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Franco Bonghan to Deliver keynote at the U.S Africa Diaspora Summit Africa Day May 25, 2024

For this year’s edition of #AfricaDay May 25, 2024, the U.S. AFRICA DIASPORA SUMMIT, we are excited to announce an amazing, indomitable, award winning global development expert, civil society leader, community development & impact driven social enthusiast, entrepreneur and business Coach. Franco Bonghan is Co-Founder & of African Youths and Sustainable Development Roundtable, founder and Executive Director of Bright Light Projects as our keynote speaker.

Franco has contributed about 22 years of volunteering and professional leadership, mentoring, inspiring, and empowering youths as the roadmap to building resilient communities especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Franco is a regular speaker at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the U. N’s High Level Political Forums on Sustainable Development and African Affairs, reconfirming the Development of Africa as a Priority to the United Nations Systems. Providing practical and measurable solutions within the three core elements of suitability: Economic development, Social inclusion, and Environmental protection with the goal of fostering youth ownership for Africa’s future-ready leadership taking advantage of the demographic dividends of the continent of Africa.

In 2018, Franco co-founded African Youths and Sustainable Development Roundtable, a platform for young African Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs to network, share knowledge and opportunities, and collaborate on key economic and social issues driving local action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Africa Union’s Agenda 2063

In 2018, Franco co-founded the #LearnTeachSDGs Initiative, a platform which has graduated over 1400 youths in Africa and beyond. The #LearnTeachSDGs program aims to teach the importance of supporting and implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are crucial in creating a sustainable and inclusive future for our planet.

Franco is founder and Executive Director of Bright Light Projects (BLP), a Civil Society Non-Profit organization with a vision of providing actionable and transformative support to youths in the African continent through skills training as the cornerstone for Africa’s economic transformation with operations in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Guinea Conakry, and Nigeria. In 2021, BLP was granted special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) acknowledging BLP’s contributions in shaping global development trends.


Unlocking Africa’s potential through Diaspora engagement: Rekindling Our bonds Dinner.

DATE: May 25th, 2024

TIME: General Reception 6:30 PM / Dinner Discussion 7:00PM

DRESS CODE: Formal Attire + African Royalty

VENUE: SAiD INSTITUTE 12126 Wertheimer Rd #118 Houston TX

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