65th Anniversary Gala
Annual Awards Dinner
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Meet Our Honorees
2018 Corporate Responsibility Award
AAI presents the Corporate Responsibility Award to recognize corporations that are dedicated to advancing socio-economic development, workforce development and job creation in Africa.
2018 National Achievement Award
AAI presents the National Achievement Award recognizing the citizens of an African nation for their achievements and demonstrated commitment to: representative, effective and just governance; investing in the well being of people through education, health, peace-building and environmental conservation; and promoting sustainable economic freedom through policies that foster enterprise and entrepreneurship.
2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award
AAI presents the Distinguished Alumnus Award to a graduate of one of AAI’s education and training programs, who has made a significant contribution to their country or field of work.
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Sponsorship & Ticket Details
Held annually during the week of the United Nations General Assembly, AAI's Annual Awards Gala is one of the most anticipated Africa-focused events in New York City. The Awards Gala brings together distinguished guests including African Heads of State and diplomats, international and senior U.S. government officials, business and civil society leaders, educators, journalists, philanthropists and other prominent figures who are working towards advancing economic and development progress in Africa.
Since its first Annual Awards Dinner in 1984, AAI has honored individuals who are working to fulfill AAI's mission of increasing Africa's human capacity for development and promoting engagement between the African continent and AmericaLearn More