The Warwick Africa Summit is a student-organised interdisciplinary conference focused on African development. The summit presents a platform to address the different difficulties faced by the continent through the multi-disciplinary keynote speeches and panels of Human and Economic Development, Innovation, Governance, and Culture and History. Our speakers range from politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs and activists to philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to unlocking the continent’s true potential.
We aim to generate engagement, innovation, and collaboration between students, academics, and practitioners as well as raise awareness of a continent, which is not always understood.
In order to adapt to our current climate, this year’s summit will be held online but will be just as interactive and engaging!
WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of the Warwick Africa Summit 2021 team, we are pleased to welcome you to our 5th Annual Africa Summit. Our theme for the 2021 summit is ‘Igihe Ni Iki ‐ Realising The Africa Century’, an adaption of the Kinyarwanda proverb translating to “the Time is Now”. The full theme for this year ‘Igihe Ni Iki: Realising Africa’s Century’ points to the massive impetus placed on this next decade to decide the course of The Africa Century, its opportunity to take full advantage of the many mechanisms now perfectly placed to accelerate African development and the implications of the continent’s performance for the rest of the world. The Warwick Africa Summit 2021 will aim to address the potential that African nations can unlock once united and generate ideas and initiatives that can facilitate the continent’s journey to excellence.
For the wealth of knowledge that will be present at the summit, we hope that all our attendees feel inspired and find a renewed sense of optimism as to what can be achieved in the future, and find clarity on how to take those next steps forward. We look forward to seeing you on the 20th and 21st of February 2021. Stay tuned to our socials and newsletter for updates on ticket sales!
Warwick Africa Summit 2021 President