Event Date and time: 14 April – 15 April, 2017

Venue Details: Yale University | New Haven, CT 06520 United States

Organisers: Yale Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD)

Event website: Ubuntu: Collaboration for African Development 

Event Cost: $15 – $45

This is the 5th annual Yale African Development Conference, organised by the Yale Association for African Peace and Development. The event is a 2 day conference on Yale’s campus consisting of keynote speeches and panels by some of Africa’s most influential people. The theme for this year’s conference is Ubuntu.

The name Ubuntu is an Nguni term that roughly translates to “human connectedness through kindness” and “humanity to others”. This notion is a cornerstone of development on the continent, calling for institutional collaboration. This year’s conference will attract students and professionals to identify how education, governance, entrepreneurship and the entertainment industry overlap and work together for development on the continent. Our panels and break out sessions will address the role of women in government, educational reform, the Afropolitan’s influence on the entertainment industry and innovation-driven entrepreneurship on the continent.

This year’s conference will feature distinguished speakers including Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank; Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International; and Ibukun Awosika, CEO of the CHAIR centre group.


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