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Lessons from Africa: Moving from Civic Engagement to Active Participation and Leadership

  • Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 317 63 High St. New Haven, CT (map)

How have changemakers in Africa shifted from surface-level forms of civic engagement to innovations that facilitate active participation and leadership in communities? Join us for a panel with two inspiring Yale World Fellows — Fauziya Ali, founder and president of Women in International Security-Horn of Africa (WIIS-HoA), a Kenyan-based organization that works towards gender, peace, and security initiatives and researcher of the most downloaded UNDP report to date, “Journey to extremism in Africa," which she later turned into a toolkit available as a mobile application; and Joy Olivier, founder of IkamvaYouth, one of the largest education nonprofits in South Africa — as they discuss their work, their approaches to innovation in the field of civic participation and leadership, and their perspectives on the future of innovation in Africa and around the globe.  

This event is part of the Global Innovation Series, an exciting new partnership between Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Programand the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) established by 2017 World Fellow and Tsai CITY Innovator in Residence Baljeet Sandhu. As part of the Knowledge Equity Initiative, the series involves a set of events and discussions hosted around Yale’s campus to explore and celebrate the innovative work of groundbreaking global changemakers across industries, geographies, and cultures. Each event is built in partnership with other centers across the university to connect World Fellows with the community and to encourage multidisciplinary debate and knowledge exchange.

Earlier Event: November 13
Member Orientation (CANCELLED)