Representatives from both the Future Africa Leaders’ Foundation and United Nations joined forces in the recent CIMUN conference held at the Covenant University in Sango-Ota, Ogun State. The conference was initiated by Pastor Chris as a part of his effort to promote sustainable development in Africa.
The 4-day conference kicked off with the theme ‘Restructuring the Future through Innovative Ideas’. The representatives provided practical learning programs and workshops in “diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing and research.” The forum gave attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge in these fields and share ideas on how to advance the development of Africa. Participants got to collaborate on projects together and formulate new and innovative ways to contribute to the economic growth of Africa.
Several leaders of the Future Africa Leaders’ Foundation wowed United Nation officials at the conference that was held to discuss sustainable development in Africa. FALA golden girl and Star Prize Winner of 2017, and Covenant University graduate, Naomi Ekpoki Aliyu, boldly addressed the crowd filled with politicians, social activists and peace leaders on crucial steps on how to transform Africa. FALA winners like Naomi have been keeping the African dream alive and are one of the driving forces behind this change.
Aliyu is a 20-year-old inspiring and innovative social activist with a passion for helping disadvantaged and at-risk youth across different communities in Northern Nigeria. Naomi was the star prize winner of this year’s Future African Leaders Award (FALA) among many other outstanding young leaders from across the continent. The awards were granted as part of the 31st of December Service with Pastor Chris, bringing in the new year of 2018.
Aliyu’s strategic session talked about how to further impact the African youth, motivating them to do their bit and make a change in this great blessed continent. Aliyu, like many of her fellow FALF winners, has drawn inspiration from the ultimate world leader- the man of God, Pastor Chris. The young woman who has been dedicating her entire young life to the well being of suffering young children was moved at a very early age by the actions of the president of Christ Embassy.
Pastor Chris, of course, is behind a plethora of causes that save thousands of people daily. Other FALA winners, also inspired by the man of God himself and have been lauded for their amazing efforts.
In fact, just a few months ago the Loveworld nation was blessed with another Future Africa Leaders Award ceremony. The winner of FALA 2018 was Isaiah Deng, a 20-year-old youth leader hailing from South Sudan. Isaiah has a long list of achievements to his name such as the organization of several inspirational conferences on nation building for teachers and students alike. He has also developed training and development programs for youth. Other projects of his, such as the “Youth Donor” and “Stop Hunger in Sudan” “bring youth together to deliver critical resources to those in need.”
Loveworld News reported that a big portion of the conference was the launch of the Growth Initiative Award, a subsidiary program created by the Future Africa Leaders Foundation.
The Growth Initiative Award seeks to identify and nurture young leaders within the ages of 16 – 29, in Africa who are impacting their societies positively.
This initiative is aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals such as; No Poverty, No Hunger, Good Health, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean and Sanitation, Renewable Energy, Good Jobs and Economic Growth, etc. In Africa, by encouraging young Africa leaders to be the change agents and the solution in their various African societies. Africa Leaders Foundation and interact with FALF representatives who were present to assist with the sign up for the Growth Initiative Award.
When it comes to the many programs and conferences such as the annual CIMUN that are developed to better Africa, the world is blessed to have such a man as Pastor Chris. The CIMUN conference is a beacon of hope for the youth of Africa and aims to implement 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint for improving the continent. These 17 goals are:
1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequality
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions