TheBlackList Pub

For All Points-Of-The-View.

Taking Africa from Summit to Success - Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator Builds on Momentum of the US-Africa Summit

Taking Africa from Summit to Success - Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator Builds on Momentum of the US-Africa Leaders Summit

 

As the US-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close, attention turns to implementing initiatives that can catalyze the vast potential in African economies. Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) is in its 4th year of doing just that, and has just released an E-book highlighting the program’s unique approach to preparing youth with 21st century employment skills.

Oakland, CA, August 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- As the US-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close, attention turns to implementing initiatives that can catalyze the vast potential in African economies. Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) is in its 4th year of doing just that, and has just released an E-book highlighting the program’s unique approach to preparing youth with 21st century employment skills. The release was timed to coincide with the Summit, which was themed "Investing in the Next Generation."

“We are thrilled to see the US Government bringing focus to the untapped potential in Africa,” said Erna Grasz, founder and CEO of Asante Africa Foundation. “No region holds as much potential for growth. Education is critical to that potential, and our job is to ensure that Africa’s future producers and consumers have the skills to compete in a global marketplace.”

Africa is transforming from a continent in need of assistance to a continent of opportunity. Its economic growth is second only to East Asia, including China, with 8 of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies from 2000-2013. The continent’s 2013 GDP of more than $2 trillion was larger than India’s. 1 But the inability to secure future talent with the right skills prevents firms from quickly scaling their [African] operations to meet demand and to launch new products and services.”2

Asante Africa Foundation aims to change that. The Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator is a catalyst that inspires vulnerable youth from deeply rural areas of East Africa to work with their peers across borders to develop life and leadership skills that will enable them to become successful leaders, entrepreneurs and global citizens. With defined dreams and plans to achieve them, plans to “pay it forward” in their home communities, and the confidence to lead with their peers and elders, the young adults create positive change throughout the year, magnifying the program’s impact.

For information on sponsorship opportunities or to download Asante Africa Foundation’s free Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator Ebook please visit http://www.AsanteAfrica.org/lei.

About Asante Africa Foundation
Asante Africa Foundation believes in the power of knowledge as the catalyst that will empower the next generation of change agents. We provide African youth in deeply rural areas of East Africa with access to high quality education and the tools to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom, creating opportunities to transform Africa and the world. Asante Africa Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with global headquarters in the U.S.A. To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit us at www.asanteafrica.org or email info@asanteafrica.org.

Information Contact:
Erna Grasz, CEO
(925) 367-5586
egrasz@asanteafrica.org
www.asanteafrica.org

~
References:
1 Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States, Acha Leke, Susan Lund, James Manyika, and Sree Ramaswamy, McKinsey Global Institute, August 2014
2 Investment in Global Education: A Strategic Imperative For Business, By Rebecca Winthrop, Gib Bulloch, Pooja Bhatt and Arthur Wood, The Brookings Institution, September 2013

 

 

Views: 53

Comment

You need to be a member of TheBlackList Pub to add comments!

Join TheBlackList Pub


Donations Accepted

Get on TheBlackList with
the following networks:

Facebook Page Twitter Ning foursquare StumbleUpon Digg Blogger pinterest

 

Forum

HP Printers Customer Care Toll Free Number UK (0808-178-2624)

Started by lillian wilson in Technology and Internet services on Monday. 0 Replies

If your printer goes offline it means the connection between your printer and computer is dropped due to which printer goes offline and therefore, it cannot print anything. If you are facing the same problem with your HP printer then you are free to…Continue

Tags: Number, Uk, customer, Care, Support

Violent black nationalist attacks continue - DOJ opens a civil rights investigation of Antioch shooting

Started by TheBlackList-Publisher in Politics. Last reply by Nana Baakan Agyiriwah Oct 13. 1 Reply

Since the SPLC’s warning in August, another violent black nationalist has carried out a mass shooting attack against whites. This time, a…Continue

How Can I Check Whether My System is Secured From Petya Ransomware?

Started by lillian wilson in Technology and Internet services Oct 13. 0 Replies

Just like Wanna Cry ransom ware, Petya also propagates itself across the network. It has been in existence since 2016, it is different from other ransom ware as it just not only encrypts the files but it also overwrites and encrypts master boot…Continue

Tags: Support, Contact, Help, UK, Helpline

Rally for the Civil War’s greatest generations of Union African descent freedom fighters! Instead of Removing confederate monuments & symbols!

Started by SendMeYourNews in Bulletins Oct 12. 0 Replies

Tenth Annual Lower Mississippi Valley Black and Blue Civil War History Program …Continue

© 2017   Created by KWASI Akyeampong.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video

= = http://theblacklist.net/