Program of July 17th Launching Conference at AAU

Conference on Bridging the Leadership Gaps in Africa

July 17th 2019 @ 2 – 6pm

Addis Ababa University, FBE Campus, Eshetu Chole Hall

1:00 – 2:00: Registration and Networking, Volunteers

2:00 – 2:05: Welcoming, Master of Ceremonies, Meti Shewaye

2:05  – 2:15: Opening Remark, Prof. Tassew Woldehanna, President of AAU

2:15 – 2:30: Recognizing guest of honors, Master of Ceremonies

  • Recognizing all of our guest of honors by mentioning their names
  • A few of our guest of honors making brief remarks

2:30 – 3:00: Keynote Speaker, H.E. Dr.-Eng. Getahun Mekuria

Theme: “The significance of raising competent leaders at all levels to transform Africa.”

3:00 – 3:05: Success Stories of Ethiopian leaders

  • Semhal Guesh, CEO of KABANA Leather

3:05 – 3:20: Presentation, Dr. Assegid Habtewold

Theme: Explaining the Bridging the Leadership Gaps in Africa Initiative

3:20 – 3:25: Success Stories of Ethiopian leaders

  • Samuel Bekele, CEO of Spotlight

3:25 – 3:40: Speech, Dr. Eyob Mamo

Theme: The Leadership Qualities Needed to Transform Africa in One Generation.”

3:40 – 4:25: Panel Discussion, Facilitator, Kalkidan Tadesse

  • Sewit Haileselassie, Bridging the Gender Leadership Gap
  • Abiy Shimelis, Bridging the Geographic Leadership Gap
  • Maceda Afework, Bridging the Generational Leadership Gap

4:25 – 5:25: Consultative Discussion, Facilitator, Dawit Tesfa

  • Theme: Next Steps and Brainstorming with strategic partners

5: 30: Closing Remark




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