About Us

The Princeton African Students Association is a non-exclusive society, open to people of all nationalities who are interested in the culture and affairs of Africa and its diaspora.


  • To foster cultural and social ties with all peoples of African descent in and around the Princeton university community
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of issues and ideas pertaining to Africa and the African diaspora
  • To foster initiatives linking students to various organizations in Africa: public, private and academic with an eye for creating research, internship and fellowship opportunities.
  • To promote understanding, exchange, and cooperation between Akwaaba and other groups in and around the Princeton University community.
  • To work with the Princeton University Administration and the Program of African studies to promote Africa related issues.
  • To act as a community and support base for students of African descent and to serve as a resource or network for all people interested in Africa.
  • To encourage and support African students applying to Princeton University and to help incoming African students settle in the Princeton community.

Board Members

Co-President: Achille Tenkiang '17

Co-President: Konadu Amoakuh '17

Secretary: Chidinma Nwachukwu '19

Treasurer: Doris Ofori '17

Outreach Chair: Esham Macauley '19

Communication Chair: Felix Madutsa '18

Mentorship Chair: Avthar Sewrathan '18

Events Chair: Moni Owoade '17

Associate Events Chair: Dozie Agbim '18

Community-Building Chair: Khaled Tinubu '19

Freshmen Rep: Chris Ratsimbazafy-Da Silva '19

Everyone is welcome to all PASA events. We have many more events scheduled in the coming semester to build our community and organization.

Weekly Events

EVENT: PASA Board Meeting

WHERE: Frist Gallery

TIME: 7pm - 8pm

Leadership Summit

Venue: Friend Center

Date(s): February 11-12, 2017



Venue: TBD

Date: TBD

African Leadership Summit

Princeton African Students Association invites you to attend Princeton University's 1st Annual African Leadership Summit from February 11-12, 2017. REGISTER HERE

Theme: Breaking Barriers

The conference aims to showcase and convene cultural, social, and economic leaders in Africa. The inaugural edition of the conference will enable 150+ attendees to better understand the current developmental trends in Africa. Additionally, this conference will serve as a space for knowledge sharing and intellectual mobilization where the audience will be encouraged to take an active role.


The Conference will feature prominent African cultural, political and business leaders, with keynotes from Claude Grunitzky and Sebastian Spio-Garbrah.

Claude Grunitzky is the Founder and CEO of Trace TV and True Africa, two of the largest African-owned media platforms. Sebastian Spio Garbrah is the Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst of Damina Advisers, a global consulting firm focused on Africa. There will also be a series of panels and workshops featuring promiment entrepreneurs and change makers, like Princeton Alumna Yasmin Belo-Osagie ‘12. Yasmin is Co-Founder and CEO of She Leads Africa, a platform that aims to connect and offer knowledge and support to African female entrepreneurs and professionals.


- The Mamdouha Bobst Center For Peace
- Keller Center for Innovation and Engineering Education
- Pace Center for Civic Engagement
- Department of Mathematics
- Program in African Studies

Dress code:

Business Casual

Saturday February 11th
08:00AM-09:00AM Registration & Breakfast
09:00AM-09:15AM Opening Remarks by PASA Co-Presidents
09:15AM-10:00AM Keynote Address: Claude Graunitzky, Editor-In Chief, True Africa
10:00AM-10:10AM Break
10:10AM-11:10AM What roles do non-profits and governments play in Africa's development? Featuring:

- Joseph Amon, Director, Health and Human Rights Division

- Matthew Forti , Managing Director, One Acre Fund

11:10AM-11:20AM Break
11:20AM-12:20PM Business and Innovation: Unlocking Africa's Private Sector Potential, Featuring:

- Emmanuel Udotong, Co-Founder, The Releaf Group

- Ato Bentsi-Entchill, Co-Founder Revision Prep

-Sebastian Spio Garbah, Markets Analyst, DaMina Advisers

12:20PM-02:00PM Working Lunch: Students will have the opportunity to interact in small groups with panelists
02:00PM-03:00PM Cultural Transformations: African Media and Arts, With:

- Claude Graunitzky, Editor-In-Chief, True Africa

- Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Recording Artist

- Gabeba Baderoon, Poet and Progressive at Penn State University teaching Women's Studies and African American Studies

03:00PM-03:10PM Break
03:10PM-04:10PM Owning It: How African female entrepreneurs and professionals are defying expectations across the continent, With:

- Yasmin Belo Osagie, Co-Founder and CEO of She Leads Africa

- Vanessa Zommi, Anzisha Fellow

- Temi Adeniiji, Director, International Strategy & Operations at Warner Music Group

04:10PM-04:20PM Break
04:20PM-05:20PM Understanding the role of Africa's natural resources in development. Featuring:

- Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC

- Bismarck Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives Company

05:20PM-05:40PM Closing Remarks
07:00PM-09:00PM Dinner
Sunday February 12th
10:00AM Closing Breakfast

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