Monday, June 1, 2009

Mahmud Departs for Cape Town to attend the Global Changemakers African Youth Summit

LTAS Host Mahmud Johnson has left the country to join over 75 other young people to attend the Global Changemakers African Youth Summit, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. The Summit, which runs from June 3- 6, 2009 is a pre-event to the World Economic Summit on Africa, and will bring together some of the most brilliant young people from the African continent and other parts of the world to, amongst other things, learn, discuss, create and share knowledge and insight on key issues facing the continent, with a focus on creating and implementing on the ground solutions to them; build a network of young social activists and entrepreneurs for and by youth from across Africa and linking them globally, share best practices and organizational tools with which the Changemakers can improve and build their existing grass-roots CAP work and develop new ones; and expose young people to a broad spectrum of individual and organizations that has the capacity to impact in social change including engaging high-level decision-makers at the World Economic Forum on Africa ( those selected to attend the WEF will be representing the views of the wide group with high-level decision-makers at the forum).

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