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's our story?
Our small committee collaborates with professors and students to develop awareness of global issues at a local level and to introduce the community of St Andrews to the trends shaping the affairs of this multifaceted continent.
To date, SAASUM has organised four successful events. We have been honoured to welcome speakers such as Mamphela Ramphele (politician and anti-apartheid activist), Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (former Chair of Shell) and Afua Osei (Co-founder of She Leads Africa).
SAASUM aims – through its annual summit – to offer students the ability to learn from and have discussions with people who are leaders and catalysts for change in Africa’s future.
OUR THEME THIS YEAR
For SAASUM’s fifth anniversary, we are focusing on the themes of leadership, development and entrepreneurship within the context of Africa’s diaspora and its cultural and economic output over time.
SAASUM endeavours to achieve a social mission - our annual summit offers students the ability to learn from and even have discussions with some of the greatest leaders and catalysts in Africa's future!
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 of SAASUM in the lead up to the event
- paying for venues to stage debates before the Summit
We have some great rewards to thank everyone who donates, no matter how much you give!
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PLEASE Help us succeed!
Help us to get the word out! Please share our project with anyone and everyone: the more people know about us, the more likely we are to succeed. Please make any donation you can so that we can host another conference this year.
If you or your company would like to get involved in any way in this year’s St Andrews Africa Summit, please get in touch and/or donate!
(All donations will be held securely with the sole purpose of funding this and future summits.)