Challenge Perspectives on African Narratives at the 2016 Oxford Africa Conference

Governance is one of the most important aspect of each society: Good governance of African countries will eventually lead to economic growth in Africa. Youth represents the most valuable assets of the continent. If they are well trained, they can impact the daily lives of the generation to come. Doing Business is the only way to create value. Enabling a good business environment in a country lead to more investments and more jobs.

It’s around these three elements that the Oxford University Africa society will bring together African leaders on May 20th and 21st at the 2016 Oxford Africa Conference. The theme chosen for this two-day event is “Challenging Narratives: Governance, Youth Leadership, and Business in Africa”. Entrepreneurs, economic leaders and influencers such as Jason Njoku, co-founder of Iroko TV, Yasmin Belo-Osagie co-founder of She Leads Africa and Mamadou Toure, founder & Chairman of Africa 2.0 will debate on the current African issues regarding governance, innovation and business environment.

To bring more insides to these discussions, renowned economic specialists will also share their experience and views. Elise Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum, Lord Michael Hastings CBE, Director of Global Citizenship at KPMG, and Temi Abimbola, Senior Advisor at the Africa Development Bank will also participate to the different panels.

Rutendo Chigora, a Master of Public Policy student at the Blavatnik School of Government and co-chair of this year’s conference, said: “With this conference we are aiming to activate interdisciplinary dialogue and identify actionable outcomes that can facilitate progress in Africa.” Indeed, the diverse range of speakers will bring more perspective on the current situation faced by Africa, and will share approaches on how to improve governance frameworks, harnessing the power of Africa’s soaring young population, the requirements for nurturing future leaders and mitigating volatility in Africa’s commodity markets.

The conference will also include a gala dinner on May 20th at Oxford Town Hall which will include a key note address from McKinsey & Company global director and managing partner, Safradou “Saf” Yeboah-Amankwah.

A full list of speakers as well as additional information about the Oxford Africa Conference is available at Event tickets are available at

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