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Commending Mandela Month: Celebrating the Legacy of a True Global Icon.

Commending Mandela Month: Celebrating the Legacy of a True Global Icon.

The Global Black Impact Summit commemorates Mandela’s legacy and inspires positive transformation.

With July upon us, a wave of reverence and reflection sweeps across the globe to honour the strong spirit of the late President Nelson Mandela during the annual commemoration of Nelson Mandela Month. This special occasion, observed on July 18th, serves as a poignant reminder of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary contributions to fostering equality, compassion and human rights. It calls upon individuals, communities, organizations and businesses to dedicate their time, skills, and resources to make a positive impact on society, echoing his lifelong commitment to public service. By harnessing the power of unity, Nelson Mandela Month serves as a catalyst for transforming lives, embracing inclusivity and fostering connections that transcend boundaries.

In line with this mission, The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS), a landmark event that promises to be a unique and transformative experience for individuals celebrating Black excellence and driving positive change, commemorates Mandela Month as it aligns perfectly with the values and objectives of the summit. Hosted by the Black Impact Foundation and Organized by Energy Capital & Power, the Summit – scheduled to take place from 30 November to 1 December 2023 – in Dubai offers a dynamic platform for networking, learning and collaboration, with a focus on uniting and connecting the Black community with the aim of strengthening inclusivity, education and entrepreneurship.

The prevailing emphasis of Nelson Mandela Month centres around “67 Minutes for Madiba on Nelson Mandela Day,” signifying the symbolic 67 years that Nelson Mandela dedicated to public service, persevering through adversity, and unwaveringly championing the cause of social justice, ultimately culminating in his historic tenure as the inaugural President of the newly birthed South Africa. This day captures the ideals that Nelson Mandela adopted throughout his life—forgiveness, reconciliation and the belief that each individual possesses the power to change the world for the better. By encouraging people to devote just a fraction of their time, 67 minutes, to acts of kindness, Mandela Day urges us to acknowledge our collective responsibility in effectuating meaningful change.

The GBIS, with its emphasis on celebrating and uniting the Black community, recognizes the impact of Mandela’s legacy in inspiring and strengthening individuals worldwide. By integrating the spirit of Mandela Month into the summit, attendees can unite under a shared purpose and amplify their efforts towards effectuating meaningful change.

At its core, the GBIS aims to enhance inclusivity, education, and entrepreneurship within the Black community. Similarly, Mandela Month inspires us to embrace the ideals of forgiveness, reconciliation, and social justice. By highlighting the shared values between the summit and Mandela Month, the GBIS becomes an ideal platform for engaging in positive dialogues, forging partnerships, and formulating proactive approach to support Black individuals globally. It creates an environment that fosters individual growth, collective ideals, and economic prosperity.

One of the fundamental pillars of both the GBIS and Mandela Month is education. Recognizing that education plays a pivotal role in unlocking opportunities, both initiatives place a strong emphasis on enhancing educational access and quality. The GBIS can leverage its platform to showcase successful educational initiatives and projects that strengthen Black communities, inspiring attendees to support and contribute to similar endeavours. By promoting education during the summit, the GBIS aligns with the spirit of Mandela Month and underscores the importance of education in driving transformative change.

Another a vital component of the GBIS agenda is entrepreneurship, as it presents a pathway to economic autonomy and self-determination. Mandela Month, with its focus on sustainable development and social and economic equality, aligns seamlessly with the summit’s goals of fostering entrepreneurship within the Black community. By showcasing successful Black-owned businesses, sharing entrepreneurial experiences, and providing networking opportunities, the GBIS can inspire attendees to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions and contribute to the economic advancement of their communities.

Acknowledging the profound impact of Mandela Month, we invite you to unite with us in amplifying Black voices by attending the Global Black Impact Summit. Together, let us forge a path towards a future where possibilities are boundless, and progress resonates for all. This significant and high-level event promises to be a transformative experience that celebrates Black excellence, fosters inclusivity, and drives positive change.

To secure your participation at this important, high-level event, register now at

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