Several Heads of State, along with different business and youth leaders will convene at the upcoming two-days’ Africa Now Conference in Kampala, to deliberate and agree to a set of actions to address bottlenecks which impede Africa’s socio-economic growth.
The conference organized by Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ASLC) and slated for 12th -14th March 2019 in Kampala, Uganda, under the theme; “Towards a secure, integrated and growing Africa.”
According to ASLC, this conference will bring together; Heads of State, foreign investors, CEOs of African and multinational companies, youth leaders and prominent civil society organization representatives who will retreat in Kampala for intense discussions, conversations and dialogue.
“Africa Now Conference will be co- chaired by His Excellency, President Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda and other African heads of state together with key business leaders on the continent. It aims to harness the interminable energy of the African youth in forging a secure, integrated and growing Africa,” a statement from ASLC reads in part.
“The Africa Now Conference seeks to build effective Youth-Business Alliances, which are critical for growing economies, generating opportunities to address youth employment, building and sustaining innovation and knowledge based economies and building the future of Africa, now,” the statement continues.
Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, Chairman Board of Directors (ASLC) while announcing the conference dates noted that it will aims at facilitating the connection between high level decision makers with influencers across the socio-economic spectrum of Africa as well as showcasing investment opportunities available within industry, agriculture, tourism and the digital economy.
“More than ever, a bold vision is now needed to drive Africa’s transformation and future forward. The Africa Now Conference will be a forum for policy dialogue, extensive public-private partnership and mobilization of resources required to advance Africa’s socio-economic and political prosperity. This great continental convening will offer a platform which facilitates open exchange and collaboration of development strategies. Hopefully, this will enable us seize available opportunities which shall forge a way forward for Africa’s future,”Rukaari added.
The event is expected to attract over 1,000 participants in key sessions such as the Africa Now Youth Forum, the Business Forum and the CEOs Roundtable among others.