MIPAD set to unveil 100 under 40 honorees
In support of the International Decade for People of African Descent proclaimed by United Nation’s General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024, the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) will officially launch the MIPAD initiative and unveiling of the global list of MIPAD honorees (MIPAD 100 under 40) on March 25, 2017 in Lagos.
The event will coincide with the UN commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and will feature special guest speakers including Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, along with UN officials in Nigeria.
Also, the Awards Dinner in honor of the participants, ‘MIPAD Class of 2017’ is slated for September 26, 2017, in New York City, after the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72). Barack Obama, former U.S. President and António Guterres, current UN Secretary-General, are expected as keynote speakers.
MIPAD is a civil society initiative that identifies and ranks high achievers of African descent in public and private sectors from all around the world as a progressive network of relevant actors to join together in the spirit of recognition, justice and development of Africa, its people on the continent and across its Diaspora.