Annual Top 30 Celebration Event

Each year, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) celebrates its Top 30 Under 30 through a celebration in Alberta. The celebration takes place during the first week of February as part of Canada’s annual International Development Week, which provides an opportunity to pause and acknowledge Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and sustainable development around the world.

2024 celebration

2023 Top 30 Under 30: Celebration Event

ACGC’s 2024 Top 30 Under 30 Celebration Event will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 6:30-8:30 PM (MST) at the Telus International Centre in Edmonton, AB.

ACGC is delighted to partner with University of Alberta International for the Top 30 Celebration Event, as part of the I-Week roster of events (see below). Hosted by two brilliant 2023 Top 30 Under 30 alumni, Dr. Nevicia Case and Joshua Morin, the evening will feature speeches from community leaders and this year’s Top 30 Under 30 award recipients. Aligned with this year’s theme of climate justice, there will be a virtual Keynote Speech by Kehkashan Basu, the founder of the The Green Hope Foundation, a youth-led global social innovation enterprise dedicated to climate justice and creating an equitable and safe world. The formal program will be followed by refreshments and informal networking.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

2023 celebration

2023 Top 30 Under 30: Celebration Event

ACGC’s 2023 Top 30 Under 30 Celebration Event took place on Thursday, February 9th from 6:30-8 PM (MST) at the Central Library in Calgary, AB.

Hosting the event was dynamic sibling duo, and Top 30 Under 30 alumni, Ibrahim Sadiq  and Ganiyat Sadiq. The evening featured speeches from leaders and this year’s Top 30 Under 30 award recipients, followed by a keynote address by Poornima Sukumar, the founder of the Aravani Art Project, a trans-women and cis-women led art collective based in India that created this year’s campaign art. The formal program was followed by networking with light refreshments served. 

2022 celebration

ACGC was pleased to extend an invitation to our Top 30 Under 30s (past and present), friends, family, and the wider community to come together on the evening of February 9, 2022 in a virtual celebration of the 2022 cohort of Top 30s and their achievements!

Thank you to all those who joined us virtually on February 9, 2022 for an evening of celebration, music, awardee performances, congratulatory addresses, and more!

This virtual event was live-streamed from the Grindstone Theatre and hosted by 2021 Top 30 Hannan Mohamud. Attendees enjoyed awardee speeches, congratulatory addresses, and a special live musical performance by Afro-fusion band MelAfrique!

Congratulatory addresses included messages from:

2022 Top 30 Speeches included messages from:

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