The Central Working Committee (CWC) for The Future Awards (TFA), which has been described as the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, has announced the date for the 2012 edition.
The event holds on 11 and 12 January 2012 at the Muson Centre in Lagos. The Headline Speaker is Obiageli Ezekwesili, the World Bank Vice-President for Africa. She will be joined by Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church alongside others including Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
“We are excited by the volume of nominations received over the past 14 days, but are working towards a wider spread from across the country especially since our speakers are drawn from across the 6 geo-political zones,” said Adebola Williams, who is Director with The Future Project. “We are also excited to announce that the very admired and impressive Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has accepted to be Lead-In Speaker at the Symposium -joining the stellar list of young and older speakers. This is truly history in the making!”
The event is presented by The Future Project in association with EnoughisEnough Nigeria and the International Republican Institute. Partners include the World Bank, the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, LEAP Africa and Governance 500.
Partners are Africa Magic, Channels TV, Business Eye, BellaNaija.com and CP-Africa.com. The Official Media Partner is Y! (www.ynaija.com).
To enable more participants from across the country, the Central Working Committee has announced a seven-day extension to the deadline for registration for the Nigeria Symposium on Governance for Young & Emerging Leaders, which is courtesy of The Future Awards. Successful nominees will be contacted no later than 48 hours after the deadline.
The Full List of Panelists, Moderators, Lead-In Speakers and Hosts will be unveiled on December 27. The Application Form and more information about the Symposium and The Future Project are available on www.thefuturenigeria.com. Follow @TFProject on Twitter or The Futureby