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Tue, Nov 28


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New England African Diaspora Tech Leadership Convening

Innovating at the Intersection of US-Africa Interests - Networking and Harnessing the power of African Diaspora Tech Leaders in an age of hyper-exponential growth in AI

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 New England African Diaspora Tech Leadership Convening
 New England African Diaspora Tech Leadership Convening

Time & Location

Nov 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Online/Virtual Event


About the Event

1. Opening Remarks (5minutes)

- Welcome and Introduction: Brief opening by the event host - Kwabena Boateng, Founder/President, African Diaspora Nation|Head of System Safety and Trust, Amazon- highlighting the program's purpose and acknowledging the presence of key attendees.

- Acknowledgment of Traditional Land: Recognizing the traditional custodians of the land.

2. Keynote Address (10 minutes)

- Mrs. Deniece Laurent-Mantey, Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Board for African Diaspora Engagement: Focused on strategic solutions to harness Africa's youth bulge in the context amidst tectonic shifts caused by AI revolution.

3. Panel Discussion (45 minutes)

- Topic: "Innovating for Africa: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of AI."

- Participants: A diverse panel of African diaspora tech leaders and local Boston innovators.

- Moderator: M. Kwadwo Poku, Director of DE&I, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

4. Speed Networking Break (10 minutes)

- Informal Networking: Opportunity for attendees to discuss ideas, exchange contacts, and engage with speakers and panelists. Harnessing AI for Social Good in Africa."

5. Interactive Workshop (20 minutes)

- Workshop : "Building Sustainable Tech Ecosystems: Lessons from Boston to Africa."

6. Showcase of Innovation/Collaboration Opportunities(10 minutes per session) - Mr. John Oteng Facilitating

-AI & Job Creation - Opportunities for African Youth

Prof. Richard Boateng, University of Ghana Graduate School of Business

- Q&A Session: Allowing audience engagement with the presenter.

-International Collaboration Opportunity

Prof. Celistine Iwendi, University of Bolton, UK

- Q&A Session: Allowing audience engagement with the presenter.

7. Fireside Chat (15 minutes)

Adwoa Asare as Host and Dr. Collins Yeboah Afari, Director General of Ghana India Kofi Annan ICT Center of Excellence  as Guest.

- Dialogue Between a Prominent Tech Leader and a Young African Innovator: Focusing on mentorship, challenges, and growth in the tech industry.

8. Closing Remarks (10 minutes) John Oteng/Brandon Kabagambe

- Summary and Call to Action:

- Thank You Note: To speakers, panelists, attendees, and organizers.

9. Post-Event Networking (30 minutes)

- Open Floor for Networking: Further discussion, collaboration opportunities, and relationship building.

- Closing of the Event.

This program is designed to maximize engagement, encourage collaboration, and provide a platform for diverse perspectives. It balances informative sessions with interactive and networking opportunities, ensuring a dynamic and impactful event.”

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