The Africa-America Institute’s Second Annual Talent Summit to Focus on Science, Technology and Health

imageFounded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international education and policy organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent’s development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, partner engagement, and research.

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00am-4:30pm, at New York City’s Baruch College, the Africa-America Institute kicks off  its Second Annual Talent Summit.  The event offers assistance and guidance to mid-career professionals seeking employment in Africa.

The Summit panel discussions will address some of the hottest career sectors in Africa, ranging from health care and pharmaceuticals to information technology and energy and power. The World Bank estimates that 2.5 million new engineers and technicians alone are required to achieve key development targets in sub-Saharan Africa.

As Africans in the Diaspora increasingly consider returning home after living abroad, AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit will offer a road-map to making a successful transition to working in Africa as well as promote outstanding African talent to help solve the skills gap and human resource needs of Africa-focused organizations and companies operating in the U.S and on the African continent.

During the panel discussions, Summit attendees will learn from top industry experts on talent management and recruitment about career opportunities and hiring trends in Africa; get an insider look into technology and innovation on the continent; and engage in a conversation with expatriates and repatriates on making a continental career change.

Potential job candidates will be given unparalleled access to networking and conversations with top recruiters, including General Electric (GE) Africa recruitment team, for employment opportunities in the U.S and Africa countries.

The Talent Summit will also officially launch a new section of AAI’s website featuring a job board, advertising opportunities and career development resources for the African Diaspora and organizations that recruit from this talented group.

“For our second annual Talent Summit, we’re offering panel discussions to give potential job candidates insight into what knowledge and skills are needed to make their career transition to working with Africa-focused companies and institutions and what it takes to be competitive in today’s global economy,” said Amini Kajunju, AAI President and CEO. “We’re excited about the lineup for our next Talent Summit and are expecting another big turnout for this year’s event,” said Kajunju.

Some of the outstanding featured panelists include:

Emerging Opportunities: Why The Healthcare Sector Should Be On Your Career Radar
Panelists:
*   Mr. Adeyemi Adewole, Managing Director/CEO, Adcem Healthcare Ltd
*   Mr. Sylvain Saluseke, Managing Director – DRC, Global Access Health Network
*   Dr. Frank Nyonator, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana

Not Your Father’s Africa: An Inside Look at Technology and Innovation
Panelists:
*    Mr. Oluchi Enuha, Business Development, iROKO Partners
*   Mr. Chinedu O.P. Enekwe II, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Tiphub Africa
*   Ms. Anie Akpe, Founder/CEO, Innov8tiv Magazine and IBOM LLC

The Continental Career Change: A Conversation with Expatriates and Repatriates
Panelists:
*   Mr. Pape Massaer Cissé, Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche in Senegal
*   Ms. Njambi Ngunjiri, Talent Acquisition Consultant, Global Career Company
*   Mr. Ayodele Spencer, Technology Infrastructure Services Manager, Credit Suisse

Besides networking at the event, lunch will be provided and participants will have the opportunity to conduct one-on-one conversations with top recruiters, including General Electric (GE) Africa recruitment team. To register for this awesome event click here.

For additional information, click on AAI’s Second Annual Talent Summit and to join the conversation on Twitter use the event hash tag #AfricaTalent.