The Oxford Africa Conference 2017 will hold on May 19th and 20th at the University of Oxford.

With just under thirty days until the annual #OxAfrica17 Conference, leading experts, academics and industry professionals are gearing up to share their knowledge with delegates at the event at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 19 and 20 May. The conference, opening its doors for the seventh time, 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. Our theme this year is “Breaking the Frame[works] – Redefining Africa’s geopolitical, economic and cultural influence today”.

Registration is now open.

A draft programme will be made available soon.

We are happy to announce that this year’s conference will welcome Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, Former Prime Minister of Niger and currently CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Former President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and Fred Swaniker, CEO and Founder of the African Leadership Group, as its keynotes.

Delegates at the event can also look forward to plenary sessions on Innovative Health, Leadership and Governance, Green Energy, Urbanisation, Education, Art and Representations, and more. These will be animated by experts and individuals who have contributed to reshaping the African continent in the past decades, including Dr. Josephine Ojiambo (The Commonwealth Secretariat), Professor Kevin Marsh (University of Oxford; African Academy of Sciences), Mark Pursey (BTP/Advisers), Abiola Oke (OkayAfrica), Temi Abimbola (AfDB), Gareth Ackerman (Pick n Pay Stores), Angel Jones (Homecoming Revolution), Gossy Ukanwoke (BAU Executive Education), Yene Assegid and many more. For a full list of our confirmed speakers, please visit

We hope you will be part of what promises to be a unique event in Oxford!