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.

Objectives

  • 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

REGISTER HERE

SANKOFA FASHION SHOW

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.

Speakers:

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.

Sponsors:

- 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

REGISTER HERE
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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