September 25, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Africa-America Institute, a leading New York-based international education and policy organization, will host a spectacular 60th Anniversary Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 25 at the New York Hilton in New York City. Held annually during the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, distinguished U.S. and African leaders and top diplomats will gather for one of the most high profile Africa-focused event in New York City.
At the Anniversary Gala, AAI will present the African Union with the first-ever AAI Institutional Legacy Award, in recognition of the organizations’ intertwining histories since their respective creation. Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian entrepreneur, a philanthropist and the Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, will receive the 2013 AAI Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy award. Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, newly-appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, will receive the 2013 AAI Distinguished Alumnus Award. A native of Sierra Leone, Yumkella previously served as former Director-General of the United Nations Industrialization Development Organization (UNIDO). Chevron will receive the 2013 AAI Corporate Award for its investment in Africa.
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