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August 3, 2010



Date: 07/20/2010 Description: President's Forum for Young African Leaders Conference, August 2010 © White House Image



MONDAY, August 2, 2010


18:00 - 20:00               OPTIONAL/NON-OFFICIAL EVENT  (open press)


Leadership in Africa: Networking Event with the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs along with Mercy Corps and ImagineNations

Hosted at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC, 20560



TUESDAY, August 3


7:00                             Registration at the State Department, C Street Entrance


8:00                             Announcements  (open press)

Moderator: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bruce Wharton, Bureau of African Affairs


8:15 - 8:45                   WELCOME  (open press)


                                    Short Video


                                    Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs  


9:00 - 10:00                 FIRST DISCUSSION SESSIONS  (closed to the media)

Five simultaneous, small-group discussion sessions.


A.     Access to Capital

B.      Transparency and Accountability

C.     Freedom of Expression through New Technologies

D.     Investigating Human Rights Abuses

E.     Quality Education and Skills Training


10:00 - 10:15               Coffee/Tea BREAK


10:15 - 11:15               SECOND DISCUSSION SESSIONS  (closed to the media)


A.     Creating Jobs and Encouraging Entrepreneurship

B.      Business and Society: Developing a Responsible Business Climate in Africa

C.     Youth Involvement in Democracy and Governance

D.     Technology and Innovation in Africa: Trends, Tactics and Tools Your Organization Can Use

E.     Advocacy: Speaking Truth to Power and Overcoming Obstacles


11:15 – 12:00               Lunch under tents in courtyard of Harry S. Truman Building


12:15 – 12:30               Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton  (open press)

(Loy Henderson)


12:30                           Depart for White House


14:00 - 15:15               Town Hall with President Obama at White House East Room

(for media coverage, contact the White House)


15:35                           Delegates board buses to return to hotel


18:00 - 20:00               OPTIONAL/NON-OFFICIAL EVENT  (closed to the media)

Business and Opportunity in Africa: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reception

                                    Hosted at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street N.W.





8:30-9:50                     Congressional Visit  (open press)

Senate Dirksen Building, Room G50

Conversation with Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Congressman Donald Payne - 10th District of New Jersey, and Senate and House staff


10:30 - 13:30               Ubuntu in Action: Partnering for Development in Africa

(open press)

The program at Peace Corps Headquarters with returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Africa and partner agencies will focus on promoting innovative partnerships for civic engagement and social entrepreneurship.


14:00 - 17:00               Walking the Talk: Into the Community  (open press)

Participants, accompanied by former Peace Corps Volunteers, will go to one of a number of community service organizations for a dialogue about volunteerism and community service as part of a culture of leadership, and for the opportunity for a hands-on service experience.

Community Service Organizations:

1.      DC Central Kitchen- 425 2nd St NW, Washington, DC

Will dialogue with CEO and Head Chef then work with the Head Chef on meal preparation.

2.      Reaching Out to Others Together - 512 Butler St SE

Will dialogue with staff and then do site mapping with other volunteers talking to local businesses about the community and their engagement.

3.      Boys and Girls Club of Washington- 1000 12th St SE

Will dialogue with staff and spend time with the kids

4.      SOME- 2300 Martin Luther King Ave SE.

Will dialogue with staff and interact with participants in the Center for Employment Training.

5.      First Baptist Church Senior Center- 712 Randolph St NW

Will dialogue with staff and participate in card and jewelry making with senior citizens.

6.      CentroNia- 1420 Columbia Rd NW

Will dialogue with staff and spend time with the youth.

7.      Capital Area Food Bank- 645 Taylor St NE

Will tour facilitates and dialogue with program heads and participate in sorting and preparing food for shipment.


19:30 - 23:30               OPTIONAL/NON-OFFICIAL EVENT  (closed to the media)

                                    McKinsey / Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Dinner and Social Event
W Washington DC Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC



THURSDAY, August 5

All events hosted at the Knight Conference Center, The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (6th Street entrance)


8:30 - 9:30                   “The Way Forward” Plenary (open press)

Discussion with Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale and Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero.


9:30 - 12:30                 Networking and Partnering "Unconference"  (open press)

Tables around the Knight Conference Center will be hosted by a private sector or civil society organization.


12:30 - 14:00              Closing Luncheon  (open press)

Speaker:  Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women


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