40 leaders from 8 National AIESEC Alumni Association from Africa, AAI’s Vice President, Juan Martin Branchi, AAE’s Vice President, Christianne Stein, and PAI elect, Mr Abdelrahman Ibrahim, spent three days in the city of Abidjan for AIESEC Alumni Africa Regional Conference in March 2017, under the idea of connecting for change.

The agenda for the congress was designed so that the delegates could design a path towards change in their own countries and communities, inviting others to join them both locally and nationally, so that the African alumni movement can continue to grow and impact those who participate in their projects, programs and activities.

As a result of the intense discussions during the sessions, a new framework was developed, designed to serve as the inspiration behind every new development that the region and its countries would focus on for the next five years. This new framework integrates the activities of AIESEC and its alumni into one expanded network, combining forces and ideas, and allowing for a bigger impact.

The main elements of the new framework are (IEI):

  • Inspire others, by showcasing the beauty of our values in action, empowering youth and adults alike to embrace others as we do in AIESEC.
  • Engage with others, so that alumni and aiesecers can transfer skills to those who could benefit from them, either to become more successful entrepreneurs or to increase their employ ability.
  • Influence decision makers, so that alumni can contribute to shape the reality of the communities they live and work in.

Below are the four thematic areas identified:-

  1. Identity Crisis
  2. Leadership
  3. Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
  4. Freedom and Education