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33rd Annual AAI
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Circle, New York
The Africa-America Institute will host its Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 19 at The Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, New York.
Held annually during the United Nations General Assembly, the Annual Awards Gala is one of the most anticipated Africa-focused events in New York City. The Awards Gala brings together distinguished guests including African Heads of State and diplomats, international and senior U.S. government officials, business and civil society leaders, educators, journalists, philanthropists and other prominent figures who are working towards advancing economic and development progress in Africa.
Since its first Annual Awards Dinner in 1984, AAI has honored individuals who are working to fulfill AAI’s mission of increasing Africa’s human capacity for development and promoting engagement between the African continent and America.
This year’s awards include:
The National Achievement Award presented to H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on behalf of the People of the Republic of Ghana.
The African Business Leader Award presented to Mr. Jim Ovia, Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank.
The Leadership in African Media & Arts Award, presented to Nicole Amarteifio, Creator, Director and Producer of the critically acclaimed television series, An African City.
Additional Awardees to be announced in the coming days
2016 AAI Awards Gala Program Journal
Read the AAI 2016 Awards Gala Program Journal from the spectacular awards gala, featuring 2016 honoree bios, Special Presenters, tributes and sponsors. To access the Program Journal, please click here.