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SOAS African Development Forum 2019: Insecurity (15th - 16th March)


SOAS African Development Forum are excited to invite you to the 8th annual SOAS African Development Forum on this year's theme - Insecurity.

We have curated a day and a half long event that will challenge conventional truths and bear thought-provoking dialogue.

Having secured prominent keynote speakers - figureheads of the continent - we look forward to sharing them with you along with our inspiring panellists.

We're also working on creating an environment that transports you from dreary, cold London to the bright warmth of the African continent - and yes, that includes some hot authentic African cuisine as well.

The event is taking place on the 15th - 16th March, 2019 at SOAS, University of London.

With 3 Keynote Speakers and 4 Panels, each with 4 panellists and a Chair, we offer:

**Access to the largest site on African expertise outside Africa

**Complimentary refreshments throughout the day

**Authentic African cuisine

**1.5 days of engaging and thought-provoking debate

Keynote

Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki - CEO of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)

Panellists

DISRUPTING AFRICA

Chibundu Onuzo - Published Author and Teaching Fellow, SOAS

Awino Okech - Professor at SOAS

Olutimehin Adegbeye - Writer and Activist

Siyanda Mohutsiwa - Writer, Associate Professor, and Social Media Influencer

Wale Lawal - Oxford Scholar, Founder of The Republic

GROWING AFRICA

Mushtaq Khan - Professor at SOAS and Director of Anti-Corruption Evidence

Yinka Adegoke - Quartz Africa Editor

Victor Murinde - Professor and Director of SOAS Centre for Global Finance

Said El Hachimi - Counsellor at World Trade Organisation

More speakers will be announced in coming weeks.

Our student Early Bird tickets are sold out but regular tickets are available here.

Check out our website here for more information and follow us on our social media channels - @SOASADF

Want to Volunteer?

We are also recruiting a few volunteers to help us better organise on the day of our conference, if you're interested and helpful please fill out our volunteer form.