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The LSE is excited to present its 6th Annual Africa Summit with the theme Africa’s Future Frontiers.


The 2019 Summit will explore how Africa can navigate its crossroads to position itself for economic and social sustainability and inclusivity by tapping into Africa’s future frontiers. These frontiers include the prospects of reaching beyond its borders to bring about exponential growth, the revolutionising of banking to ensure financial inclusion, the establishment of the rule of law for a fairer and just Africa, the harnessing of technology for private sector development, and the embracing of a sustainability culture and African soft power for socio-cultural empowerment, among many others.


In previous years, we have been honoured to host leading figures on the continent such as Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo(President of Ghana), Yemi Osibanjo (Vice-President of the Republic of Nigeria), Dr Donald Kaberuka (former president of African Development Bank), Ibukun Awosika (chairman of First Bank of Nigeria) and other influential personalities. The line up this year promises to be the most invigorating yet.


LSE Africa Summit 2019 will showcase some of Africa’s brightest minds and connecting the continent’s most passionate advocates at what has become one of the leading student-run events here at the LSE. We look forward to having you on board this year!

Location and directions

The New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields , London, WC2A 3LJ, United Kingdom

About LSE Africa Summit

The LSE Africa Summit is an annual gathering that showcases Africa’s contributions to the world and fosters debates on the challenges facing the continent. By gathering renowned scholars, corporations, and influential leaders, whilst centring the authentic voices of Africans at the London School of Economics, we seek to create a platform that enables the power and potential of African nations to be transformed into action to boost investment, influence policy, and challenge narratives. Some past speakers include Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria; Hon. Jean Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce of Cote d’Ivoire; and Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company.