|Over the next three years, TFAA will hold in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya – with an approved franchise to hold in Cote D’Ivoire. 10 franchises have also been opened up by the committee for approval.
“This will culminate every three years in an African event that will be a meeting of minds of the brightest and best of Young Africa – to collaborate, to network impact, and to cross-learn,” said Jamie Drummond, co-founder of ONE and another member of the board.
This year, the award will host a Nigeria edition – that will focus on finding bright spots in what has been a difficult year for Nigeria; identifying the innovators, entrepreneurs, creative and leaders who have built, or extended models of growth and change regardless.
“The Future Project has a simple purpose: to build empowered citizens,” says Bukonla Adebakin, who is deputy chief operating officer. “We are excited by our board mandate to actualize that purpose through its project, The Future Awards Africa. Africa needs more active citizens making a marked difference for the continent through their countries. We look forward to working with them, community to community.”
The Future Awards Africa 2016 is powered by RED. The event holds in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, 18 December, 2016