AAI Awards Gala

AAI-gala2015-hp-ad-new-dateSeptember 20, 2016


Cipriani 25 Broadway

New York City

The Africa-America Institute will host its Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 20 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City. The theme of this year’s Awards Gala is “Education: The Key to Africa’s Economic Growth”.
Held during the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, distinguished U.S. and African leaders, business leaders, and top diplomats will gather for one of the most high profile events celebrating African achievement in New York City. This year’s gala will be held on the evening of the US-Africa Business Forum. Proceeds from the awards gala will support AAI’s advanced education and workforce development training programs and scholarships.


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Aliko Pix thumbnailAAI 2016 African Business Leader Award

Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation  



AAI 2016 U.S. Business Leader Award

Stephen Hayes, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)




AAI 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Sunil Benimadhu, Executive Director of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM)



The Awards Gala will also shine a spotlight on African nations making tremendous progress in advancing access to education and economic progress. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the countries.

ATTENTION AAI ALUMS! This year, AAI is making a special outreach to encourage our alumni to attend the Awards Gala. The Gala is an opportunity to reconnect, socialize and network with fellow alumni. Purchase tickets by August 31 to be featured in the Gala Program Journal. LEARN MORE


Evening Program

7:30pm: Cocktail Reception

8:30pm: Dinner and Awards Ceremony


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