Speech: H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli at the African Leadership Forum 2019

Speech: H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli at the African Leadership Forum 2019

Date: August 30, 2019

Guest: African Leadership Forum 2019

Address by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania , H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli at the sixth African Leadership Forum, held from 29 - 30 August, 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

African Leadership Forum 2019

The sixth African Leadership Forum (ALF) took place in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, from 29 – 30 August 2019, under the theme “Promoting Good Natural Resource Management for Socio-economic Transformation in Africa”.

The objective of the Forum was to reflect on the potential for land, wildlife, fishery, and forestry in fostering socio-economic transformation in Africa and address the noted widespread unsustainable use of natural resources across the continent as well as the anticipated socio-economic, environmental and climate change consequences.

The keynote address, expanding on the theme, was delivered by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Patron of the Forum. The organisation was managed by UONGOZI Institute.

Similar to previous events, ALF 2019 was organised over a day and a half period with an open plenary and closed sessions under the same theme. The closed sessions were held under Chatham House Rules to encourage frank, open and in-depth discussion.

The plenary session of the Forum was graced by the attendance of H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, who later on delivered an address. H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania; H.E Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania; H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, former President of the Federal Republic of Somalia; and H.E. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, former President of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar; were in attendance. Also in attendance were diplomats, heads of international organisations and regional communities, and leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia, and civil society from across Africa.

Under the overarching theme, the Forum considered three sub-themes, namely Basic Principles for Managing Renewable Resources, Illicit Practices of Renewable Resources in Africa, and Africa’s Perspective on Climate Change and its Impact on Natural Resources.