John Mahama, Ghana’s former president, Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate president and Folorusho Alakija, Nigerian businesswoman and Africa’s richest are among the top speakers at this year’s Commonwealth Africa Summit billed for London in March.
The 2018 summit, the fifth in the annual series and themed ‘Common Good’ will have other keynote speakers in Amina J Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary-General), Hassan Ahmed Hilal (Minister of Environment Sudan), Mia Amor Mottley MP (Leader of Opposition and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados), and Babatope Agbeyo (Chairman Cornfield Group) as well as others to be announced soon.
The event is billed to encourage dialogue on how to strategize and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies.
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Unlocking Africa’s economic potential through increased trade, collaboration and philanthropy within the Commonwealth will be at the forefront of conversations at the summit
The Summit aims to spark new thinking on how to promote collective action, achieve shared prosperity and common good for Africans leveraging on their relationship with the Commonwealth family of nations.
Through a series of discussions, the event will encourage dialogue on how to strategise and mobilise valuable African resources that are critical to shaping the continent’s emerging economies.
Past speakers at the CAS Summit include Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, Yakubu Gowon, Baleka Mbete (Speaker of the Parliament of South Africa), Olusegun Obasanjo, and Baroness Lynda Chalker of Wallasey amongst others