MEDIA ADVISORY: AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit to Focus on Science, Technology, and Health

April 4, 2014

CONTACT:  Shanta Bryant Gyan 646.290.8211•


NEW YORK – April 4, 2014 – The Africa-America Institute  will convene its Second Annual Talent Summit, a premier event for mid-career professionals seeking employment in Africa, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00am-4:30pm, at New York City’s Baruch College.

The Summit panel discussions will address some of the hottest career sectors in Africa, ranging from health care and pharmaceuticals to information technology and energy and power. The World Bank estimates that 2.5 million new engineers and technicians alone are required to achieve key development targets in sub-Saharan Africa.

As Africans in the Diaspora increasingly consider returning home after living abroad, AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit will offer a roadmap to making a successful transition to working in Africa as well as promote outstanding African talent to help solve the skills gap and human resource needs of Africa-focused organizations and companies operating in the U.S and on the African continent.

During the panel discussions, Summit attendees will learn from top industry experts on talent management and recruitment about career opportunities and hiring trends in Africa; get an insider look into technology and innovation on the continent; and engage in a conversation with expatriates and repatriates on making a continental career change.

Potential job candidates will be given unparalleled access to networking and conversations with top recruiters, including General Electric (GE) Africa recruitment team, for employment opportunities in the U.S and Africa countries.

The Talent Summit will also officially launch a new section of AAI’s website featuring a job board, advertising opportunities and career development resources for the African Diaspora and organizations that recruit from this talented group.

“For our second annual Talent Summit, we’re offering panel discussions to give potential job candidates insight into what knowledge and skills are needed to make their career transition to working with Africa-focused companies and institutions and what it takes to be competitive in today’s global economy,” said Amini Kajunju, AAI President and CEO.

“We’re excited about the lineup for our next Talent Summit and are expecting another big turnout for this year’s event,” said Kajunju.

Please visit AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit page for more information on panel discussions and agenda. 


WHEN:                         Saturday, May 3, 2014 – 9:00am – 4:30pm

WHERE:   Baruch College – 1 Bernard Baruch Way (25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City

MORE INFO:   For more information, please visit AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit page and the conversation on Twitter at #AfricaTalent.

RSVP: **Media accreditation is required to cover the Talent Summit. To RSVP and if your media outlet is interested in becoming a Media Partner, please contact Shanta Bryant Gyan at or call 646-290-82(646) 290-821111.

ABOUT AAI:        Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international education and policy organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, partner engagement, and research. For more information, please visit


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