The Oxford Africa Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa delivered by a team of Oxford students. The Conference brings together heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professionals to critically expand the discourse on Africa. In its eighth year running, the conference will provide a vibrant platform for new thinking about a global Africa across all disciplines – politics, society, business, technology and academia – connecting inter-generational leaders from around the world to shape an integrated and innovative perspective on Africa’s future.
Join us (again) this year on 18 and 19 May 2018 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford for another promising conference.
Catalyzing an Era of Concrete Action
Many an African countries have been subjected to blame for development, democratization and economic policies that fall short in their implementation process, which arises from an array of reasons. Our hope is that by discussing and delivering actionable approaches to tackling issues within Africa, Conference attendees will be able to contribute in meaningful ways as to how to fast track progress.
The 2018 Oxford Africa Conference aims to examine the current social, political and economic landscape in Africa and provoke more pragmatic ways through which African countries can reposition themselves in relation to these dimensions. The Conference will focus on how to move beyond the rhetoric and bring to the fore contentious organizational, structural and societal issues that are rarely addressed adequately, but collectively are key for the continent’s forward trajectory. Intentionally daring, the theme aims to ensure that the 2018 conference is actionable.
In the spirit of concrete action, the key resolutions of the Conference will be collated and passed on to key decision makers in African institutions such as the African Union (AU) and key regional blocks mainly as Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and East African Community (EAC). In addition, credible think tanks, civil society organisations, and public-private platforms across the continent will be invited to mobilise thought and resources towards solidifying the Conference outcomes. The Oxford Africa Conference invites you to join us on May 18th-19th 2018.
The Oxford Africa Conference 2018 will be held on May 18th and 19th at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
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Each year, the Oxford Africa Innovation Fair brings together entrepreneurs and innovators tackling challenges in Africa. They participate in networking sessions and a pitch competition for a chance to win cash prizes to further their impact. Shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Innovation Fair will compete for £7000 in cash prizes and mentorship from key industry players. The 2018 Oxford Africa Innovation Fair is sponsored by the United States African Development Foundation ( USADF)
The U.S. African Development Foundation (“USADF”) is an independent federal government agency established to support African-led development that grows community enterprises by providing seed capital and access to technical support. Partnering with Africans, USADF is answering the development demands from communities one partnership at a time.
If you are an early stage start-up or a social entrepreneur with an innovative solution to a challenge in Africa, apply to the Innovation Fair for a chance to win seed funding for your venture!
This year’s innovation fair invites pre-seed and early stage start-ups with no more than £70,000 in raised capital to compete in the pitch competition. Shortlisted candidates (5 in total) will compete for the following prizes:
£4000 1st prize
£2000 2nd prize
£1000 3rd prize
Each venture must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered for shortlisting:
Deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT+1 on 1st May 2018.
How to Apply
(You will be awarded one free conference ticket. Please note that all other team members who wish to co-present must buy conference tickets)
Be part of the 2018 Oxford Africa Conference
Each year, the conference provides a lot of opportunities for corporate organisations, institutions, and entities to be part of the leading student-led event. Partnerships are available in a number of streams to suit your needs. Most notably, you could benefit from:
Read the full details here.
For more information on partnership opportunities or to discuss exciting partnership ideas for the 2018 Oxford Africa Conference, please contact:
Yolanda Kisenyi Emmanuel Taiwo
Events Manager Conference Co-Chair
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+44 (0)7853 755752 +44 (0)7879 902526