The Oxford Africa Conference

The Oxford Africa Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa, hosted by the University of Oxford Africa Society. The Conference brings together heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professionals of African descent to critically expand the discourse and action on Africa. The conference is also the society’s annual call to action: the opportunity for coalescing ideas and initiatives that can augment and create opportunities for African individuals, companies and organisations.

This year’s conference will convene around the theme Africa’s Relevance: Locally, Continentally and Globally.


Conference Venue

Mathematical Institute,
Andrew Wiles Building,
Woodstock Rd - OX2 6GG

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Transport Facilities

Oxfordshire is located in between the UK’s two largest cities with London to the south and Birmingham to the north.

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Keynote Speakers


Ms. Arumah Oteh

Former Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank


Prof PLO Lumumba

Immediate Past Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law


Dr Kandeh Yumkella

Former Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)


Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation


H.E. Felix Tshisekedi

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Main Conference Schedule

Leveraging indigenous assets | Critically reflecting on regional integration | Engaging with global priorities

  • Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford
  • Patron of the Oxford University Africa Society
  • President of the Oxford University Africa Society
  • Anthem by the Oxford African Choir

Location:Mathematical Institute - Andrew Wiles Building, Oxford

[Speaker and topic details to be announced]

18:50 PM - 19:20 PM: Q & A Session with Keynote Speaker

Location: Mathematical Institute - Andrew Wiles Building, Oxford

Speaker and topic details to be announced

Location:Mathematical Institute - Andrew Wiles Building, Oxford


Oxford Africa Society
University of Oxford
Africa Oxford Initiative
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Peace Talks

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