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.
2023 Top 30 Under 30: Celebration Event
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.
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:
- Minister of International Development Harjit S. Sajjan
- Reading of statements from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Jason Kenney
- Address from Elder
- ACGC Executive Director Leah Ettarh
2022 Top 30 Speeches included messages from: