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26.11.2007 Press Release

ADLER Entrepreneurship Awards 2007!

By AYF-News

Just a few more days and the third ADLER Entrepreneurship Awards in the history of African Youth Foundation's acknowledgement of progressive efforts, will be given out. To be held in Bonn, Germany on 1st December 2007, nominees' and participant's excitement for this special event can't be measured.

Special Guests earmarked for this year's Conference & awards include Hon. Dr. Gertrude I. Mongella, President of the Pan-African secretariat, South Africa; Hon. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo MP, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ghana; His Excellency Dr. Makase Nyaphisi, Kingdom of Lesotho Ambassador to Germany, His Excellency Abdul-Kadir Rimdap, Nigeria Ambassador to Germany, Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili (OFR), Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria; Mr. Martin J. Wilde, Director of the Association of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) and Chairman of the NRW-Ghana Forum; and Mr. Peter J. Croll, Director, Bonn International Centre for Conversion; Germany.

For so many years, the contributions and achievements of African Diasporas have only been considered as statistics than acknowledgement. We, as Africans, have also contributed in looking anywhere else than appreciating our own. These achievements and contributions from Diaspora Africans, are now staring at us right in our faces, that they can't go unappreciated.

It is in this context that the African Youth Foundation (AYF) has taken up the challenge, to award Diaspora Africans, for their contributions to their countries of origin as well as the success of the different European economies they find themselves in. There is time for everything, and the African Diaspora time is now. We can no longer turn or look away, but recommend their priceless efforts and contributions.

Join us congratulate our brothers and sisters who have steered the boats of self doubts and self confidence to integrity. Let's give credit to where credit is due! Most importantly, we shouldn't forget that, a pat on the shoulder of those who have earned it, is a pat on our own shoulders too, for supporting them.

Don't wait for the news. Just check up for yourselves, if the nominated African Diasporas don't deserve to be congratulated for their efforts?

The registration forms are available at:

Further information about past ADLER Entrepreneurship Award winners is also available at: