Tanzania President’s Top Award

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[Africa News Update]

Distinguished U.S. and African leaders and top diplomats will gather on September 19 in New York City for The Africa-America Institute’s (AAI) 23rd Annual Awards Gala.

The Guest of Honor, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, will accept the AAI African National Achievement Award, on behalf of the People of Tanzania. The Award will recognize Tanzania’s significant progress in promoting access to education at every level, longstanding commitment to conservation, and success in creating an increasingly business-friendly environment.

Paul Tudor Jones II, businessman, conservationist, and founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, is Gala Chair and will introduce President Kikwete. The gala will also honor African and U.S. leaders for leadership in their respective fields. The Grumeti Community and Wildlife Conservation Fund is the Grand Sponsor of the Gala. The AAI Awards Gala is the largest Africa-focused black-tie event in New York City.

AAI is a New York-based international education and policy organization with offices in South Africa and Mozambique and an alumni presence throughout the African continent.

Since 1953, AAI has worked to educate and train African leaders and professionals and foster greater understanding between Africa and the United States. Today, AAI counts more than 23,000 alumni, including Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula, and New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) CEO Firmino Mucavele.  

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