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The African Diaspora Young Leaders (ADYL) Summit Hosted by African Union Mission


Dear All,

As promised, the much anticipated African Diaspora Young Leaders (ADYL) Summit is here!

The African Diaspora Young Leaders (ADYL) Summit is hosted by the African Union in Partnership with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. African Development Foundation, and the Constituency for Africa. Building on strengthening partnerships between the United States and Africa, the summit will be a unique opportunity where some of the best and brightest young leaders from cities across the United States, convene with young leaders from cities across the African Continent in the nation’s capital.

Summit sessions will include: 

  • Next Generation of Leaders: Building Bridges and Unity of Purpose.
  • Business and Entrepreneurship: Building Partnerships that Matter.
  • Social Advocacy and International Development: Making a Difference with One Voice.
  • Africa and the Diaspora in Culture and Entertainment

The Summit will be followed by a closing dinner with the African Diplomatic Corps, Private Sector representatives and U.S. government officials for all summit participants.


Speakers for the summit will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Please find attached a flyer and the application for the Summit. The deadline for the application is now Monday, June 4th, 2018. Please read through the application and contact with any questions that you will have.