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The Oxford Africa Conference

The Oxford Africa Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa, hosted by the University of Oxford Africa Society. The Conference brings together heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professionals of African descent to critically expand the discourse and action on Africa. The conference is also the society’s annual call to action: the opportunity for coalescing ideas and initiatives that can augment and create opportunities for African individuals, companies and organisations.

This year’s conference will convene around the theme Africa’s Relevance: Locally, Continentally and Globally.

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Conference Venue

Blavatnik School of Government,
120 Walton St,
Oxford OX2 6GG

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Transport Facilities

Oxfordshire is located in between the UK’s two largest cities with London to the south and Birmingham to the north.

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Keynote Speakers

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Ms. Arunma Oteh

Academic Scholar, University of Oxford & Former Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank Group

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Prof PLO Lumumba

Immediate Past Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law

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Dr Kandeh Yumkella

Former Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

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Dr. Mo Ibrahim

Founder and Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)
[Chair of this year's Conference Gala Dinner]

Main Conference Schedule

Leveraging indigenous assets | Critically reflecting on regional integration | Engaging with global priorities

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Location: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

  • Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford
  • Patron of the University of Oxford Africa Society
  • President of the University of Oxford Africa Society
  • Anthem by the University of Oxford African Choir

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Conversationalist
  • Ms. Primrose Adjepong (Co–Chair, 2019 Oxford Africa Conference) in Conversation with Dr. Mo Ibrahim.
  • Q & A with audience

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

  • Introductory Remarks by Blessing Ajimoti, 2019 Oxford Africa Conference Innovation Fair Manager.
  • Presentations by three Innovation Fair Finalists

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Location: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Sponsors


Oxford Africa Society
University of Oxford
Africa Oxford Initiative
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Peace Talks





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Purchase from the Gala Dinner section if you require a ticket for both the conference and the Gala Dinner

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£25/Person

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Gala Dinner

£60-£100/Prsn

  • Gala Only - Student: £60
  • Gala Only - Regular: £70
  • Conference + Gala (Student): £80
  • Conference + Gala (Regular): £100
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