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Coordinator Macon Phillips Travels to Senegal, Ghana, and Uganda

By Africa Regional Media Hub
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Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 17, 2016 Macon Phillips, Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs, will travel to Senegal, Ghana, and Uganda May 18-26 to engage with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network and meet with stakeholders to discuss entrepreneurship and public outreach on digital platforms.

Coordinator Phillips will visit Senegal May 18-20 where he will meet with young Senegalese to discuss a range of issues including entrepreneurship, women in technology, and leadership. He will also meet with prominent bloggers, journalists and with members of the YALI Dakar Regional Leadership Center team.

The Coordinator will travel to Ghana May 20-23 where he will participate in the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship West Africa Regional Conference in Accra and join a capacity-building YALI TechCamp for grassroots organizers at Ashesi University.

The Coordinator will visit Uganda May 24-26 where he will meet with members of the YALI Network and host roundtable discussions with civil society in Kampala.

For more updates on Coordinator Phillips' trip, follow him on Twitter @Macon44.