MINN Summit 2018
6th Annual MINN Summit
The sixth annual MINN Summit is being held on September 28th at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, hosted by the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN).
The annual MINN Summit is a one-day conference for global citizens to connect, share, and learn. The Summit provides a forum for diverse international development practitioners, learners, and supporters to build community, share information, and resources, and learn strategies and tools to support their work, connecting attendees to a vision for success in a world of challenges and opportunities.
MINN is excited to announce Angela Bruce-Raeburn as this year’s keynote speaker. Mrs. Bruce-Raeburn will provide the keynote address Race, Gender, and Leadership in Global Development: Lifting New Voices for Better Outcomes.
Currently serving as Associate Director for Advocacy at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (a Bloomberg Philanthropies program), Angela is also the founding principal of DiverseDev, an organization dedicated to starting the conversation about diversity and inclusion in the development sector. Previously, she worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Humanitarian Response in Haiti at Oxfam in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Angela’s immigrant experience drove her interest and commitment to choosing a career where she would be able to impact and improve the lives of people living in the developing world.
The Summit will also feature various breakout sessions, workshops and networking opportunities, including an afternoon keynote session hosted by Books for Africa. This afternoon session will feature a panel comprised of members of the African Diplomatic Corps, including: Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ambassador of the African Union to the U.S, His Excellency Dr. Bafuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana, Her Excellency Santa Mary Laker Kinyera, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Uganda, His Excellency Carlos dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique, and His Excellency Edward Y. Sawarengera, Ambassador of Malawi. During this session the panel will discuss the most pressing issues their countries are facing, and how global citizens in Minnesota can engage with their cause.
Registration for the MINN Summit is available at Eventbrite. Ticket prices are $80 for general admission with reduced rates for MINN members and, students, and general admission.
The Summit has also been asked to hold a session at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis that will take place at Augsburg University on September 13 – 15 providing content organized around The Paradox of Peace. The 30th Forum will feature the work of President Santos of Colombia (2016 laureate) and ICAN, with their ED Beatrice Fihn (2017 laureate). More information can be found on their website. Our session on the upcoming Summit will be held on will be held from 2.45 – 3pm on Saturday, September 15 at Oren Gateway Center 111 at Augsburg University and is hosted in partnership with our member organization Nonviolent Peaceforce. As we look forward to our prelude on Summit, we take this opportunity to announce our support of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan’s long-lasting legacy as we mourn his passing.
This year’s Summit is sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Thomson Reuters, The McKnight Foundation, Hamline University, EOS International, Global Minnesota, Forward Global Women, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Sahrawi Association in the USA, Karen Baumgaertner Consulting, Mossier, and Cultivate International.
For more information about Summit or our Fellowship Program please visit our website. The MINN Summit Fellowship program seeks to foster diverse viewpoints at the MINN Summit, provide professional enrichment and networking opportunities, and build a long-lasting relationship between traditionally underrepresented communities and the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN).
Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) is a forum for international practitioners and supporters to learn, network, and exchange professional expertise. Founded in the spring of 2005, MINN serves to connect all international humanitarian and development practitioners and supporters based in Minnesota through education, networking, and information resources. For more information, go to https://www.minnesotangos.org/