Oxford University Africa Society announces the 9th edition of the Oxford Africa Conference  

The ninth edition of the Oxford Africa Conference themed ‘Asserting Africa’s Relevance: Locally, Continentally, Globally’ is taking place from May 17-18 2019 at Oxford University.

Mr. Mo Ibrahim, the Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, will deliver a keynote address at the Conference. Other keynote speakers include Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Former Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Ms. Arumah Oteh, Former Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank; and Prof. PLO Lumumba, Past Director and Chief Executive of the Kenya School of Law.

Organised by the University of Oxford Africa Society, it is one of the largest student-led conference on Africa in Europe. The conference will feature 10-panel discussions on topics such as “Amandla! Awethu! Social Movements Challenging the Status Quo for Good Governance” and z’3rd Industrial Revolution, 4th Industrial Revolution or OUR own Development Revolution?”.

Speakers at the conference include politicians, academics, business leaders and students. Over 30 experts will be sharing their experiences and knowledge on Africa-related topics.

The Conference will also feature an Innovation Fair for African innovators who are making a significant positive impact on the continent. 10 shortlisted candidates will be invited to showcase their innovation during the conference, network with speakers and participants.

Three hundred guests attend the Conference each year and is live-streamed to an audience of 5000 participants across African universities.

For more information contact:

Johise Namwira, Media and Publicity manager at Johise.namwira@wolfson.ox.ac.uk on +44 7523-846730

Website: http://www.oxfordafricaconference.com/

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