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Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Thursday, April 6 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
22nd Century: Hey, what’s the Big Idea?

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What are today’s dream teams are working on for the future? How do we tell the story of these ambitious ideas? Frank Sesno will lead a conversation featuring journalists and storytellers from Africa - the world’s fastest changing continent.

Speakers
avatar for Olorunfunmi Adebajo

Olorunfunmi Adebajo

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Olorunfunmi Adebajo has six years of experience in youth and social development. She is the founder of Jade Academy, a youth-development organization aimed at bridging the gap between formal and informal education. She also recently founded Kindle Africa, where she focuses on initiating, developing, and executing strategies of poverty eradication in urban slums by improving access to formal/informal education for women and children. She has... Read More →
avatar for Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Nana Boakye-Yiadom is an international award-winning journalist with over seven years of experience in the industry. Currently, he is the Ghana correspondent for the New York Times, Radio France International (RFI) and global news agency AFP.  He is also the deputy director of news programming at Citi FM in Accra. He won a continent-wide competition, the African Story Challenge, emerging out of over 300 African journalists in 2013. Nana is... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Nkhawanawo Kalera Mhango

Rachel Nkhawanawo Kalera Mhango

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
A Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi chapter award winner in the Maternal and Newborn Health category, Rachel Kalera Mhango has been a practicing journalist for ten years. She works for Times Television as a producer and presenter, having been chosen to specialize in health reporting. She currently hosts a popular TV show on health issues for young Malawians and volunteers in her free time to support young women in accessing... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052