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President Obama hosted a town hall of emerging African leaders on August 3, 2010. Over 45 nations were represented. 2010 also marks the 50th anniversary year of independence for many countries on the African continent.
According to the White House, the schedule for the summit is as follows:
DAY 1: The President’s Forum with Young African Leaders opens in Washington, DC at the State Department where participants will attend a number of small discussion sessions to explore topics including transparency and accountability, job creation and entrepreneurship, rights advocacy, and the use of technology to empower individuals and communities. President Obama will then welcome the delegates and host a town-hall at the White House.
DAY 2: Participants meet with leaders of Congress on Capitol Hill, participate in leadership and empowerment discussions with Peace Corps, and share in service experiences across Washington, DC.
DAY 3: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale and Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero co-host “The Way Forward Plenary” at the Newseum where delegates will share their ideas from the forum. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with American civil society leaders and resource organizations at an “unconference” following the plenary. The Forum will close with a featured speaker.
Each night, participants will have the opportunity for peer to peer exchange at partner events hosted by the Aspen Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, McKinsey, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.