Oscar-Winning Lupita Nyong’o Is Africities Goodwill Ambassador

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning Kenyan actress, star of the movie “Black Panther” and its upcoming sequel “Wakanda Forever” has been named as Africities Summit Goodwill Ambassador.

The 9th edition of the Africities Summit is scheduled to take place on May 17 to 21, 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya.

Placed under the high patronage of Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, the theme chosen for the summit is: “The role of intermediary cities in Africa in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and of the African Union’s Agenda 2063”.

One of the goals of this edition is to mobilise the African and Afro-descendant diaspora to begin the journey towards African renaissance with their fellow citizens who have remained on the continent, as well as with all people of goodwill interested in the development, integration, and unity of Africa.

For the first time, the Africities Summit organised every three years over five days, alternately in the different regions of Africa, will have a Goodwill Ambassador.

This flagship event of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa organised in partnership with the Government of Kenya, the Council of Governors of Kenya, and the County of Kisumu will for the very first time be held in an intermediary city.