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2021

Africa Summit Spring Symposium

April 30, 2021

About this Event

The Africa Summit at Princeton is a student-run association that hosts conferences and events bringing together global changemakers to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the African continent. By putting renowned scholars, visionary politicians, and cutting-edge entrepreneurs in conversation with passionate students at Princeton and neighboring institutions, the Summit offers a unique platform to translate ideas and relationships into meaningful action.

Spring 2021 Theme: “African Youth Driving Change on the Continent”

Panels

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Panel 1: COVID-19 and Vaccine Equity in Africa

This panel will explore what vaccine equity looks like on the African continent. Discussions will center on supply chain innovations, the role of global partnerships in driving equity, and country best practices to increase vaccine access and demand. Panelists will also explore the role of African youth in stemming vaccine misinformation, and discuss broader lessons from the pandemic for African health policymakers.

9am - 10:30am EST

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Panel 2: Empowering the Next Generation of African Entrepreneurs

The New Venture Competition (NVC) team of the ASP will host a fireside chat with two (or three) revolutionary entrepreneurs, investors and business people. The chat will be moderated by a member of the NVC team to uncover the inner workings of the innovators behind some of the continent’s highly acclaimed ventures. Through this discussion, newcomers to the Africa business world will discover significant insights on how to establish themselves, assemble a team and drive significant impact.

10:45am - 12:15pm EST

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Panel 3: Youth engagement in Social and Political spaces

Activists have engaged with promoting human rights, driving political discourse, and generating gainful employment opportunities. Our panel will highlight the voices of youth across the continent who are championing their own path to contribute to changes on the continent. We hope to elevate key conversations around the potential for African youth engagement in securing better systems of governance in their communities.

12:30pm - 2:00pm EST

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