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The Future Festival to host Africa’s largest conversation on diversity and inclusion Saturday 28 November.

The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) today has announced that its first-ever TV and digital edition of The Diversity Summit will hold on 28 November, 2020. 

The TV and digital diversity summit will bring together over 100 of the most influential leaders and thinkers across Nigeria and Africa to discuss and tackle urgent issues affecting young people, ranging from diversity, inclusion, equality, spirituality, identity, capitalism, environment, special needs and human rights. This year, the theme is ‘We can’t breathe: Exploring power, privilege and the potential for real change.’ 

“For 15 years, The Future Awards & Festival has pioneered social, public and private sector trends and change focused on youth-driven culture,” said Bukonla Adebakin, Chief Operating Officer, RED | For Africa and Senior Advisor to The Future Project. 

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“It is time once again to pioneer, by inspiring deep and wide conversations about the new frontiers of human potential that are now insistently knocking on Africa’s doors / it is time for players from governments to businesses to culture shapers to embrace these imperatives and build strategies that give them life. That future is inevitable, and this conversation will underscore why – and how we must proceed”, she added.  

Panel sessions include topics such as; Toxic Environment: Climate change and African governments; Nigeria is not America: Importing Western battles into Nigeria; The Vagina Dialogue: The line from purity culture to rape culture; The Turning Point Generation: Will Gen Z succeed where millennials are failing?; Love does not win elections:

The only way young people can actually take over power; Not too young to run: Will young people in government actually change anything?; What were you wearing?’ How not to talk about rape; Wokespaces: What companies need to do about a socially engaged workforce; and Be a man!’: The trap of toxic masculinity.  

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The Diversity Summit 2020 will be part of 3-day TV & Digital The Future Festival. It will air live from 12 – 6pm on Pop Central Channel 165 DSTV and online via thediversitysummit.com.  

The Future Festival is presented by The Future Awards Africa and Y! Africa. Media partners are MTV Base, Africa Magic, Pop Central, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, BellaNaija.com and YNaija.com. 

Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA or visit our website awards.thefutureafrica.com  

The official hashtags for 2020 are #TheFutureFestival, #TFAA15 and #TheAgeofRevolution. 

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About The Future Awards Africa  

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.  

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