New York, Miami, Kigali: Mark your calendar

Dear Friends,

How crazy is it that we are in the final quarter of 2022?! This has been such an eventful year globally and we hope these last few months will bring you joy.

Some great news – our ASP/AWB@UNGA event during the United Nations General Assembly was a huge success. Themed, ‘Africa & the Global Economy: Africa’s leadership in transformative solutions to intersecting global challenges’, we will be sharing a report with you shortly. In the meantime, check out some amazing photos from the event HERE!

Also, in celebration of Black History Month UK, we are proud to support the Royal African Society (RAS) as it marks its 120th anniversary with an evening of splendour in celebration of ‘Creative Africa’. See bottom of this newsletter for details on how to get a 25% discount on your ticket.

We have a few more programs until the year runs out:
Connecting with you is very important to us, so don’t forget to follow us on our social media platforms!
For the art lovers out there, we’re returning to Miami in December for Art Basel

– it’s a unique event that ASP brings its own unique approach to, and you can view highlights from last year HERE.

Gender equity and climate equity are two of the most central issues of our time… click HERE to find out more about our ‘Road to a 100 million Climate Soldiers in Africa’ campaign, in partnership with African Women on Board, as well as our climate photo essay contest.

Also, keep an eye out for information on our D.C. roundtable in December.

And finally, don’t miss May 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda for our flagship ‘Africa Month’ summit. For partnership opportunities, please contact michael@africasoftpower.com, and for general enquiries contact asp@theafricasoftpowerproject.com.

The ASP team

Our Fave Quotes from ASP/AWB@UNGA

“I think the story starts with income and wealth, rather than transition and energy. I think there should be the underlying principle of saying ‘we have the youngest population on the planet and we have the least number of income’. So, we want to connect the transition to both of those demographics”

Rajakumari Jandhyala
CEO/MP, YAATRA Ventures & Fmr. Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

“What Africa needs now is power to energise industrialization and infrastructure. We are not going to pull Africa into the future if we don’t have energy solutions that reach all demographics”.

Dr. Raymond Gilpin
Chief Economist and Head of Strategy, Analysis and Research, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP

“There are too many silos; so many initiatives with different agendas”

Njack Kane
CEO, Intervalle Geneve SA & Board Member, John A. Kufuor Foundation

“We tell our clients – ‘When investing in Black women, you need to listen first because they know where these investments should be best placed and then invest'”

Katie Harrison
Co-founder & Partner, WRTHY

“Africa is reported to have the lowest emissions in the world, how would you define what Africa’s interest should be in these climate conversations?”

Dayo Ogunyemi (Moderator) Founder & Partner, 234 Media/Hatch


We are proud to support the Royal African Society (RAS) as it marks its 120th anniversary with an evening of splendour in celebration of ‘Creative Africa’.

The event which will hold on November 2nd at the Aqua Shard, UK, will honor African entertainment, film, fashion, food and music on the continent, in the UK, and worldwide.

Get your tickets now – with a 25% discount this Black History Month – HERE! These tickets include one year of RAS Arts and Culture membership.

Also click HERE for more information on the event.

Save the Date

The Round Up

The 2022 Emmys is helping to set a precedent that Black creatives no longer have to be considered the first in their respective fields.

Find out more HERE!

‘The Woman King’ may not be 100% factual. But that doesn’t stop it from being a must-see.

Some have criticized it for not telling the full extent to which the Dahomey kingdom participated in the slave trade, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a powerful film.

Find out more HERE!

Parents are posting TikToks of their Black daughters getting excited about Halle Bailey in ‘The Little Mermaid’ trailer

The touching responses came after a slew of backlash directed at Bailey and Disney for casting a Black lead.

Read More HERE!

Rihanna to headline Super Bowl 2023 halftime show
The pop singer said this year she was working on a new album. Super Bowl 57 is scheduled for Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Read More HERE!

This young Black designer is dressing Afro Colombian vice president Francia Márquez in ‘resistance’ fashion
“In one way or another her history and my history are similar, so I think there was a very lovely spark there,” said Esteban Sinisterra, a fashion designer.

Read More HERE!

Catch up on our Previous Events Below

The Round Up ASP 'Africa Month' Summit 2022 I Highlight