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PANELS

Ready, Set, Green - Our Resources And Sustainability

This panel explores Africa’s richness in natural resources, including both renewable and non-renewables. It aims to examine pragmatic ways in which the continent can harness its vast natural resources by climate resilience and sustainable measures.

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Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani
Chief Commercial Officer at Mixta Africa, Energy & Infrastructure Leader
Nigeria
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Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
mauritius
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Former President of the Republic of Mauritius, Biodiversity Scientist and Professor at Carolina University

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Jeremiah Thoronka
Founder of Optim Energy, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur and Scholar, 2021 Inaugural Global Student Prize Winner
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Leonard Muyambo
Founder and Chief Executive of Research at PowerAfrika Labs
Zimbabwe
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Climate Justice Activist, Secretary and National Ugandan Coordinator for the Rise Up Movement

Evelyn Acham

Uganda
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Ayakha Melithafa
South africa
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Climate Justice Activist and Recruitment Official and Spokesperson at African Climate Alliance

Africa Beyond Aid - Our People

This panel focuses on changing the narrative of Africa from one dependent on Charity and Aid, and focusing instead on the richness of our people. It will also explore how we can empower and equip our people with the capability to resolve the continent’s problems.

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Ahunna Eziakonwa
United Nations Development Program’s Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa
Nigeria
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Tutu Alicante
Founder and Executive Director of EG Justice, 2021 Magnitsky Human Rights Award Winner
Equitorial Guinea
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Madelle Kangha
Social Entrepreneur, Founder of the Jumpstart Group, Recognised by Forbes Africa as one of the “Innovative Africans Fixing a Broken Education System”.
Cameroon
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Wale Lawal
Fouder and Editor-In-Chief of The Republic, Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2021
Nigeria
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Lucy Quist
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Author of the book, 'The Bold New Normal'.
Ghana
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Money Talks - Our Economies

This panel focuses on the current state of African nations, with regards to economic development. It will explore Africa’s integration into the global economy and the sustainability of these avenues.

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Mayowa Kuyoro
Nigeria
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Partner at McKinsey & Company

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Benjamin Fernandes
Founder & CEO of NALA
Tanzania
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Abubakar Suleiman
Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank
Nigeria
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Bogolo Kenewendo
Botswana
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Global economist, Former Minister of Trade and Industry (Botswana) 

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Toni Fola-Alade
Chief Executive Officer of Nomad
Nigeria

Entering A New Era - Technological Advancements

And Innovation

This panel focuses on the importance of harnessing Africa’s technological and digital potentials for economic transformation. It will explore the ways in which African nations can utilise technology and innovation to facilitate sustainable development in the continent.

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Ayotunde Rufai
CEO and Co-founder at JENDAYA, Guap Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Black Professionals and Creatives You Need to Know
Nigeria
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Temie Giwa-Tubosun
CEO and Founder at LifeBank, 2020 Global Citizen Prize Winner
Nigeria
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Silas Adekunle
CEO and Co-founder at SuaCode.ai,
MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 2021
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George Boateng
UK
Ghana
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Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa
Founder and Executive Director of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab, A Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst 2021, Forbes Africa Under 30 2020
Uganda
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Dr Diana Esther Wangari
Honourable Emma Theofelus
Namibia
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Member of Parliament, Namibia's Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Technology
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Dr Diana Esther Wangari
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
DRC
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Twitter's Head of Public Policy for
Sub-Saharan Africa
Germany

Heart Of The Continent - Artistic Development

This discussion will focus on the bursting artistic scene that Africa is filled with and the role this plays in its development. It will explore the invaluable contribution of Africa's creative and artistic industries and the way in which they act as a force for change. This panel could include "Afrobeats" artists, authors, media personalities, actors/actress, authors, artists and social media personalities.

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Láolú Senbanjo
Visual Artist, Pioneer of the "Sacred Art of the Ori"
Nigeria
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Karun
Kenyan R&B Superstar
Kenya
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LADIPOE
Globally Recognised Rapper
Nigeria
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Adebayo Oke-Lawal
Revered Fashion Designer, Founder and Creative Director of Orange Culture
Nigeria
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Roye Okupe
Award- Winning Animation Filmmaker And Comic Book Author, Founder and CEO of YouNeek Studios
Nigeria
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Toni Tones
Acclaimed Nollywood Actress Known for Starring in 'King of Boys', Netflix's 'The Return of the King' and The Smart Money Woman
Nigeria
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Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms are a great opportunity to network and interact with those interested in African development. This is a fantastic opportunity to discuss topics touched on in  keynote and panel speeches. Make connections, Meet new people and expand your network!

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Dr Abasi Ene-Obong
Founder and CEO of 54gene, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 most influential People in Healthcare
Nigeria
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Femi Asante
CEO Groupe Sebastien, Founder and Executive Director of the Fair Justice Initiative
Ghana
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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Lawyer, Founder of Women in Leadership Publication, Political and Women's rights activist, Author of This is Why I Resist
Nigeria
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Antonio DePÍna
Founder and CEO of Overseas Basketball Connection, Founder of Cape Verde's Praia League, Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2021
Cape Verde
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Odunayo Eweniyi
Co-founder and COO of PiggyVest, Co-founder of FirstCheckAfrica, TIME 100 Next 2021, Co-founder of the Feminist Coalition.
Nigeria
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Noxolo Dlamini
Actress, Star of Netflix's Dance Drama Series 'Jiva!'
South africa
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Ernst & Young Global Limited, doing business as EY, is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London, England.
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Williams Pitt (International) Limited is a multi-disciplined Loss Adjusting, Audit & Risk Surveying operation.
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SEO London is a diversity-focused charity that prepares talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.
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UBS Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.
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3 E’s 4 Africa promotes #education, #empowerment and #ecofriendliness by funding eco-friendly research projects initiated by young Africans in Africa.
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