2019 MINN Summit

The MINN Summit is a full-day conference offering local organizations and globally-minded individuals a forum to connect, share, and learn. MINN’s annual Summit provides exciting professional development opportunities, offers insights, and sparks conversations that will propel international development success in a changing world.


2019 Keynote Speakers:


Stephanie Kimou, founder and lead consultant for PopWorks Africa​:
Stephanie Kimou is founder and lead consultant for PopWorks Africa. She is an international development professional responsible for successful communications and advocacy programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. With a background in youth and gender, she has extensive in-country experience in francophone Africa, particularly with building and advising advocacy strategies, infusing meaningful youth engagement into development agendas, and building relationships and partnerships with governmental agencies and iNGOs for sustainable and locally rooted development solutions. Read more about her work in the Huffington Post!


Abdul M. Omari, founder of AMO Enterprise:
Dr. Omari is founder of AMO Enterprise, which helps people better connect in individual and team settings through public engagements and addresses. His research focuses on the perceptions of mentoring and the role of Cultural Intelligence within mentoring relationships. He served six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota, while currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA Greater Twin Cities, AchieveMpls, Travel/Impact/Growth, and Civic Eagle.



Thank you for joining us at the 2019 MINN Summit! Read about our past Summits here.



Summit Sponsors

These organizations help us make the MINN Summit possible each year. Join us in thanking them!












Special thank you to Thomson Reuters for providing the event app for the Summit.











Special thanks to the McKnight Foundation for supporting our MINN Fellows program.








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