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, 2023 National African Leadership Conference.
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 the 2023 event in downtown Minneapolis and virtually to engage leaders nationwide on Thursday, December 7, and Friday, December 8, 2023.
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 in-person and virtually in Downtown Minneapolis. Learn more by visiting our Conference Website.
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.