The United Bank for Africa (UBA) is set to host this year’s Africa Day in commemoration of Africa’s unity with the third edition of its yearly UBA Africa Conversations and the event is set to play host to top dignitaries across Africa.
The theme for this year’s edition of the event is ‘Bringing Africa to the World’, epitomised by the global success of the panelists’ careers. The event is scheduled to hold virtually on Tuesday May 25th, 2021 at 12pm WAT.
A long list of eminent dignitaries across Africa are also scheduled to headline the event. Personalities such as the President of Rwanda, H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame; Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are billed to grace the occasion.
Others are Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation(WHO) and Mr. Makhtar Sop Diop, Managing Director, International Finance Corporation(IFC). The conversations will be held online.
At a time of unparalleled African leadership in global organisations, the UBA Africa Conversations provides the opportunity for an African and global audience to hear directly from our distinguished guests on Africa’s relationship with the world, the opportunities and the challenges, and their own personal journeys.
The event which will be moderated by Tony O. Elumelu, the Group Chairman, UBA and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, discussions will be focused on Africa’s development in the areas of the economy and finance, trade, health and the unity of the continent.
Africa Day has been celebrated since 1963 on May 25th across the African continent and worldwide. The day was inaugurated by the Organisation of African Unity, in celebration of the unity, diversity and beauty of Africa and its people.