The newly appointed Executive Director of the Mandela Legacy Center for Leadership and Development and Editor-in- Chief of the renowned African Vanguard Magazine, Chrys Anyanwu has been nominated to speak during the forthcoming Africa Fundraising for Development Symposium billed for 25-27 July, 2018 at the prestigious Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
Chrys Anyanwu with the Nigerian Chief of Air Staff
Confirming his nomination, one of the organizers and a lecturer at the Kenyatta University, Dr. Nicholas Banda, expressed his delight to have the Mandela Legacy Centre Boss, join other distinguished professionals and young leaders from 18 countries across the globe at this 2018 thought provoking meeting. He further maintained that as young, promising and passionate African, Mr. Anyanwu has remained consistent in prosecuting the pan African mandate of upholding outstanding leadership, promoting developments and proffering sound panaceas to peculiar challenges of the continent stirring up robust debates and multilateral actions within and outside the region.
Chrys Anyanwu with the MD APM Terminal Liberia
Africa Fundraising for Development Symposium is an international event that brings together Executive Directors, Country Directors, NGO Board Members, Program Coordinators, Grant Managers, Program Managers and Representatives of Donor Agencies from across the globe at an experience sharing forum to interrogate practices and perceptions, explore possibilities, create/expand networks and share ideas, strategies and innovations with peers and inspire participants on new perspectives in fund raising and resource mobilization to boost organization and program performance.
Chrys Anyanwu with the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria
The role of NGOs in national development cannot be refuted- NGOs are, perhaps, the greatest actors in rural development in many African countries-implementing myriads of positive programs in hard to reach areas, they help create employment, increase revenue streams for governments, are largely credited with efforts and measurable results in mainstreaming marginalized issues-gender, youth, human rights advocacy, environment and climate change concerns- in addition to greatly contributing to the increasing growth and uptake of participatory planning techniques in national planning processes among many governments.
Chrys Anyanwu with the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
There are, nonetheless, some common resource access challenges facing NGOs and participation of leaders and managers in the symposium opens new pathways for fund raising opportunities and strategies to increase access to both national and international platforms.
Chrys Anyanwu during a presentation in Dubai,UAE
About Mandela Legacy Center For Leadership And Development
Mandela Legacy Centre for Leadership and Development is a non-governmental organization(NGO) founded in keeping with the ideals of the late world icon -Nelson Mandela and specifically to uphold outstanding leadership and promote enduring development in Africa and other developing nations of the world. The Centre is driven with a philosophy that is fuelled by an undying passion and absolute pleasure to lead the vanguard for a sure recovery and restoration of a new Africa of our dream.
Chrys Anyanwu at an International Conference in South Africa
The Centre takes special interest in every single legacy that makes a difference in Africa, for Africans and by Africans and thrives on the core values of integrity, professionalism and objectivity. Mandela Legacy Center promotes the pan African legacy in the most passionate approach and recognizes excellence in the pan African way. With a passion that stems from a deep desire to see more Africans home and abroad, take a central seat on the decision tables of Global institutions, world missions and businesses, the Centre has taken the lead in championing the promotion of good leadership, innovation and developments while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continents. In prosecuting this, the Center has adopted the use of our monthly publication, the African Vanguard Magazine both online and offline, our events, workshops and conferences which holds frequently at the world major capital cities as well as our various rewards system
About Chrys Anyanwu
Chrys Anyanwu is currently the Executive Director of the Mandela Legacy Center for Leadership and Development. He was the Group Head, Research and Business Development of the African Leadership Group, a Pan-African development and leadership focus movement and publishers of the African Leadership Magazine as well as founder/organizers of the highly revered African Leadership Awards where the greatest of Africans, Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia, Jakaya Kikwete, of Tanzania; Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone; Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of the Republic of Liberia; John Kufour of Ghana, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder Mo Ibrahim Noble Prize for Leadership etc; have all being honored.
He was also the head; Learning and Development of the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development; An NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations(UN) Ecosoc and organizers of the South American, African, Middle East, Asia Women Summit; the premier gathering of women and key stakeholders from the developing nations of the world debuted with a record attendance of hundreds of delegated from over 35 countries of the world who come together to shine the spotlight and discuss the need to recognize and seize the untapped and profitable opportunities that women economic and political engagements represents. Mr. Anyanwu co-founded PGS Consulting Group and was involved in the development of so many entrepreneurship and empowerment projects of so many state governments in Nigeria. A project manager, content developer, negotiator/mediator, strategist and most sort after international public and private sector trainer. Having enjoyed a rewarding work experience up till management cadre with careers traversing banking and media, Mr. Anyanwu has repeatedly being recognized and rewarded for performance and excellence.