Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o was chosen to mobilise African diaspora's interest in the continent/ Photo: Lupita Nyong'o/Twitter

Why Kenyan actress was named Goodwill Ambassador of African Summit

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, star of the movie “Black Panther” and its upcoming sequel “Wakanda Forever” has been named a Goodwill Ambassador of the 9th edition of the Africities Summit is scheduled to take place on 17 to 21 May 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya.

Organized every 3 years over a 5-day period, alternately in the different regions of Africa, the Africities Summit is the largest democratic gathering organized on the African continent. The flagship event of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) organized in partnership with the Government of Kenya, the Council of Governors of Kenya (CoG), and the County of Kisumu will for the very first time be held in an intermediary city.

Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city, will host the 9th edition of the Africities Summit/Photo: Screenshot, Discover Kisumu

Placed under the High Patronage of His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, the theme chosen for the summit is: “The role of intermediary cities in Africa in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and of the African Union´s Agenda 2063”.

US-based Lupita Nyong’o was chosen as Goodwill Ambassador of the conference to help achieve one of the goals of the 9th edition of the Africities Summit, which “is to mobilize the African and Afro-descendant diaspora to begin the journey towards African renaissance with their fellow citizens who have remained on the continent, as well as with all people of goodwill interested in the development, integration, and unity of Africa,” the organisers say.

More than 5,000 delegates are expected to attend the event.

Useful links:
See the Africities 9 Summit official promotional spot (Video link: https://bit.ly/3y1zPAF)
Discover Kisumu on video (Video link: https://bit.ly/3Kuncki)
Find all the information: Presentation / Program / Speakers on: www.Africities.org

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