Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ASLC) has announced its inaugural Africa Now Conference, slated to take place in Kampala between March 12 and 14 next year.
This was announced by Dr Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, the Chairman Board of Directors at Africa Strategic Leadership Centre.
The high level meeting is poised to be a convergence of Heads of State, foreign investors, CEOs of African and multinational companies, youth leaders and prominent civil society organization representatives who will retreat in Kampala over two and half days of intense discussions, conversations and dialogue.
The Africa Now 2019 Conference is centred on the theme, “Towards a secure, integrated and growing Africa”. Organizers say it aims to harness the interminable energy of the African youth in forging a secure, integrated and growing Africa.
President Yoweri Museveni will co-chair the conference which will deliberate and thereafter agree to a set of actions to address bottlenecks which impede Africa’s socio-economic growth.
Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, Chairman Board of Directors (ASLC) said; “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,” Rukaari said.
He noted that a convergence of Africa will offer a platform which facilitates open exchange and collaboration of development strategies. It will as well enable us seize available opportunities which shall forge a way forward for Africa’s future, he said.
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 main objective of the Africa Now Conference is to contribute effectively to the broader conversation around economic transformation, investment and trade growth as well as employment in Africa.
The conference 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.
Further, this inaugural 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.