The European Club of Canada as an Observer
The Organisers of the African Diaspora Conference invited Marek Jozef D. Goldyn – Mr Europa – Founder and CEO of The European Club of Canada.
Special report for Euro Canada News
By Angela Khakali,
TORONTO – On Sunday September 29, 2019, members of the African Diaspora congregated at Glendon College, York University, for the pre-launch event for the International African Diaspora Summit. Participants were treated to a variety of panels focused on the 1+1 Million by 2021 Initiative, the Impact of the Diaspora on the African Economy, the Importance of Youth in Diaspora Engagement and a Keynote Speech by Rodrick Miller, the CEO of Invest Puerto Rico, on Effective Strategies for Today’s Developing Economy.
Especially interesting were discussions on how to bridge the gap between Africa and the Diaspora and how to position the resiliency and ingenuity of the continent to to attract investment. This was an excellent opportunity for all actors, private, public and non-profit sectors to re-imagine their role in tapping into the youthful population of Africa for more economic growth.
About the International African Diaspora Summit:The International African Diaspora Summit will be held on October 11 – 13, 2019 in Toronto. It will be composed of 3 days of events, all designed to provide a practical implementation of the African Union 6th Region Canada’s (AU6RC) founding aspiration to leverage the resources of the African Diaspora in North America and around the world in support of the African Union as an institution and its strategic program priorities and initiatives.
About the 1+1 Million by 2021 Initiative:The 1+1 Million by 2021 Initiative aims to catalyse action for youth development in Africa, through providing one million unique young Africans with opportunities in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement (4E’s). At its core, the Initiative will adopt a pan-African outlook and facilitate strategic partnerships to open up new opportunities for young people on the continent of Africa. it will promote African solutions and innovations, co-created with and driven by young people, while building frameworks, institutions and structures for effective engagement of stakeholders, sustainable financing, implementation and accountability.
Angela Khakali is an economist and city builder with extensive experience in infrastructure planning, economic impact analysis, and strategic planning for the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about the intersection of infrastructure,urban innovation and public policy to build inclusive cities.