JFK Institute of Politics – Harvard | Public Leadership and Africa’s Developmental Agenda – “Africa’s Leaders Speak”

Posted April 25, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Africa ~ 2,944 views


Harvard Kennedy School – Institute of Politics — “Africa’s Leaders Speak” is a unique platform for a lively discussion of Africa’s most pressing issues by some of the continent’s foremost statesmen. Former presidents from Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania, as well as policymakers, entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and emerging young leaders gathered at the Kennedy School of Government on April 25, 2018 for a closed workshop on transforming Africa in the 21st century and also discussed the importance of effective leadership in realizing this transformation.

Featured speakers included H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-2015); H.E. Carlos Veiga, former prime minister of the Republic of Cape Verde (1991-2000); and H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007).

“Africa’s Leaders Speak” workshop included commentaries from senior policymakers from the African Academy of Sciences, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, the Africa Export-Import Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa. The forum was hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School – Institute of Politics and moderated by Thoko Moyo.

Photos by Ronnie Mayanja and video footage appears courtesy of the Harvard – Institute of Politics.

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