Event: Beyond Kony 2012: Championing African Leaders Making a Better World
Please join us for a public discussion
Beyond Kony 2012:
Championing African Leaders Making a Better World
Ricky Anywar, Founder, Friends of Orphans Uganda
Anne W. Kamau, Africa Research Fellow, Brookings Institution
Samuel Tesfaye, The Sub-Saharan Press & GMU Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Anthony Cotton, Africa Team Leader, USAID DCA
Chloe Schwenke, USAID Senior Advisor, Bureau for Africa
Opening Remarks by IREX President Ambassador W. Robert Pearson
Thursday, June 28, 2012
9:30am – 11:00am
2121 K Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Space is limited please RSVP to attend by Wednesday June 27, 2012.
While Kony 2012 drew global attention to the heinous acts of warlord Joseph Kony, it is criticized for the absence of African voices on the situation. Too often the news of Africa is focused on disease, corruption, and disasters. IREX is bringing together experts, donors and policymakers to discuss ways to support development through African leadership. Former child soldier now accomplished NGO leader Mr. Anywar will share his experiences helping youth in Uganda and comment on his engagement with his U.S. peers. The other panelists will offer views on the role of women and other factors in promoting African growth.
Coffee and pastries will be provided.
To attend please RSVP by Wednesday June 27, 2012.
Join the conversation by following @IREXIntl and using the hashtag #BeyondKony2012.