More than 100 delegates from at least 26 nations expected at 2010 African Renewal Summit
Keynote speakers include U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, Linda Fuller, Paul Fokam
For release: Sept. 14, 2009
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Many thousands of miles away from the Community Renewal offices in Shreveport, La., five African chiefs in a remote region of Cameroon are uniting in fellowship to bring renewal to their villages. They live in intense poverty, in a land with no running water and few opportunities for education, and they believe Community Renewal can lift their villages to new heights.
In this Doumbouo region of Cameroon, the chiefs have initiated a pilot project that is drawing worldwide attention and setting the stage for a first-of-its-kind-event: the 2010 African Renewal Summit in Shreveport.
More than 100 delegates from at least 26 nations - including Kenya, Rwanda, Chad, Zimbabwe and South Africa - are expected to attend. Scheduled keynote speakers include U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu; Linda Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing; Paul Fokam, president of Afriland First Bank; and Mack McCarter, founder and coordinator of Community Renewal International.
The summit will be held March 22-24, 2010, at the Shreveport Convention Center.
For specific inquiries about the event, contact Claudia Oliver, chairman of the summit, at email@example.com.