State to host African leaders for innovation summit


Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will welcome more than 60 young African leaders to the Innovation Summit and Mentoring Partnership starting June 13.

The program is a three-week professional development program sponsored by the U.S. government in collaboration with the Meridian International Center.

The summit will serve as the opening event, bringing together high-profile business leaders, inspirational speakers and international and local civil society activists.


After the two-day event, participants will travel to business internships across the United States for the mentoring partnership with U.S. companies and nonprofit organizations.

The two weeks in U.S. cities will provide a hands-on experience in the American workplace and exposure to cultural aspects of American life. Closing ceremonies will take place in Chicago on June 29 and 30.

FedScoop will host The U.S. Innovation Summit on June 20 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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