Colorado Africa Summit

Oct 21 2016

Africa Agenda’s
Ingenuity Summit 2016



With the gracious support and assistance of:

Africa InitiativesPosner Center for International Development


Registration (5:30-6:00):

African cuisine (buffet) provided by:

West African drumming and dance – Makomba Dance Ensemble


Invocation & Opening Remarks (6:00-6:15):

Nii Armah Sowah

Nii Armah Sowah

Ghanaian-born arts educator/professor of Dance, University of Colorado (CU) Boulder




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Sculptor, African Art Collector


Gabrielle Bryant

Journalist, Channel 12; President, Colorado Association of Black Journalists




Endale Getahun

Manager, 93.9 KETO FM, African Multicultural Radio




Peter Van ArsdalePeter Van Arsdale, PhD

Professor and Lead, African Initiatives, Josef Korbel School of International Studies




Ryan Frazier

Businessman and former Councilman, City of Aurora





World Cafe (6:15-8:00 pm)

Discussion on key questions of Africa’s ingenuity in addressing media, public participation and social and economic development.  Each table will be led by specialists working on these cutting issues.



Chris Allan

Chris Allan

Social Change Evangelist, Picher Allan Associates





Table Leaders

Africa agenda expresses sincere appreciation to the following inspiring specialists who have agreed to lead table discussions:



Gregory Clough

Project Manager, West Africa for Oceans Beyond Piracy, One Earth Future Foundation




Katherine Davis

Katherine Davis

Principal, Davis Communication Strategies




Karen Mulberry

Karen Mulberry

Director, Strategic Initiatives, ICANN





Public Participation


Dr. Jude Fokwang

Assistant Professor, Regis University




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Dr. Luka Powanga

Professor & Executive Director, Global Commerce Forum host of Energy Africa Conference




Social and Economic Development

Katie Langland

Katie Langland

Community Health Worker Trainer, Denver Health; Peace Corps Organizer




Craig Harris

Craig Harris 

Vice President & Director, Energy and Industry Central Division, MWH, now a part of Stantec




Sarada Krishnan

Dr. Sarada Krishnan

Director, Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives, Denver Botanic Gardens





Post-Dinner Music and Networking (8:00-9:00pm)

Please be our guests for music and networking after the program.


Special Thanks:

We are very grateful to the support of the following organizations for their financial, in-kind and volunteer assistance critical to this year’s Summit.

Thank you to the individuals who have given of their time and resources to make the event a success, in addition to the table leaders and speakers:

  • Angela Jackson
  • Chris Allan
  • Danielle Boyd
  • Gellilla Gebre-Michael
  • Kathryn Wright
  • Marcelo Ramirez Garcia-Rojas
  • Raevyn Goates
  • Lionnel Bumbakini
  • Callen Blackburn
  • Alex Richard