Africa is the continent with the youngest and fastest growing population in the world. Over seventy percent of Africans are below the age of thirty. To gain insight on the opinions and aspirations of this diverse and pivotal group, the Ichikowitz Family Foundation has pioneered an African Youth Survey, sampling young adults from fourteen African nations. The report endeavors to transform the global narrative on Africa, laying out evidence of a growing Afro-optimism and delving into perspectives on democracy, identity, technology, and foreign relations, among other topics.

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, for the Washington, DC launch of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation’s African Youth Survey, featuring remarks by Mr. Ivor Ichikowitz, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Akwasi Frimpong, Dutch-Ghanaian athlete and Olympian; Mr. Blessing Zulu, acclaimed journalist with Voice of America; and Ms. Cathy Hartman, Executive Vice President of PSB Research, the report’s research partner.


Mr. Akwasi Frimpong
Athlete & Olympian

Ms. Cathy Hartman
Executive Vice President & DC Market Lead
PSB Research

Mr. Ivor Ichikowitz
Founder & Executive Chairman
Ichikowitz Family Foundation

Mr. Blessing Zulu
Voice of America

Welcome and introduction by

Ms. Bronwyn Bruton
Director of Programs and Studies; Deputy Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council


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