September 27 – 28, 2019

The times and activities on this schedule are subject to change without notice, and not all activities listed are included with conference registration. Session descriptions and presenter information will be available in the final forum schedule and handbook.

*Only full fee-paying delegates entitled to tours and welcome reception

  • 9.30am Registration and Networking  
  • 10.00am Forum OpensHost: Joseph Hammond (Director of Communications, Commonwealth Africa Initiative, award-winning journalist and Fulbright fellow) 
  • 10.00am – 10.30am Opening Plenary: Keynote:  
  • 10.30am – 11.00am Increasing Investment in Africa’s Green InfrastructureSpeakers:  
  • 11.00am – 11.30am Financing Sustainable Development Agendas (Agenda 2063 and SDG) in Africa: Where should we be lookingKeynote: Speakers: 

     

  • 11.30am – 12.00pm Making It Happen: Technology, Finance and Statistics for Sustainable Development in Commonwealth AfricaSpeakers:  
  • 12.00pm – 12.30pm Keynote Interview 
  • 12.30pm – 01.00pm Women and young people as stakeholders in building and preserving peace and prosperity across Africa  
  • 01.00pm – 01.45pm Lunch  
  • 01.45pm – 02.15pm US Africa relations in the Trump EraSpeakers:  
  • 02.15pm – 02.45pm Accelerating progress in Africa towards achieving SDGs and Agenda 2063 
  • 02.45pm – 03.45pm Strengthening Partnerships for a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa Keynote:  
  • 03.45pm – 04.15pm Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in Emerging Commonwealth Economies and Commonwealth Africa 
  • 04.15pm – 05.00pm Empowering the SDG generation: Emerging Leaders as partners in making SDG and Agenda 2063 WorkSpeakers:  
  • 05.00pm – 05.30pm Closing Plenary 
  • 05.30pm – 06.00pm Drink Reception and Networking
  • 10.00am – 10.45am Digitalisation: a great enabler for women in business

  • 10.45am – 11.15am Stimulating African small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as a node of growth in Africa  

     

  • 11.15am – 12.00pm Sustainable Peace: Finding lasting solution to conflicts in Sub-Saharan AfricaKeynote: 
  • 01.00pm Study Tours and Visit Africa Center Harlem (to be confirmed)