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PROGRAM AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2018 Our Time Our Vision: Wielding Africa’s Potential for Sustainable Growth Friday, 23 March 2018


Conference Registration Austin Hall, Harvard Law School 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA


MC Brief welcome and plan for the Day Ames Courtroom, 2nd Floor of Austin Hall, Harvard Law School


Spoken Word Presentation ‘Now it’s Our Time’ by Reason Emma Abajuo


Conference opening address Professor William Alford Vice Dean of the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, Harvard Law School Ames Courtroom


Opening Keynote Address Hon. David Maraga Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Ames Courtroom


‘Made in Africa’ Plenary Panel: Dialogue on Africa in Global Value Chains Ames Courtroom Dr. Intan Hamdan-Livramento; Professor Clapperton Mavhunga & Aristide Toundzi Moderator: Prof. Ruth Okediji, Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School


Cocktail and Mixer Held in honor of the Late Professor Calestous Juma Venue: Nye AB, 5th Floor Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge MA (Next to the Charles Hotel)

Saturday, 24 March 2018 8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast and Registration Wasserstein Hall (WCC), Harvard Law School 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA

9:30am - 9:40am

Conference Welcome Remarks Prof. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Faculty Director of the Harvard Center for African Studies WCC Milstein East

9:45 - 11:15am

Opening Keynote Plenary Africa’s Journey to Agenda 2063 Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping, Dr. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Ms. Cecilia Akintomide and H.E Issa KONFOUROU Moderator: Ms. Thoko Moyo, Associate Dean of Communications at Harvard Kennedy School

11:15 - 11:30am:

Tea Break

11:30 – 12:45pm:

Break-Out Panel Sessions 1- Democracy & Good Governance   

Constitutionalism, Rule of Law and Development- WCC 2004 Are Political Parties a Threat to Development?- WCC 2009 The Politics of "Big Men": Role of Women and Youth in Democracy- WCC 2012

12:45 –1:30pm

Lunch Break Milstein East ABC

1:30 – 2:45pm

Break-Out Panel Sessions 2- Technology & Development 

Africa's Energy Transition - Electrification and Diversification- WCC 2004

Digital Disruption: Data-Driven Solutions for Africa’s Agricultural Transformation- WCC 2009

Playing the Long Game: Governance Improvement, Systems Strengthening, & the Adoption of Modern Technological Innovations In Healthcare-WCC 2012

Education as a Catalyst: Scaling Innovative Education Models for Sustainable Development- WCC 1023


Personal Narratives Session- WCC 3018 Jane Ekayu and Justus Uwayesu Moderator: Nyagoah Tut Pur

2:45- 2:50pm

Tea Break

2:50pm - 3:50pm

Afternoon Keynote SpeakerFormer President of Somalia – H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Milstein East ABC 3:55pm – 5:05pm

Break-out Panel Session 3- Economic Partnerships 

Economic Partnerships: What are the Gains and Losses for Africa and Impact on the Continent’s Integration? WCC 2004

Impact Investing: A New Pathway for Realizing the UN SDGs in AfricaWCC 2009

Boosting Intra-Africa Trade through Robust Transport Links & LogisticsWCC 2012


Closing Remarks Professor Jacob Olupona Milstein East ABC

8:30pm- 1:00am

Closing networking reception and after party Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge Charles View Ballroom 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139

(Please note this program is subject to change)

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