Nigeria to host African Youth leadership summit, says Official


dsc_3253Nigeria is to play host to the African Youth Leadership Summit 2014 scheduled to hold on June 10 in Abuja.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Dr Obidimma Ezezika, the Coordinator of the summit.

It said that the summit would bring together various delegates and speakers from around the world for knowledge sharing, leadership training and networking.

It said that the African Centre for Innovation and Leadership Development in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Matters would host the summit.

The statement added that the summit would be co-hosted by the African Youth International Development Foundation and would feature the leadership contributions of African leaders and corporate organisations.

It said that the leaders include those that had distinguished themselves within the education and leadership sectors in Africa through the award of “African Role –Model and Community Development”.

The statement said the event would also feature a mix of plenary and concurrent panels on democracy and citizenship.

It would also include leadership, education and career, women and leadership and social innovation interspersed with team building activities and reflection sessions.

“Building on this platform, the delegates will build lasting relationships and understand existing challenges and opportunities for exercising leadership for the public good.

“At the end of the summit, the delegates will collectively develop a communiqué outlining the needs and aspirations of young people,” it said.

It said the summit would also witness presentation of a book titled: “Fostering Innovation and Leadership in the African academy – a pathway for personal transformation”, by Dr Obidimma Ezezika.

“Ezezika, a Nigerian, holds an adjunct faculty position at the Della Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, Canada,” it said.

It said the book “provides solid, tried and tested advice and presents ways for one to become a fulfilled and high-achieving academic within a system that poses many challenges”.

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