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THIS YEAR’S HONOREES

headshot-irelandJAY IRELAND
President & CEO of GE Africa
In recognition of his accomplishments as an innovative leader and his dedication to high-impact investments and growth opportunities across the continent.

Jay Ireland is the President and CEO of GE Africa. He leads GE’s operations on the sub-continent across power generation, healthcare, transportation, oil & gas and aviation. He is a GE Officer and a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Prior his GE Africa appointment, Ireland led GE Asset Management (GEAM), a global investment firm with about US$120 billion in assets under management. Before heading GEAM, Ireland was President of NBC Universal Television Stations and Network Operations where he had overall executive responsibility for NBC Universal’s 10 television stations, the Telemundo network and its 16 Spanish language television stations. Before joining NBC in 1999, he had been the CFO of GE Plastics.

headshot-paula-kahumbuDR. PAULA KAHUMBU
CEO of WildlifeDirect
In recognition to her accomplishments as a vocal advocate and mobilizer, a champion of cross-sectoral and African-led conservation efforts and a visionary in the field of wildlife protection.

Dr. Paula Kahumbu is the CEO of Kenyan Conservation NGO WildlifeDirect and is leading the hard-hitting Hands Off Our Elephants Campaign with Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta. Hands Off Our Elephants is a campaign to restore Kenyan leadership in elephant conservation through behavior change at all levels of society, from rural communities, to business leaders and political decision makers. She is a Kenyan conservationist with a PhD from Princeton University where she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and conducted her field research on the ecology of forest living savanna elephants in southern Kenya.


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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS.*

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*List in Formation

From June 8-11, 2017, Princeton in Africa welcomed our newest 2017-18 fellowship class for orientation at the brand new Louis A. Simpson building. The Fellows listened to panels presented by PiAf staff, alumni and board members. The Fellows received professional advice about living and working on the African continent, but also spent plenty of time conversing and getting to know one another. Some have even started to plan meetups and group trips during their fellowship year.

Now our 48 bright and talented Fellows have begun to head out to their respective countries to support our fellowship organizations. They will be working in 13 countries with 31 organizations including these six new ones: Ashinaga, Foster Lewis, Global Partnerships, Legal Resources Centre (LRC), mSurvey, and Resonate – Check out our full list of host organizations here!

Learn more about our Fellows here. We are so excited for all that is to come for our new hard-working and passionate Fellows. Welcome 2017-18 PiAf Fellows!

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Princeton in Africa’s Annual Gala will be on October 16th, 2017. Save the date and join us in honoring Jay Ireland and Paula Kahumbu. For more information, click here. To learn about Sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
A private club in Manhattan, New York City, NY
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner, Program, Live Auction & Entertainment

JAY IRELAND
CEO of GE Africa
In recognition of his accomplishments as an innovative leader and his dedication to high-impact investments and growth opportunities across the continent.

DR. PAULA KAHUMBU
CEO of WildlifeDirect
In recognition to her accomplishments as a vocal advocate and mobilizer, a champion of cross-sectoral and African-led conservation efforts and a visionary in the field of wildlife protection.


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On October 24th, we honored Dwight Anderson and Leymah Gbowee at our Annual Gala. It was an incredible and inspiring night. Thank you to everyone who attended and for your continued support. Pictures from the evening can be found here.


Join us for our 2016 Annual Gala on Monday, October 24th, 2016! This year we will be honoring Leymah Gbowee and Dwight & Julie Anderson.

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If you would like to sponsor this event, please fill out our PiAf 2016 Benefit Sponsor Pledge Form and mail or email the form to the PiAf Office.

The Gala Auction Catalog can be found here.

Alumni are entitled to discount Gala tickets. To purchase alumni tickets, email events@princetoninafrica.org.

 


Please Join Us

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
A private club in Manhattan, New York City, NY
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner, Program, Live Auction & Entertainment

For the presentation of
The Princeton in Africa Founders Medal to
DWIGHT & JULIE ANDERSON
Ospraie Management LLC
In recognition of their commitment to Princeton in Africa and to the advancement
of the African continent, through their ongoing investments in African-based
markets and their transformative support of Princeton in Africa’s mission and
work.
Special Guest Presenter: Richard Adkerson

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The Princeton in Africa Medal to
LEYMAH GBOWEE
Nobel Peace Laureate & Founder of The Gbowee Peace Foundation
For her commitment to peace and justice, dedication to
empowering the youth of Liberia and other parts of West Africa, and ongoing
advocacy on behalf of women and girls around the world.
Special Guest Presenters: Abigail Disney & Gloria Steinem

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or call (609) 258-7215. www.princetoninafrica.org

 

 

In early June 2016, Princeton in Africa welcomed our newest 2016-17 fellowship class. Our 49 inspiring, talented and dedicated Fellows have begun to head out across the African continent to support our fellowship organizations. They will be working in 15 countries with 31 organizations (including two new host organizations, Young 1ove and HelpAge International – see the full list of our incredible host organizations here!). We received 428 applications this year, and as you can imagine, the 2016-17 fellowship class is as impressive as ever.

Our pre-departure orientation was held here in Princeton from June 1-5, 2016. This year’s orientation featured a panel of alumni who shared their experiences, stories and invaluable advice with our Fellows, as well as a career panel of professional guests who offered our Fellows insight and guidance on how to make the most of their fellowship year. In addition, there was plenty of time for our Fellows to bond over shared interests and experiences and have fun along the way! We are excited to see our Fellows continue to grow as individuals and as a community over the course of their fellowship year.

Our new Fellows are bright, adventurous, and passionate about the African continent, and we can’t wait to experience the year ahead with them. Welcome 2016-17 PiAf Fellows!

2016-17 Fellows' Orientation Group Photo

The roles and sectors listed below are to provide applicants for 2018-19 fellowships with an idea of the work these fellowship posts entail. The majority of our Fellows fill many roles at their fellowship posts and the roles listed here are not exhaustive. The chart below represents roles Fellows have filled in the past at the fellowship organizations and serves to illustrate what the work could involve. Please keep in mind that the roles within our fellowship organizations are often changing and evolving and don’t necessarily stay the same from year to year. In addition, while most fellowship posts continue from year to year, not all posts will be available in the next fellowship year. Please use the information below to give you a sense of what may be available in the coming year.

Organization Location Sector Role
African Leadership Academy South Africa Education & Youth Capacity Building Fundraising & Donor Relations; Communications & Marketing
African Leadership Academy South Africa Education & Youth Capacity Building Fundraising & Donor Relations; Communications & Marketing
African School of Economics Benin Education & Youth Capacity Building Operations, Finance & Administration, Research Analysis & Database Management, Communications & Marketing, Report Writing
African School of Economics Benin Education & Youth Capacity Building Operations, Finance & Administration, Research Analysis & Database Management, Communications & Marketing, Report Writing
African School of Economics Benin Education & Youth Capacity Building Operations, Finance & Administration, Research Analysis & Database Management, Communications & Marketing, Report Writing
Ashinaga Uganda Education & Youth Capacity Building Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Youth Development & Mentoring
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Botswana Public & Community Health Research, Analysis & Database Management; Monitoring & Evaluation; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Swaziland Public & Community Health Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination; Youth Development & Mentoring
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Tanzania Public & Community Health Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Program Management; Operations, Finance & Administration
Clinton Health Access Initiative South Africa Public & Community Health Program Management; Financial & Market Research; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Clinton Health Access Initiative Swaziland Public & Community Health Program Management; Financial & Market Research; Research, Analysis & Database Management; Monitoring & Evaluation
Clinton Health Access Initiative Swaziland Public & Community Health Program Management; Financial & Market Research; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) Tanzania Public & Community Health Fundraising & Donor Relations; Monitoring & Evaluation
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) Tanzania Public & Community Health Communications & Marketing; Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination
Equal Education South Africa Advocacy, Research & Civil Society Research, Analysis & Database Management; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination; Operations, Finance & Administration
Foster Lewis Malawi Business & Economic Development Program Management; Financial & Market Research
Gardens for Health International Rwanda Public & Community Health Communications & Marketing; Multimedia, Graphic & Website Design; Fundraising & Donor Relations
Global Partnerships Kenya Business & Economic Development Research Analysis & Database Management; Financial & Market Research
HelpAge International Kenya Advocacy, Research & Civil Society Fundraising & Donor Relation; Report Writing; Workshop Design & Facilitation
Hope Through Health Togo Public & Community Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Imani Development Malawi Business & Economic Development Program Management; Financial & Market Research
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania Tanzania Education & Youth Capacity Building Communications & Marketing; Youth Development & Mentoring; Teaching
Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania Tanzania Education & Youth Capacity Building Communications & Marketing; Youth Development & Mentoring; Teaching
International Rescue Committee Kenya International Humanitarian Aid & Development Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
International Rescue Committee Kenya International Humanitarian Aid & Development Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
International Rescue Committee Sierra Leone International Humanitarian Aid & Development Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
International Rescue Committee Somalia (based in Kenya) International Humanitarian Aid & Development Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
International Rescue Committee Uganda International Humanitarian Aid & Development Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
Kucetekela Foundation Zambia Education & Youth Capacity Building Program Management; Youth Development & Mentoring; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation
Legal Resources Centre South Africa Advocacy, Research & Civil Society Report Writing; Research Analysis & Database Management; Operations, Finance & Administration
Lutheran World Federation Uganda International Humanitarian Aid & Development Communications & Marketing; Monitoring & Evaluation; Report Writing; Fundraising & Donor Relations
Lwala Community Alliance Kenya Community-Level Development Monitoring & Evaluation; Communication & Marketing; Fundraising & Donor Relations; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination; Computer Programming
Maru-a-Pula Botswana Education & Youth Capacity Building Teaching; Youth Development & Mentoring
Maru-a-Pula Botswana Education & Youth Capacity Building Teaching; Youth Development & Mentoring
Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation Kenya Environment & Conservation Environmental Sustainability & Resource Management; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Operations, Finance & Administration; Communications & Marketing
mSurvey Kenya Advocacy, Research & Civil Society Monitoring & Evaluation; Research Analysis & Database Management; Program Management
Nyumbani Village Kenya Community-Level Development Environmental Sustainability & Resource Management; Event Planning & Volunteer Coordination; Program Management
Population Services International Senegal Public & Community Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Population Services International South Africa Public & Community Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Population Services International Tanzania Public & Community Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Research, Analysis & Database Management
Resonate Rwanda Education & Youth Capacity Building Communications & Marketing & Report Writing &s; Fundraising & Donor Relations & Monitoring & Evaluation
The BOMA Project Kenya Income Generation Monitoring & Evaluation; Research, Analysis & Database Management; Multimedia, Graphic & Website Design; Communications & Marketing
The Kasiisi Project Uganda Environment & Conservation Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Youth Development & Mentoring; Environmental Sustainability and Resource Management
The Kasiisi Project Uganda Environment & Conservation Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Youth Development & Mentoring
The Rwanda School Project Rwanda Education & Youth Capacity Building Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Youth Development & Mentoring
Village Enterprise Kenya/Uganda Income Generation Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation; Monitoring & Evaluation; Communications & Marketing
World Agroforestry Centre Kenya Environment & Conservation Fundraising & Donor Relations; Report Writing; Research Analysis & Database Management
Young 1ove Botswana Public & Community Health Communications & Marketing, Youth Development & Mentoring; Multimedia, Graphic & Website Design; Program & Workshop Design & Facilitation