York area on November 6 and 7, you do not want to miss the 2015 CUNY-YALS because it is a unique opportunity to be part of the conversation about Africa,” said Loukman Lamany, YALS’s 2015 Chairperson. Similar to a Town hall Debate, the symposium is designed to be engaging, encouraging speakers, panelists, and the audience to discuss the most pressing African issues and how they can be solved through partnerships.
The CYAL is proud to partner with the CUNY University Student Senate on this symposium to provide a platform for African youth to lead the way in formulating Africa’s solutions.