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The African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU) is proud to announce its eighth annual Africa Together conference 2022 (ATC 2022), to be held on Saturday 21st May 2022. This year’s conference pursues the theme ‘Africa’s Re-emergence: Taking Back Control’. It will be a hybrid event, held at the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

 

The Africa Together Conference is the premier student-led conference on Africa at the University of Cambridge. For nearly a decade, the conference has continued to assemble Africa’s sharpest and most influential minds, including academics, innovators, policy experts, leaders, diplomats, industry professionals, businesspersons, young professionals, and students, representing several countries across the world, to discuss and design Africa’s future. Former participants have included Heads of State, government ministers, foreign secretaries, CEOs, governors of central banks, and WTO and UN representatives. As the timing of this year’s conference finds the African continent at a crossroads as it recovers from the shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic, this event promises to be the most critical one yet.

 

The 2022 Africa Together Conference will feature three Keynote addresses as well as three-panel discussions, in addition to project pitches, and artistic and cultural exhibitions by African creatives. The keynote addresses will explore ‘The impact of neo-colonial interferences in Africa’; ‘The role of African youth in establishing pathwaysto a self-sustaining Africa’; and the central theme, ‘Africa’s Re-emergence: Taking Back Control.’ The panel discussions will interrogate: ‘Leadership and Security’; ‘Indigenous Innovations and Business’; and ‘Africa’s Future Pitch (AFP)’, which is a maiden event, where top three finalists will present community development projects for feedback and potential investment offers.

 

The ATC 2022 will provide the platform for individuals, businesses and institutions to network and create new strategic partnerships to build coordinated responses to current continental challenges. We also intend to galvanize tangible commitments from continental and diasporic allies, to pledge both resources and expertise towards the actionable projects and resolutions that will emerge from the conference, by inviting our delegates to sign the ATC 2022 Conference Charter.

About African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU)

African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU) intends to build an exciting interface between Africans and non-Africans in Cambridge; creating a platform for networking and debate on issues of Pan-African importance; fostering research capacity within Africa; as well as mentoring prospective students from Africa studying at the University of Cambridge. They are open to anyone interested in finding out more about Africa, no matter their discipline, nationality, or student status. Non-university students are welcome to join too.