Pre-Engagement: Friday, May 11

Venue: Said Business School

TIME EVENT
17:00– 19:00 Conference Pre-Engagement Keynote Address by H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo(Read full details here)

Day 1: Friday, May 18

Venue: Blavatnik School of Government

 

TIME EVENT
13:30– 14:30 Registration plus Tea/Coffee (at Blavatnik School of Government)
14:30 – 14:55 Welcoming Remarks

  1. African Society President
  2. Conference Co-Chair
  3. Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality and Diversity) – Dr Rebecca Surender
15:00 – 15:15 Opening Keynote Address

15:15 -15:55 Keynote Conversation and Q & A

The Death of Ideology – Moving beyond Rhetoric to Action and what really works for Africa.

16:00 – 16:20 Innovation Fair Keynote

16:20 – 17:00 Presentations by Innovation Fair Finalists
17:00 – 17:15 Closing Remarks and Announcements
17:15 – 19:00 Free Time
19:00 – 19:30 Mix and Mingle  (at Rhodes House)
19:30 – 22:00 Gala Dinner  (at Rhodes House)
19:40 – 19:45 Welcoming Remarks  to Gala
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner (Dress Code: Traditional or Business Attire)
21:45 – 22:00 Gala Keynote Address

Day 2 Saturday, May 19

Venue: Blavatnik School of Government

TIME EVENT
8:30 – 8:50 Registration and Tea/Coffee (at Blavatnik School of Government)
9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Remarks to Day 2
9:10 – 9:30 Opening Keynote Address

9:30 – 10:15 Keynote Conversation and Q & A

10:15 – 10:35 Mid-Morning Tea/Coffee Break
10:35 – 11:35 Session 1
Curbing Unconstitutional changes of Government through Constitutionalism & Citizen Movements
Session 2
Building our own African Brands from the ground up through Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Session 3
Feminism in Africa- Challenges and Prospects to truly empowering Africa’s women
Session 4
A Disruptive Digital Revolution – utilizing emerging alternative  technologies to tackle Africa’s challenges
11:40 – 12:40 Session 1
Not too Young to Lead – A new generation of Leaders in Party Politics and Elected Public Office
Session 2
Shaping an Inclusive Business Landscape:  Foreign Direct Investment for Social Progress & Innovation
Session 3
“____” is (un)African.Lifting the rug on LGBTIAQ+ Identity
12:40 – 13:45 LUNCH
13:50 – 14:55

Beyond the Rhetoric Workshop Sessions

Workshop 1
Fast tracking Universal Health coverage – Innovations for Delivery
Workshop 2
Rethinking Education –  Skills Development for Employment, Research and Innovation
Workshop 3
Equipping the Individual Actor: Unleashing Creative and Innovative Potential for Impact
15:00 – 16:00 Session 1
Addressing Mental Health – Africa’s Invisible Epidemic
Session 2
African Art & Media – Its role in entertainment and public expressions on social and cultural issues
Session 3
Adapting to Climate Change in Africa – Tackling Financing, Collaboration, Energy Production & Job Creation for resilient development
16:00 – 16:15 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:30 Innovation Competition Award Announcement
16:35 – 16:55 Raufu Mustapha Keynote Address

  • Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
16:55 – 17:30 Keynote Conversation and Q & A

  • with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
17:35 – 17:45 Vote of Thanks, Beyond the Rhetoric ways forward, details of After Party
17:45 – 19:00 Networking Hour
20:00 After Party (at Freud)