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. 
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.

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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