September 25, 2013
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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 events celebrating African achievement in New York City.
Organization of African Unity
AAI Institutional Legacy Award
H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chair of the African Union Commission, will accept the award on behalf of the African Union.
Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist and Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited and Founder, Tony O.Elumelu Foundation
AAI Leadership Award in Business and Philanthropy
Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All Initiative
AAI Distinguished Alumnus Award
2013 AAI Corporate Award for its corporate responsibility initiatives across Africa
The Gala program will feature a “Conversation on Africa’s Past, Present and Future”. Invited speakers are Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Chair of the African Union H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, President of Ghana H.E. John Dramani Mahama (Confirmed), President of Namibia H.E. Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba; President of Nigeria H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, and President of South Africa H.E. Jacob Zuma; and President of Tanzania H.E. Jakaya Kikwete (Confirmed).
5:45pm–6:15pm: Press Briefing
6:00pm–7:00pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00pm: Dinner and Awards Ceremony