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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.

Dr Diana Esther Wangari
CEO and co-founder of Checkups Medical Centre in Kenya
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Judy Kepher-Gona
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Sustainable Tourism Advisor-Founder Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Sustainability Consultants.

Ogutu Kudo
Forbes 30 Under 30, 2020 | Founder, WEX Africa | Consultant, State Dept of Petroleum
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Omoyemi Akerele
Founder and Executive Director - Lagos Fashion Week
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Omoyemi Akerele
Founder and Executive Director - Lagos Fashion Week
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Youth Development, Climate Justice Activist and Co-chairperson at Resilient 40

Akufuna Muyunda

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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.

Andrew Mwenda
Ugandan journalist, and the Founder of The Independent, a current affairs news magazine
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Alpha Nury
Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2019, Founder and CEO: Jamaa Funding
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Bako Ambianda
Global African Entrepreneur, CEO of Labacorp Group. Forbes Africa 30 Under 30
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Patrick Awuah Jr
Ghanaian engineer, educator, and entrepreneur. Founder of Ashesi University
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Samia Nkrumah
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First female Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party, First Women to head a major political party in Ghana.

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.

Arese Ugwu
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Author of bestselling The Smart Money Woman, the financial-chick-lit novel that has taken Africa by storm

Colin Coleman
Previously the CEO of Goldman Sachs for Sub Saharan Africa. Currently a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
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CEO of Shade Systems (EA) ltd, Forbes Africa’s Annual List of 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. 

Eric Kinoti

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.

Nneile Nkholise
South African entrepreneur, is Founder and Director of IMED Tech Group
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Olajumoke Oduwole
Software Product Developer and the CEO of KJK Africa. Forbes Africa 30 under 30, 2020
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Silas Adekunle
Silas Adekunle is a Nigerian inventor technology entrepreneur known for creating the world's first intelligent gaming robot.
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Brian Gitta
TIME Magazine describes Brian Gitta as “the man revolutionising the fight against malaria”. Founder of thinkIT Limited - develops science-based innovations including Matibabu. 
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Dr Diana Esther Wangari
David Steinacker
Head of Sub Saharan Africa at Google's online partnership group.
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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.

Lola Shoneyin
Nigerian poet and author
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Mr Eazi (Oluwatosin Ajibade)
Singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Founder of emPawa, an initiative created to help new artists reach their full     potential.
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Onyinkan Braithwaite
Nigerian-British novelist and writer
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Ziki Nelson
Popularly known by his pen name Ziki Nelson. Comic book writer and the Ceo and co-founder of Kugali Media. 
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Sharon Ooja
Renowned Nigerian actress whose credits span across some of Nollywood’s most beloved and highest grossing TV and movie hits. 
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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!

Olasupo Shasore SAN
Founding partner in the law firm of Africa Law Practice NG&Co. He was the Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State. Historian and author, with a Netflix series 'Journey of an African Colony’ based on his books. 
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Kiki Mordi
Journalist, media personality, filmmaker and writer. Known for her BBC documentary film ‘Sex for Grades’ aired 2019
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Teboho Mofokeng
Managing Director of Bowfica
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Tiwalola Ogunlesi
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Founder of Confident and Killing It

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Patricia Namakula

Director / Head of Research & PR at the Centre for Multilateral Affairs

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka
International model and philanthropist. Founder/CEO of Malaika and Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
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Goldman Sachs
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm
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Kwanda
Modern collection pot designed to connect, support, and encourage individuals giving back to, and building within Black communities
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