Discover the range in developments being made in Africa, the various drawbacks impacting development, and the endless pockets for potential growth in the continent
Expand your connections through conversations with leading figures in Africa and like-minded students and alumni from global leading universities
Collaborate with like-minded individuals in exploring and shaping potential solutions to Africa's most pressing issues
A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Welcome, Marhaba, Welkom, Karibu, Kaabo, Akwaaba, Sawubona!
It is with utmost delight to welcome you to the Warwick Africa Summit 2023, Elfu Huanzia Na Moja -A Thousand Begins with One. After two years of virtual successful summits, I am excited to host you for the return of our in-person summit at the University of Warwick on the 25th and 26th of February!
The summit provides a holistic approach through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions, in which we value the work and perspectives of individuals with both a local and regional impact. As a summit, we have grown both in our outreach and our range in panels, with a new exciting panel this year ‘Changing the Narrative: The LGBTQIA+ Perspective,’ that addresses the current anti-LGBTQIA sentiment within the African continent.
Our 2023 theme for the summit is ‘Elfu Huanzia Na Moja’, an inspiring Swahili saying that translates to ‘A Thousand Begins with One’, highlighting the value and power each individual has in creating impact on the continent. With the boundless potential of Africa and its people, ‘A Thousand Begins with One’ hopes to prompt people to rise above stereotypes and stigmas, take risks, and embrace positive change within the African continent.
Organising the Warwick Africa Summit is a fulfilling experience, as not only are we actively shifting the narrative surrounding Africa, but we are inspiring hundreds of young minds to be the next generation of leaders and real catalysts of change. The summit offers a platform to engage, learn, and grow through highly accomplished and admired speakers while also interacting with an array of individuals. This in turn enables our attendees to shape their own futures and imagine a prosperous Africa with infinite possibilities.
Without you, the summit would not be a success, so please allow me to extend my sincere gratitude, on behalf of my team, sponsors, board of advisors and the University of Warwick.
"It was inspiring to see the representation of the voices of young Africans in both panels and breakout sessions"
The Warwick Africa Summit is an annual student-led interdisciplinary conference focused on the development of the African continent. We aim to celebrate the continent, drive collaboration, and stimulate change by connecting African leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to a global talent-pool of individuals. In order to provide a holistic understanding of Africa, the event aims to draw from a pool of both regional and local industry leaders as they both provide a wealth of knowledge on African issues and opportunities to create impact.
Our summit sets itself apart from the conventional summits in its unique approach to the region. The initiative focuses on Africa within a global framework with a spotlight on the progress and future.
Our speakers range from politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs, activists, and philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to unlocking the Continent’s true potential.
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