The Future Africa Awards & Summit unveils new identity…new website also launched.

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The Central Working Committee for The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has today announced its new identity, and also unveiled its new logo and web portal.

“The brand has always focused on evolving alongside Young Africa,” said Mfon Ekpo, a member of the committee, and Fellow with President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. “After a year of work with our global brand support team, we are excited to unveil this new identity which puts the focus on our African reach, and reflects our commitment to a bold new vision for the continent’s future.”

The new logo has Africa in its centre, outlined to reflect a guided vision. Its strength is in its simplicity and clarity. This simplicity is also mirrored in the official web portal www.thefutureafrica.com/awardsThe 2014 edition was launched in May during the World Economic Forum on Africa; expanded in scope to The Future Africa Awards & Summit, a 2-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good governance and citizen engagement.

The committee, in May, also unveiled the ‘Have you met Africa?’ campaign with brand ambassadors Ashish J. Thakkar (Rwanda), Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Nigeria), Chude Jideonwo (Nigeria), Jason Njoku (Nigeria) and Saran Kaban Jones (Liberia).

TFAAS 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Bloomberg TV Africa, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, Premium Times and 360nobs.

The official bloggers for 2014 are Linda Ikeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw, NigeriaNewsDesk and GidiTraffic. Country partners are The Cable, Ladun Liadi Blog, The Trent, Information Nigeria and News Wire. Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards.

The official hashtags for 2014 are #ThisIsAfrica and #TFAAS2014.

Mfon-Ekpo

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