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Learning from Innovative African Leaders

  • Afro-American Cultural Center 211 Park St. New Haven, CT (map)

This panel celebrates courageous African leaders and innovators of today who are creating positive change in government, law, social justice, and creative activism. Join us for a panel with three 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; Ibou Niang, Head of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa Guinea office; and Michael Kalisa, lawyer, transitional justice expert and Legal Specialist with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in the Central African Republic — as they discuss their journeys, their current work, and their perspectives on the future of innovation in Africa and around the globe.

This event, produced in partnership with the Afro-American Cultural Center, 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.