Oxford Africa Conference 2021

2021 Edition Speakers

The Oxford Africa Conference has been the largest Africa-focused conference in Europe in recent years. This year we are thrilled to bring you amazing speakers from all parts of Africa, from Lybia to South Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia. Through our online platform, you will have the opportunity to engage entrepreneurs, nobel laureates and women champions, among others. The full list of speakers for each panel will be released soon, watch this space!

Hajer Sharief

Ms. Hajer Sharief

Peace Activist

Ms Sharief co-leads the work of the Together We Build It (TWBI), an organisation she founded in 2011 to build peace in Libya and promote human rights. She is one of UN Women's 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security, and Human Rights.

Denis Mkwenge

Dr. Denis Mkwenge

Founder, Panzi Hospital

Dr Denis Mkwenge is a world-renowned gynaecologist, human rights activist and 2018 Nobel Peace laureate for his ‘efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'.

Abebe Aemro Selassie

Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie

Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund

Abebe Aemro Selassie has been the Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2016. In this role, Mr. Selassie oversees the IMF’s operations and engagement with 45 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Esther Agbarakwe

Ms. Esther Agbarakwe

Programme Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UN

Agbarakwe has served as an Adviser to Amina J. Mohammed in 2015 while she was the Nigerian Cabinet Minister of Environment. She currently works in the Climate and SDG Action team in the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth.

Sílvio Nascimento

Mr. Sílvio Nascimento

Actor and Producer

Mr Nascimento is an Angolan star and founder of Tellas, the first streaming platform in Lusophone Africa.