An Evening In Africa 17th Annual Lecture Series

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Tampa, FL 33620
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The Ivory Club of Tampa Bay Lecture Series & Gala Night, 

"A Corporate Paradigm for an African Renaissance"

Featuring Mr. Eric Chinje, Senior Advisor at KRL International and former World Bank’s External Relations Manager for Africa as keynote speaker.

Join us as we celebrate the 17th anniversary of our Lectures Series on Africa

Under the theme “A Corporate Paradigm for an African Renaissance”, the evening will include a silent auction, raffle draws, dinner, African cultural dancers, and culminate with dancing to music from across the continent.

An “Evening in Africa” is a charity event that serves as a key fundraising vehicle the Ivory Club of Tampa Bay relies on to support its key programs such as:

This year’s fundraiser will be focused on funding the "Ivory Center", an African Cultural Center serving the Tampa Bay area.

Annual University of South Florida (USF) Endowed Scholarship, initiated in 1999.

International Student Exchange Program where recipient USF Students are sent to an African university for a semester.

Disaster relief, social assistance, and Reading Programs among others.

The raffle draw will include top giveaways including Hisense 70" 4K HDR Smart LED UHD TV,  Ecovacs Deebot N79W Robot Vacuum for Carpets and Hard Floors, and 10'' Amazon Fire Tablet with Alexa.

About the Keynote Speaker

Prior to joining KRL International as Senior Advisor, Eric Chinje was the Director for Strategic Communications at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, a position he took up at the start of 2012. Prior to that he led the Global Media Program at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and, in that capacity, launched the IMAGE (Independent Media for Accountability, Governance and Empowerment) capacity building program to create a corps of development journalists in the Bank’s client countries.

Mr. Chinje also served as the World Bank’s External Relations Manager for Africa and at the African Development Bank (ADB) in Tunis, where he was head of the institution’s External Affairs and Communications Unit. He is currently on the Board of the African Media Initiative (AMI) and is a Co-Founder of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF). Mr. Chinje is also the Vice President of the African Advisory Board of the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Fluent in English and French, Mr. Chinje studied in the universities of Yaoundé (Cameroon), Syracuse (New York) and Harvard (Cambridge, Massachusetts). He was Editor in Chief of Cameroon Television and a contributing correspondent for CNN World Report, and a stringer for the BBC World Service, Voice of America, and Deutschewelle Radio. Mr. Chinje is an Officer of the Cameroon Order of Merit and an Officer of the Dutch Order of Orange Nassau.

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Contact Name Jean-Pierre Nziga or Rene Fontcha

Contact Phone (813) 616-3350

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Location USF Marshall Center

Participation Cost $100

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