The Africa Oxford Initiative is thrilled to announce that it will be a sponsor of the 2017 Oxford Africa Conference
The Oxford Africa Conference is the leading interdisciplinary conference on Africa delivered by a team of Oxford students. It brings together Heads of State, policymakers, business leaders, academics, artists, students, and professional to critically expand the discourse on Africa. The conference has been running for seven years now and serves as a vibrant platform for new thinking about a global Africa across all disciplines – politics, society, business, technology and academia – connecting inter-generational leaders from around the world to shape an integrated and innovative perspective on Africa’s future.
This years theme is Breaking the frame[works]: Redefining Africa’s geopolitical, economic and cultural influence today
Through this theme, the 2017 Oxford Africa Conference questions the lens through which the continent has been viewed by providing a platform to redefine Africa’s geopolitical, economic and cultural identity in the 21st century.
On 19th and 20th May, high profile speakers from the political arena, experts with cutting edge approaches to development, talented African artists and participants from all over the world will come together for a conference that will truly reframe and redefine leadership, entrepreneurship and overall success, on African terms. With diversity, a wealth of experiences, and the determination to shape its own future, Africa is breaking the frame.
Dr. Anne Makena, Program Coordinator of the Africa Oxford Initiative said: “AfOx is proud to sponsor this conference as it fosters Africa – Oxford networking and collaboration. We are delighted to welcome renowned speakers, entrepreneurs, researchers and students to Oxford to discuss issues relevant to the African continent. Having been a student here myself, I recognise the amount of time and the great effort it takes for students to take on the organisation of an event of this scale, and AfOx is very happy to support them.”
Previous conferences have had speakers such as John Mahama, former president of The Republic of Ghana, Bring Back Our Girls Activist and Transparency International co-founder Obiageli Ezekweseli, and undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.