Every year on 18 July-the day Nelson Mandela was born-the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.
For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity-as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
How the Day came about
In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South Africa President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s value and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contributions to the struggle for democracy internally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.
To expand and sustain the essence of this special day, Mandela Legacy Centre for Leadership and Development a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in keeping with the ideals of the late world icon and specifically to uphold quality leadership and promote enduring development in Africa, is putting up a dinner event where participants will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on the life, times and legacies of the world icon, and in line with the team, “Action Against Poverty” provide a platform for African leaders, international mediators and negotiators, researchers, policy makers, development practitioners and writers on African issues, to dialogue and debate on critical issues of poverty and development in the continent with emphasis on building a strong and virile Africa. It will be an avenue for shinning the spotlight on trends, opportunities and challenges while sharing experiences and best practices for the overall benefit of all.
With a handful number of people still living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 per day) especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America and with the recent revelation of the world poverty clock that Nigeria will soon overtake India as the world poverty capital, the event seeks to promote new, alternative and cutting edge thinking on poverty and development challenges that faces the developing nations and particularly Africa. The outcome of this discourse will also be codified into policy notes, briefs and think pieces.
The forum shall further climax into a glamorous networking session, showcase of the African traditions, cultures and styles as well as opportunities to unwine in a special VIP gala dinner, reminiscent of the African hospitality.
The event is expected to bring together business, political and diplomatic African and non African leaders. Others include; Development Stakeholders, Policy Makers, notable institutions, technocrats, academics, professionals, Civil Society Organizations, and full suite of the local and international media.
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Venue: Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja-Nigeria.
- Keynote Presentations
- High Level Panel Sessions
- VIP Gala Dinner
- Unparalleled Networking
Hospitality /Sponsorship Categories
Nelson Mandela International Day –Abuja, Nigeria is organized and wholly sponsored by the Mandela Legacy Centre for Leadership and Development. To consolidate on our preparations towards making the event most memorable and successful as usual, we will be available to welcome your sponsorship/support.
To this end you are encouraged to consider sponsoring/supporting the 2018 Nelson Mandela International Day in Abuja, Nigeria by choosing from the following categories.
(Hall, Food & Beverages, Side Attractions)
$8000 USD (Eight Thousand Dollars) Only
An exquisite front row V.I.P. table reservation for guest(s) not exceeding 5 persons; branding opportunity for sponsors (optional); 2 page publication of profile and / or congratulatory message in the events brochure; opportunity to speak and showcase achievements or partnership potentials; opportunity for a 5-minute video documentary to be streamed during the event; Three months publicity on our website and the Center’s monthly journal; presentation of certificate of appreciation
(Hall, Food & Beverages or Side Attractions)
$5,500(Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars) Only
An exquisite front row V.I.P. table reservation for guest(s) not exceeding 4 persons; branding opportunity for sponsors (optional);1 page publication of profile and / or congratulatory message in the events brochure; opportunity for a 5-minute video documentary to be streamed during the event;
one month publicity on our website and the Centre’s monthly journal; presentation of certificate of appreciation.
(Food & Beverages Only)
$3000 (Three Thousand Dollars) Only
A basic dinner table reservation for Awardees and guest(s) not exceeding 3 persons, opportunity for branding and sharing organizational literature;1 page publication of profile and / or congratulatory message in the events brochure; presentation of certificate of appreciation
All payments for Halls, Food & Beverages should be made directly to the Abuja Sheraton Hotels with evidence of payment sent to us or confirmed using on Mandela Legacy Centre account details.
For participation, sponsorship and inquiries, please contact +234 8037478294, +2348119740015 or e-mail chrys@localhost