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Agenda 2019

9:30-10:45
Plenary III: Energy and Climate

Moderator

  • Uduak Amimo, Consultant, Uduak Amimo Coaching and Consulting

Speakers

  • Roger Bertozzi, Vice President, EnergyPact
  • André Caillé, Senior Strategic Advisor, Junex
  • R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute
  • Francis Perrin, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Thione Niang, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Akon Lighting Africa
10:45-11:15
Coffee Break
11:15-12:30
Plenary IV: Technology, Welfare and Inequality

Moderator

  • Sarah Glover, Manager of Social Strategy, NBC Owned Television Stations

Speakers

  • Bruno Boccara, Founder, Socio-Analytic Dialogue
  • María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President, Council of State, Spain; President, Women for Africa Foundation
  • Serigne Gueye Diop, Minister Advisor to the President of the Republic; Mayor of Sandiara, Senegal
  • Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation – ORF
12:30-14:20
Lunch
12:30-14:20
Parallel Lunch II: Sustainable Fisheries, Marine Protection, Development and Security in West Africa and Macronesia (in partnership with the Ecologic Institute and Oceano Azul Foundation) – By Invitation

Chair

  • R. Andreas Kraemer, Director, Oceano Azul Foundation 

Speakers

  • Martin Obermaier, International Expert on Climate Adaptation and Communication, GOPA 
  • Victor Borges, International Consultant, Instituto Pedro Pires
  • José Joaquín Hernández Brito, CEO, Air Center 
  • João Bosco Monte, President, Brazil Africa Institute 
  • Torsten Thiele, Senior Advisor, Blue Natural Capital Finance Facility 
12:30-14:20
Parallel Lunch III: Women’s Corporate Leadership in Africa During a Time of Turmoil (in partnership with the W Collective) – By Invitation

Moderator

  • Sarah Glover, Manager of Social Strategy, NBC Owned Television Stations

Speakers

  • Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr, Founder, She ROARs 
  • Eniola Mafe, International Development Strategist, Global Leadership Fellow, the World Economic Forum 
  • Maximo Plo Seco, Business Development & Client Engagement Manager, Diversity Atlas at Cultural Infusion 
  • Chika Uwazie, HR Consultant Founder of Career Queen
14:30-15:45
Plenary V: Democracy in Crisis?

Moderator

  • Borzou Daragahi, International Correspondent, The Independent

Speakers

  • Laura Albornoz, Professor and Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Chile; Former Minister of State for the National Service for Women, Chile
  • Mohamed Benaïssa, Secretary General, Assilah Forum; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Morocco
  • Pierre Moscovici, Former Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Union

  • Michelle Ndiaye, Director of the Africa Peace and Security Program, Institute for Peace and Security Studies – IPSS; Director, Tana Forum Secretariat

  • Trisha Shetty, Founder & CEO, SheSays; President of the Steering Committee, Paris Peace Forum  

15:45-16:15
Coffee Break
16:15-17:30
Plenary VI: Refugees: Protection and Integration

Moderator

  • Vera Kwakofi, Editor, Africa TV, BBC

Speakers

  • Abdoullah Coulibaly, President, Bamako Forum
  • Richard Danziger, Regional Director for West & Central Africa, International Organization for Migration – IOM
  • Birame Diop, Special Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic
  • Tesfahun Gobezay Kinfie, State Minister, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ethiopia
  • Angel Losada, EU Special Representative for the Sahel, European Union
19:30-21:30
Moroccan Dinner
21:45-23:15
Evening Sessions

4. Agriculture-Jobs-Technology Nexus

Moderator

  • Isabelle Tsakok, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Speakers

  • Debisi Araba, Director for Africa, International Center for Tropical Agriculture – CIAT
  • Muhammadou Kah, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost; Professor of Information Technology & Computing, American University of Nigeria
  • Ihab Ibrahim Osman, General Manager, NADEC New Businesses; Director, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers – ICANN
  • Dimakatso Sekhoto, National Executive Council Member, African Farmers Association of South Africa – AFASA; Co-Founder, GrowthShoot

 

5. History of Africa (documentary screening)

Speaker

  • Zeinab Badawi, Director, Kush Communications