Bringing together the world’s leading Government and business leaders, policymakers, and experts.

Each year, CAFI hosts a series of exclusive meetings for the leaders setting the global business and government agenda. Building upon CAFI’s cutting-edge vision and unrivalled power to convene top Government and Business Leaders, CEOs, policymakers, and experts, CAFI events are executed at the highest level of the quality spectrum. They are renowned for innovative formats, peer-level interaction across industries, and strategic focus on issues that affect Africa and Africans.

The Africa Forum Canada 2018

The Africa Forum Canada 2018

July 5 - 8, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Africa Forum is a premier event for those curious and excited about Africa. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the challenges and opportunities on the continent. Come listen to distinguished speakers who are helping to shape the future and trajectory of this abundant continent.

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International Summer School for Young African Leaders

International Summer School for Young African Leaders

12th – 19th August, 2018


The International Summer School for Young African Leaders is an 8-day intensive learning event and a networking platform, aimed at increasing skills and readiness of emerging African leaders by sharing best practices and improving their leadership skills. The event is also designed for active, entrepreneurial individuals, who want to have an impact in their communities and organisations. The Summer School activities fosters leadership skills and international cooperation resulting in building of networks and positive societal impact.

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The Africa Forum New York 2018

The Africa Forum New York 2018

September 18, 2018

New York, USA

The Africa Forum is a platform for eminent and emerging leaders from different sections of society from around Africa and the Commonwealth to deliberate on the role of leadership in creating a more sustainable continent and future. TAF serves a platform for intergenerational exchange of ideas and opinions about practical challenges facing the continent, and an opportunity to enable the next generation of African leaders.

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Delivering Result

At the end of each session the moderator concludes with recommendations and action point which are subsequently delivered in the Summit Report to Commonwealth policy-makers

Stakeholder Debate

Participate in the interactive session between panelists, discussant and audience on key issues for Africa business and economy. Be part of the debate to shape the future of Africa

Networking for Development

Networking opportunity for top business leaders, civil society, academics and policy-makers

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