A new sustainable Renaissance

The 5th edition of the Summit will have a significant focus on Africa's potential to lead the world in sustainable development. We are pleased to be hosting a range of African influencers, prominent institutional personalities and leaders including:

Obasanjo Olusegun

Olusegun Obasanjo

He served as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999 until 2007. Upon leaving office, he oversaw the first civilian handover of power in Nigeria from one democratically-elected leader to another. President Obasanjo’s administration tackled corruption as a major priority, establishing dedicated bodies and strengthening existing ones.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Elected by the African Union (AU) during the June/July 2017 summit, Professor Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor became the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST). Her mandate is to ensure the coordination of AU policies and programs on human resource development matters, science and technology, encourage and provide technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies. Being passionate in her field, H.E. Prof. Anyang Agbor plays key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training; encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Donald Kaberuka

Donald Kaberuka; 7th President of the African Development Bank Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2005-2015). Special Envoy, African Union Peace Fund The African Development Bank is Africa’s premier development Finance Institution. During his tenure as President Dr. Kaberuka significantly bolstered the franchise value of the Bank. Under his leadership the Bank tripled its capital from USD 30 billion to USD 100 billion and doubled the portfolio to USD 12 billion per annum.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Yvonne Lokko

Yvonne Lokko is an Industrial Development Officer with UNIDO’s Department of Agribusiness Development at the Division of Food Systems and Nutrition. A molecular plant geneticist by training, she has over 15 years professional experience in the application of science-based technologies for sustainable agriculture and agribusiness development, including through research for development and in management and delivery of technical assistance services.

The Forum of Kings and Traditional Leaders in Africa

It was created in 2008 as a NGO (non governmental organization ) initiated by the late leader Kadhafi but organised by kings. Our main vision was a panafrican view with the representation of the 5 regions of Africa: North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa. Our organisation is registered in Nairobi, Kenya and the headquarters is in Kinshasa DRC. Our main goal was the unification of Africa through the following means: peace, development of kingdom, one passport, one currency, one army, one stock exchange, one satellite for African communication, one diplomacy, and so on.

Cultural Diplomacy

Collaboration is key. Our speakers have different skillsets and backgrounds but they all share a vision for a sustainable future. In addition to institutional actors, we're excited to host prominent African cultural leaders including:

Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni

Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, Dawuni's successful melding of music and activism has led him to become a cultural diplomat and spokesperson for various global causes. He is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for Africa for and a Global Ambassador for the UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance.

Supporting Entrepreneurship

Investing in promising African entrepreneurs is a critical way alleviate poverty, boost innovation and solve systemic challenges. We’re proud to be hosting speakers who support and represent the next generation of entrepreneurs.

it's time for africa

As the birthplace of humanity, Africa can become the birthplace of a new awareness and collective responsibility to our planet and future generations. Its population is young, and growing rapidly. With huge but underused human capital potential, along with aninfrastructure deficit, Africa has the opportunity to grow its economy in a sustainable way that is based on diversity, inclusiveness, regeneration, and the sharing of resources, space and opportunities. Africa can show the rest of the world that a new modelof development for people and the environment is not only possible but completely desirable.

it's time for africa

A new sustainable Renaissance

The 5th edition of the Summit will have a significant focus on Africa's potential to lead the world in sustainable development. We are pleased to be hosting a range of African influencers, prominent institutional personalities and leaders including:

Obasanjo Olusegun

Olusegun Obasanjo

He served as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 1999 until 2007. Upon leaving office, he oversaw the first civilian handover of power in Nigeria from one democratically-elected leader to another. President Obasanjo’s administration tackled corruption as a major priority, establishing dedicated bodies and strengthening existing ones.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Elected by the African Union (AU) during the June/July 2017 summit, Professor Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor became the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST). Her mandate is to ensure the coordination of AU policies and programs on human resource development matters, science and technology, encourage and provide technical support to Member States and RECs in the implementation of continental strategies. Being passionate in her field, H.E. Prof. Anyang Agbor plays key roles in promoting research and development and inter-African cooperation on education and training; encouraging youth empowerment and participation in the integration of the continent.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Donald Kaberuka

Donald Kaberuka; 7th President of the African Development Bank Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2005-2015). Special Envoy, African Union Peace Fund The African Development Bank is Africa’s premier development Finance Institution. During his tenure as President Dr. Kaberuka significantly bolstered the franchise value of the Bank. Under his leadership the Bank tripled its capital from USD 30 billion to USD 100 billion and doubled the portfolio to USD 12 billion per annum.

Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Epse Agbor

Yvonne Lokko

Yvonne Lokko is an Industrial Development Officer with UNIDO’s Department of Agribusiness Development at the Division of Food Systems and Nutrition. A molecular plant geneticist by training, she has over 15 years professional experience in the application of science-based technologies for sustainable agriculture and agribusiness development, including through research for development and in management and delivery of technical assistance services.

The Forum of Kings and Traditional Leaders in Africa

It was created in 2008 as a NGO (non governmental organization ) initiated by the late leader Kadhafi but organised by kings. Our main vision was a panafrican view with the representation of the 5 regions of Africa: North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa. Our organisation is registered in Nairobi, Kenya and the headquarters is in Kinshasa DRC. Our main goal was the unification of Africa through the following means: peace, development of kingdom, one passport, one currency, one army, one stock exchange, one satellite for African communication, one diplomacy, and so on.

Cultural Diplomacy

Collaboration is key. Our speakers have different skillsets and backgrounds but they all share a vision for a sustainable future. In addition to institutional actors, we're excited to host prominent African cultural leaders including:

Rocky Dawuni

Rocky Dawuni

Named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN, Dawuni's successful melding of music and activism has led him to become a cultural diplomat and spokesperson for various global causes. He is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for Africa for and a Global Ambassador for the UN Foundation’s Clean Cooking Alliance.

Supporting Entrepreneurship

Investing in promising African entrepreneurs is a critical way alleviate poverty, boost innovation and solve systemic challenges. We’re proud to be hosting speakers who support and represent the next generation of entrepreneurs.