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The Warwick Africa Summit is a student-organised and led interdisciplinary conference focused on the development of the African continent.
The summit presents a platform to address the different challenges 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. Speakers at the event included Prof Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria, Aliko Dangote and Isabelle De Santos respectively the richest man and woman in Africa, Amina Muhammed (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Charles Adegun Phillips (Former Genocide and War Crimes Prosecutor, International Lawyer and Founder of Charles Anthony LLP).
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!
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.
Warwick Africa Summit 2021 will aim to address the potential that African nations can realise once fully integrated and generate ideas, policies and initiatives that can facilitate the continent’s journey to sustainable development. 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.
Current students should purchase the Africa Summit Standard Membership below.