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African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) hosts the National African Leadership Conference

The African Economic Development Solutions invites you and your institution to support and participate in Lifting As We Climb: Unleashing the Potential of African Leaders. The 2023 Virtual National African Leadership Conference is on Friday, December 8, 2023. Thanks to our generous donors, registration for the conference is now FREE.

Hosted virtually and in-person, the 2022 event was a tremendous success, with African leaders from across Minnesota and the country going to their allies in critical discussions on issues of most concern and opportunities for African communities. Back by popular demand, we are excited to produce this 2023 National African Leadership Conference.

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CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

OUTSTANDING SPEAKERS

Join Allies

African leaders from across Minnesota and the country join in critical discussions on issues of most concern and opportunities for African communities. For 2022, our keynote speakers were Professor PLO Lumumba and Dr. Verna Price. Join us in 2023, as we host our Conference virtually. Learn more by visiting our Conference Website.

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BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Explore Vital Subjects 

African Economic Development Solutions invites leaders in critical fields to explore and discuss vital topics. At the conference, we offer many issues for attendees to explore: women & youth, small business, civic engagement, and financing. We break topics into sub-categories - women in leadership, early childhood education, innovation in industry, community ownership, and house & homeownership - to name a few. You can attend session on a wide variety of subjects. 

AFRICAN LIFETIME LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Celebrating African Advocacy

In 2022, African Economic Development Solutions handed out the first African Lifetime Leadership Awards. The objective of the Lifetime Leadership Award is to celebrate people of distinction who have shown and continue to show exemplary community service aimed at improving the lives of African immigrants in the U.S.A.  Learn more about the awards.

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