Video: The Value of Higher Education in Development

  • Jul 29, 2014
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     In June 2014, 500 young African leaders demonstrating exemplary entrepreneurial and civic leadership arrived in Washington D.C. to participate in the first ever Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship, a six-week academic and training program that seeks to prepare the next generation of African leaders for the 21st century, which will culminate with a three-day Presidential Summit for Washington Fellows on July 28. Join us for a conversation on the educational and entrepreneurial opportunities and challenges facing African youth, the value of higher education in development, and the vital role that the private sector can play in investing and strengthening education in Africa.

    The Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:

    The Value of Higher Education in Development: A Conversation with 2014 YALI Washington Fellows on Education and Youth Entrepreneurship

    Introductory Remarks by:

    Peter Woicke
    Former CEO of the International Finance Corporation; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    A Panel Discussion Featuring:

    Regina Agyare
    Founder, Soronko Solutions; Participant in the 2014 YALI Washington Fellowship

    Araba Hammond
    Chief Operations Officer, Village of Hope orphanage; Participant in the 2014 YALI Washington Fellowship

    Joseph Duffey
    Senior Vice President, Laureate Education, Inc.

    Mohammed Khan
    Senior Education Specialist, Global Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services-Education, The International Finance Corporation

    Moderated by:

    Nicole Goldin
    Director, Youth Prosperity, and Security Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies