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NASA Office of STEM Engagement: Call for Proposals

NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSE) opened a call for graduate research proposals on March 22, 2019. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH19ZHA001N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2019 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The 2019 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support OSE objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.

 

To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2019. Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2019, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.

Proposals are due May 24, 2019.

For full program details, email us at afriqtalk@yahoo.com. An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented on April 18, 2019 – time to be announced.

For more information concerning the program contact us at faceawardusa@yahoo.com

Repositioning Africa in the 21st Century

After building a career in entertainment, and media for ten years, Amb. Princess Asha’s path turned into foreign direct investment consultancy when she served as Media Consultant for Nigeria Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia for the 17 Southeastern States of the United States and territory, during former President Jonathan Goodluck’s Administration where she brought cultural diplomacy as a form of international communication in facilitation of bilateral trade and investment between Africa and United States.

Amb. Princess Asha, comes from a generation of politicians, and social activists. She is the granddaughter of King Ogbidi Okojie of Uromi dynasty (1857 – February 3, 1944), who was a ruler of the Esan people in what is now Edo State in Nigeria, still remembered for his opposition to British rule. She is also, a niece of Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, the first Esan Catholic Cardinal of Nigeria, and late politician, Chief Anthony Enahoro, who in 1953 initiated the self-government motion, which eventually led to Nigerian Independence on the 1st day of October 1960.

Amb. Princess Asha wears many hats; she is a publicist, media and physician consultant. CEO, of AfriQtalk consult, a corporate event management, branding, PR, marketing and trade facilitation firm with affiliations in North America, Africa and Europe. AfriQtalk Consult have worked with high profiled celebrities, artists, personalities, law makers, community leaders, and public figures, providing PR, marketing and branding services.

Under her leadership, AfriQtalk Consult provided media coverage for President Muhammadu Buhari’s first visits to the U.S, Washington, D.C. Co-hosted President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Atlanta, GA. Conducted press interviews at the Annual Export and Import Bank conference (EXIM), Washington, DC, and Oil Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, TX as well as organised corporate/group events at United Nations General Assembly, New York, entertainment consultancy for VHI, CNN, The Dr. Phil Show, and coverage of meetings/press conference at the Georgia Senate Chambers, Carter Center, and former Mayor Kasim Reed’s office of International Affairs, Atlanta, GA to name a few.

Amb. Princess Asha is also, the Founder and President of FACE INC, a non profit organisation that help support businesses, social and cultural organisations, in the promotion of culture, arts, tourism development, empowerment, entrepreneurship, trade and investment opportunities through conferences, seminars, forums, workshops, exchanges, trade/medical missions, outreach programs, and community events, such as pageantry, awards, cultural activities, festivals, concerts, and entertainment.

FACE INC also, work in collaborative partnership with selected organisations, private and public sectors, government agencies, embassies, consulates, diplomatic corps, industry, international communities, associations, and institution, locally and internationally to encourage investment policies that would make available the necessary infrastructures for the development, and maintenance of viable primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors in Africa.

A sickle cell advocate, who is committed to finding alternative traditional medicine for sickle cell disease through research and awareness. Besides being nominated as one of the emerging African leaders, media personalities and international person of the year, in the diaspora, this ex-beauty queen, and model is not a new face to the entertainment industry. She’s walked on fashion runways, graced the front cover of Magazines and featured on print publications, television, radio talk shows and ads.

Amb. Princess Asha have interviewed public figures, and celebrities, from likes of former President Jimmy Carter, Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and Sir Emeka Offor, 2Face, Bracket, Kalu Ikeagwu, Blessing Egbe, and Olu Maintain, to house of representatives members, senators, foreign service diplomats, ambassadors, business/community leaders, government officials, and company executives, using her Talk Show platform at high profiled events.

Amb. Princess Asha has received many awards for promotion of culture, entrepreneurship, women and girls empowerment. The former executive producer of “Lets Talk Africa”, life coach, and brand Ambassador, is a voice against gender inequality, human trafficking, FGM and child marriage. Her philanthropic initiatives and work have been recognised both locally and internationally that conferred her as the United Nations Economic and Social Council Ambassador (ECOSOC).

Her passion for culture, fashion and indigenous music is evident in her creativity and love for culinary arts, which made her the youngest female entrepreneur of African descent, to own the first African cuisine restaurant (Fashwill Kitchens) College Park, GA, catering to celebrities, such as former NBA Star, Akeem Olajuwon and Who’s Who in town.

Amb. Princess Asha, have routinely exhibited the enthusiasm, vision, and dedication necessary to be considered among the best. As a result of her extraordinary efforts, she was elected into Stanford Who is Who, U.S.A, an elite organisation of selected executives, professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world. She is compassionate, and fun-loving with high-energy.

She holds a B.A in Fine Arts, and B.S in Healthcare Administration & Management. An Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Information Management, Board Member of THINK=>WEST Initiative (TWI), and The International Forum for Sickle-Celled in the Diaspora (INFORSID), Advisory Committee Member of Women Empowerment Network (WOENET), Stakeholder Member of the Nigerian Diaspora Diagnostic & Trauma Foundation USA (NDDTF), Member of National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialist,  (NAMAS), American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Her devotion to God, love for nature and family keeps her going. In her spare time, she enjoys writing inspirational quotes, modelling, traveling, and mentoring.

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Yale Young African Scholars

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The Yale Young African Scholars Program 2019 application is now open! Apply today! 


The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.

Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.

YYAS is an official program of Yale University.

For more information contact info@facegloballeadership.org


The Yale Young African Scholars Program is in proud partnership with the Higherlife Foundation and is a member of the HALI Access Network, with additional support from The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

           

Maryland Host U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo and others bags The Esteemed FACE Honors

FACE INC. USA, (Festival of Arts, Culture and Expo) has conferred its esteemed FACE HONORS Global Leadership, on the Chairman and founder of Kazeem Royal Properties, Ltd, Prince Kazeem Eletu-odibo, a Real Estate Tycoon and Philanthropist, at The U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum and Award, THEMED: “NIGERIA REVITALISATION INITIATIVE: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT & RESTRUCTURING”.
 
 
The U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, which was organised in partnership with AfriQtalk Consult, FACE INC and its organising team, in association with the State of Maryland, kicked off with a customised study tour at Ellicott Dredges, workshop at the U.S Small Business Administration in Howard University, a Meet and Greet reception at District Heights, Maryland, hosted by Mayor Jack Sims on November 17, 2017.
 
 
In her welcome speech, at the high level interactive Forum held on November 18, 2017 in Double Tree by Hilton, Largo Maryland, the Chief Host and CEO, AfriQtalk Consult, President, FACE INC. USA and Founder,US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, Princess Asha Osazuwa, outlined several key goals that she hoped the Forum will achieve. Speaking at the event, Hon Lt. Governor, Boyd Rutherford of Maryland, emphasised the importance of fostering US-Nigeria bilateral relations for mutual prosperity.
 
 
Mr. Chris Nwandu, Publisher/Editor in Chief CKN News & President Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria, during the presentation, thanked the Lt. Governor, for his continued support to Nigerians in the Diaspora and urged him to encourage such exchanges, particularly, between Nigerian media organisations and State of Maryland.
 
 
Other speakers and guests in attendance, include Rev. Amb. Felix Johnson Osakwe, Director of Executive Affairs at the UN, Thomas E. Dernoga, Assistant Attorney General, State of Maryland, Dr. Onyemaechi Nweke, Andrew Ndubisi Ucheomumu (Mazi), Esq.,  professionals, academias, entrepreneurs, civil society organisations, community and business leaders. Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, also attended the U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, where he was graciously received by the Hon Lt. Governor, Boyd Rutherford and Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State.
 
 
At the Gala Dinner and Award ceremony organised by FACE INC. USA, Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, received The Esteemed FACE HONORS Global Leadership; Outstanding Nigerian Philanthropist Award, for Community Achievement in Human Development Capacity and Philanthropy and Community Recognition Award for Exceptional Leadership in Youth Empowerment, including FACE HONORS Induction of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) in Human Letters/Youth Development and United Nations Ambassadorial title, in Academic section of the Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
 
 
Speaking at the occasion, Amb. Dr. Mrs. Chika Mitima-Samuel, President of Covenant International University, congratulated the newly conferred United Nation Ambassadors, Amb. Dr. Prince Kazeem Eletu Odibo, Amb. Princess Asha Osazuwa and Amb. Lilian Ike. “You are not decoratedambassador but as decorated foot soldiers, I applaud you for your good work and philanthropic initiatives”, she reiterated.
 
 
In his acceptance speech, Amb. Dr. Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, thanked the organisers of the event. “It reminds me of those struggles and hustles, much more, it reminds me that no situation is permanent. It may take time, but it won’t always be dark. So I want to encourage someone out there who is going through hard times, no condition is permanent, destiny may be delayed, it can never be denied. I dedicate this awards to God Almighty for His Faithfulness, to my loving mother, to my family, to all Kazeem Royal Staff, to all my well wishers who camewith me to America, to all who stood by me those days,” he said.
 
 
In a statement issued, the Chief Host, Amb. Princess Asha Osazuwa, thanked all those who travelled far and wide to attend. ‘The event is a combination of both conference, and award recognitions, aimed at creating interactive platforms, designed to promote youth empowerment, community development, cultural appreciation, foreign trade policies and investment opportunities. She added.
 
 
The ceremony was graced by celebrity guest, EYE D, former Nigerian Idol finalist, Idowu Sarah Odugbemi, who sang The Nigerian National Anthem. The evening was also, filled with music, entertainment, networking mixer, and red carpet interview, with business leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, distinguished guests, friends of Nigeria, business and community leaders, hosted by Kenny Kay Mr. Buga and sponsored by Western Union.
 

 

2017 FACE HONOREES:
 
  1. Lt. Governor Boyd Kevin Rutherford of Maryland State – Outstanding Leadership Impact
  2. Hon. Evelyn Oboro Omavowan – Outstanding House of Representatives Member of The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  3. Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President – Outstanding Senator of The Federal Republic of Nigeria
  4. Chris Kehinde Nwandu, Publisher and Editor in Chief CKN News – Outstanding Online Media Personality
  5. Sia Finoh, CEO, Education for Africa – Outstanding African Diaspora Women in Leadership
  6. Sade Oshinubi Esq. UPAC, Chairwoman – Outstanding African Diaspora Women in Leadership

 

SOME PAST FACE HONOREES:
 
  1. Hon. Mildred Crump, Council President, Newark, New Jersey
  2. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, New Jersey
  3. Sir Emeka Offor, Chairman Chrome Group
  4. Barrister Oladipo Okpeseyi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chairman, Island Club, Nigeria
  5. Mr. Rob Brunner, VP Arik Airlines, USA
  6. Chief Edem Duke, former Hon. Minister of Culture Tourism and National Orientation, Abuja
  7. Mayor, Kasim Reed Atlanta, GA
  8. HON. ARC. Micheal Oziegbe Onoleme, former Minister of Works, AbujaAmbassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, former Amb. /Consul General, Nigeria Consulate of Atlanta, GA
  9. Ambassador Andrew Young, Former Mayor, Atlanta GA
 


FACE HONORS is an award celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy and cultures, in recognition of outstanding individuals, organizations, corporations and institutions whose outstanding courage, commitment, and passion have contributed to the promotion of democracy, education, cultural heritage, public service, philanthropic activities, diplomacy, community development, peace and security, in Africa and the African diaspora.

For more info visit; http://www.facegloballeadership.org |

 

 

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH FOR AMBASSADOR ROBIN RENEE SANDERS: THE RISE OF AFRICA’S SMES

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INVITATION – SAVE THE DATE – MAY 11, 2017
1:30PM – 4:OOPM

GALLUP WORLD POLL INVITES YOU TO THE WASHINGTON D.C.

To Attend Click: RSVP to Gallup World Poll

VENUE: Gallup Headquarters
901 F St., NW Washington, DC 20006
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN NIGERIA

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Oil prices in Nigeria have fallen below 55% since September 2014, impacting public sector spending. However, infrastructure development is critical to the growth of the economy. The GDP indicator, indicates the non-oil sector has been the main driver of growth with services-oriented economy, such as retail, wholesale trade, real estate, information and communication.

The fall in oil prices has created investment opportunity in other sectors, like agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Particularly, in the export sector, leveraging on Nigerian Maritime Industry in the following areas.

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Governance issues remains a huge challenge within the Nigerian Ports sector about delays in getting their goods moved through the ports but the latest funding boost from the federal government could change the growth prospects for this sector. 

For more information about Maritime Investment opportunities, contact us at info@faceawardusa.com

About FACE

FACE is a not-for-profit organization that supports African Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals representing over 60,000 African Immigrant Communities in the United States. Our goal is to encourage policies and practices that promotes sustainable socioeconomic development, and youth empowerment programmes by creating awareness to make available the necessary infrastructures for the development, and maintenance of viable primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors in Africa, and the African Diaspora.