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Oxford University Africa Society Pan-Africa Conference 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012 from 09:00 to 18:30 (BST)
Oxford, United Kingdom
Building Capacity for a New Generation: The Case for Youth Leadership in Africa
The 2012 Oxford University Pan-Africa Conference is poised to be the largest gathering of African students in the United Kingdom and will highlight the importance of nurturing a new type of African youth leadership in response to the rapidly evolving challenges of this century.
Organized by the Africa Society, the conference will bring together hundreds of young and dynamic academics, scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, and politicians from around the world. It will shed light on strategies for preparing the next generation of African leaders for active involvement in building a culture of bold visions, integrity, and accountability in its public and private sectors and in African communities worldwide.
Some of the speakers include:
- Vera Songwe (World Bank Country Director)
- Ransford Smith, Deputy Secretary General, Commonwealth
- Arthur Mutambara (Deputy Prime Minister, Zimbabwe)
- Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria)
- He Liehui (Chairman, Touchroad International Holdings Group, China)
- Kingwa Kamencu (Rhodes Scholar and Presidential Candidate, Republic of Kenya)
- Matthew Hassan Kukah (Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto)
- Hadeel Ibrahim (Director of Strategy and External Relations, Mo Ibrahim Foundation)
- Gbenga Sesan (Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria)
- Patrick Awuah (Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana)
- Mary Harper (Africa Editor, BBC World Service)
- Tebogo Lefifi (Executive Chair, Young African Professionals and Students in China)
- Mbong Madelle Kangha (Founder, Youths for Change)
Sponsors include Google, Think Africa Press, Business Connexion, Safal Group, and the Oxford African Studies Centre.
Be sure to visit our website for all the latest news: http://www.oxfordafrica.org !
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Oxford University Africa Society
The Oxford University Africa Society is the umbrella body for African students at the University of Oxford, seeking to provide a legitimate and strong voice within the University community to African students and others who are linked to the continent by way of ancestry, research, experience, or interest. The society is a platform for informed debates and stimulating events, and strives to create a sense of community among members.