H.E. Amina J. Mohammed, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, Amir Abdulla and more to speak
at the 8th Annual SOAS African Development Forum.
Held at the world’s leading institution for the study of Africa outside the continent, the 2 day
conference will take place Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th in London.
London, UK – 28 February 2019 – Tickets are now available for the 8th Annual African Development Forum taking place on Friday 15th March and Saturday 16th March in London at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
The SOAS African Development Forum is a student driven platform organised through the SOAS Centre for African Studies, which houses the largest expertise on Africa outside of Africa. Through an annual conference and an engaging blog, ADF champions African development, brings together leading thinkers in the field to stimulate informed discussion, challenges orthodox narratives, and bridges gaps in understanding between various development
Notable former keynotes of the SOAS African Development Forum include BBC Correspondent, Tomi Oladipo, president of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan African Centre, Samia Yabah Nkrumah, African Union Youth Envoy member, Aya Chebbi, and many more.
This year’s theme: ‘In.Security’, provides a platform to explore traditional notions of security in various aspects of African development and opportunities for the future. Through 4 expert panels, engaging keynotes and various opportunities to network, the 2-day conference will elevate conversations that aim to realise solutions to basic aspects of African society that appear to be under threat. The weekend provides an opportunity to engage, spotlight, and contribute to the current conversations and movements propelling Africa forward.
Attendees will hear from four expert panels that building on the ideas and expectations of those on the continent, and the contributions of the diaspora. Several renowned keynotes will also offer their insights into this year’s theme, including Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Amina J. Mohammed, former prime minister of Niger and CEO of New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Ibrahim Mayaki, Deputy Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Amir Abdulla, among others.
The conference will be held on the 15th and 16th of March at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) campus. As a comprehensive 2-day experience, attendees will have the opportunity to network, enjoy delectable food from a West-African caterer, and go home with resources from several prominent sponsors.
Part of the University of London, SOAS is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East and houses the largest concentration of academic staff concerned with those regions. Some prominent SOAS alumni and staff members include author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, former president of Ghana, H.E. John Atta Mills, actor Forest Whitaker, entrepreneur Dr Mohammed Ibrahim, journalist Zeinab Badawi, and director of SOAS, Baroness Valerie Amos, who will give the opening address at this year’s African Development Forum.
Tickets, VIP Registration, Sponsorships and Media Partnerships are available. For more information, visit Movemeback Events.