Washington, DC — The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC, will host 600 students for a Youth Forum entitled “Africa: A Continent for the 21st Century” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on November 17, 2014 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

In addition to learning about foreign policy as it pertains to Africa and the media, students from the Washington metropolitan area will learn about and discuss the issues of Energy, Peace and Security, Trade and Investment, Energy, Food Security and Agriculture, Health and Technology. Workshops will be convened for teachers and students by policymakers and leading experts in their respective fields.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, will deliver the keynote address. Other Opening Plenary speakers include Heidi Shoup, President of the World Affairs Council-DC; Bernadette Paolo, President and CEO of The Africa Society; Her Excellency Faida Mitifu, Ambassador to the U.S. from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Tami Hultman, Co-Founder of AllAfrica.com; and Kenyan poet, Ana Mwalagho.

Featured presenters convening workshops include Florizelle Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa; Dr. Raymond Gilpin, Dean, Africa Center for Strategic Studies; Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director, Africa Program, Wilson Center; Dr. Chinua Akukwe, Academy Fellow and Chair, Africa Working Group, National Academy of Public Administration; Joshua Sneidman, Office of Strategic Programs, Department of Energy; Dennis Matanda, Manchester Trade; Adi Raval, Power Africa and Trade Africa, USAID; Paul Ofori, Director of Programs, Edusei Foundation; Barbara Edwall, Senior Liaison Officer, Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN; Faustine Wabwire, Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Bread for the World. Continue reading at AllAfrica.com.

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