Plenary Session: African Leadership Forum 2018

Plenary Session: African Leadership Forum 2018

African Leadership Forum 2018: Financing Africa’s Transformation for Sustainable Development

Date: August 02, 2018

Guest: African Leadership Forum 2018

The Plenary Session on "Financing Africa’s Transformation for Sustainable Development" at the fifth African Leadership Forum (ALF) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Panelists: H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Hassan Mohamud, former President of the Republic of Somalia and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

African Leadership Forum 2018

The fifth African Leadership Forum (ALF), hosted by the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa and organised by UONGOZI Institute took place in Kigali, Rwanda from Thursday 02nd August, 2018 to Friday 03rd August, 2018.

The Forum, under the theme, “Financing Africa’s Transformation for Sustainable Development” sought to provide a platform to deliberate on the prospect of increased, improved, and effective financing for Africa’s transformation.

The Keynote Address was delivered by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Participants of the Forum include H.E. Joaquim Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique; H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Armando Guebuza, former President of the Republic of Mozambique; H.E. Moncef Marzouki, former President of the Republic of Tunisia; H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, former President of the Republic of Somalia; and over 100 other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society.

Speakers at the event included Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of UNECA, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank, Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and Amb. Dr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization.

The African Leadership Forum was conceived of as a space for Africa’s eminent elders to interact with current and future leaders around the strategic challenges facing the Continent. The annual meeting brings together former Heads of State as well as leaders from government, civil society, the private sector and academia from across Africa.