Africa Development Conference 2020
the african promise: exploring catalysts for change
With regrets, per policy from Harvard University, ADC2020 is cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions. Please visit www.harvard.edu/coronavirus for updates and further information.
Harvard Kennedy School. Cambridge, MA
March 27-28, 2020
Africa is at a decisive moment in its history. As the continent with the youngest population and a growing middle class, it is charting a path of structural transformation that will unleash the potential of its emerging markets to create a powerhouse of sustainable growth.
This year’s edition of the Africa Development Conference at Harvard University will bring together influential players to further the debate and share progressive policies and practices for a better future for Africa. The conference is designed to support Africa's expedited structural transformation by offering a platform that advances intellectual and practical debate and enhances partnerships between governments and investors in rebranding and reshaping Africa in the international development arena. This reshaping will require a comprehensive evaluation of development with considerations from the fields of law, government, technology, health, education, design, media, and more.
Speakers include: Ebba Kalondo ∙ Meghan McCormick ∙ Habib Bamba ∙ Wura Mosuro ∙ Hezekiah Shobiye ∙ Tej Nuthulaganti ∙ Chinny Ogunro ∙ Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota ∙ Dr. Chipo Dendere ∙ Fatou Wurie ∙ Jennifer Musisi ∙ Kaleba H. Ngoie-Kasongo ∙ Nafissatou Jocelyne Diop ∙ Moses Tut ∙ Clarence K. Moniba ∙ Lual Mayen ∙ James Wanki ∙ Corina Sanders ∙ Rehmah Kasule ∙ Kola Oyeniyin ∙ Mark Doumba ∙ Mohamed Abuwari
And many more
Meet the Chairs
Samlara Baah is a Mid-Career MPA candidate and Edward S. Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Brice is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. He was most recently with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Faith is an LL.M. Candidate at Harvard Law School. She is a legal strategist and an editor for the Africa Policy Journal
Djénéba Gory is a social entrepreneur and an MPA student at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has previously consulted with the World Bank.
Friday - March 27, 2020
14:30 - 16:00 - Registration
16:00 - 16:15 - Welcome Address
16:15 - 17:00 - Keynote Address by Special Guest of Honor at the JFK Forum
17:00 - 18:30 - Reception at the Harvard Kennedy School
19:00 - 21:00 - VIP Dinner (Private Event)
Saturday - March 28, 2020
07:15 - 08:15 - Registration and light breakfast
08:15 - 08:30 - Welcome Address
08:30 - 09:45 - JFK Forum Panel 01: How to use fame and celebrity to make an impact on the continent.
09:45 - 10:00 - Break
10:00 - 11:00 - JFK Forum Keynote Address
11:00 - 11:15 - Break
11:15 - 12:30 - Panel Set 01
Technology and Digitalization
Rule of Law
Intersection of Public and Private Sectors (PPP)
12:30 - 13:30 - Break
13:30 - 14:45 - Panel Set 02
Gender Equality and Children's Rights
Entrepreneurship and Development
15:00 - 16:15 - JFK Forum Panel 02: Trade and Investment
16:15 - 16:30 - Break
16:30 - 17:45 - JFK Forum Closing Keynote Address
17:45 - 18:00 - Vote of Thanks
20:00 + Afterparty