Who are we?
St Andrews Africa Summit (SAASUM) was set up by students in 2015 to promote wide-ranging discussion and debate about Africa, Africans and African affairs. Our main objective is to provide a platform that stimulates dialogue about African issues by bringing together professionals, academics and students.
What DO we do?
Our diverse committee members (representing 17 different nationalities) leverage the power of our international community to develop awareness of global issues at a local level.
Step by step – through collaboration with professors and student societies, and with the backing of the Schools of International Relations, Geography and Social Anthropology – SAASUM is introducing the St Andrews community to this multifaceted region and the trends shaping its affairs.
To date, SAASUM has organised four successful events, each with more than 500 people attending. We have been honoured to welcome speakers such as Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (former Chair of Shell), Afua Osei (Co-Founder of She Leads Africa) and Mamphela Ramphele (Politician and Anti-Apartheid Activist).
What do we want?
The continent carries within it a diversity of cultures unmatched anywhere else in the world: in a time of huge political and economic change, Africa can harness this diversity to grow and develop.
We therefore want to base the 2019 Summit on the theme ‘Breaking Stereotypes: Africa rewriting itself’ to examine the impact African cultures have had in the past and will have in the future in shaping the world.
SAASUM was created to achieve a social mission. We are proud that our annual summit offers students the ability to learn from and even have discussions with some of the greatest leaders and catalyst in Africa’s future - an absolutely positive addition to any student’s experience.
With your support 2019 could be even better!
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The minimum target will cover the costs of speakers
Any additional donations will help towards:
• printing the SAASUM Annual Review
• developing our website
• creating awareness events pre-Summit
• paying for other conference costs such as a bigger venue or additional speakers (if required)
We have some great rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Check them out!!
Please Help us succeed 🤗
Please share our project with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly. We would love it if you could make a gift so we can host the conference again this year...
If you think you or your company could get involved in our annual summit, please donate and get in touch!
(all donations will be held securely with the sole purpose of funding the current and future St Andrews Africa Summits)
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