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Africa Together Conference 2018: “Pathways to a new Africa”

Saturday, 16 June 2018


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Keynote speakers of the Africa Together 2017


Chair of the Royal African Society

Trustee of BBC Media Action (the charitable arm of the BBC); Board member of the African Union Foundation. Member, World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Africa; among other distinguished roles and recognitions.

Dr. Yonov Frederick Agah

Deputy Director-General

World Trade Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland; Former Ambassador to the WTO and Alternate Chief Negotiator for the Doha Round.

 Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi

High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom, 

and non-resident Ambassador (designate) to Ireland.


The momentous events on the global stage in the last year make amply clear that the world is not only changing faster than ever before, but that it may be on the cusp of a significant reconfiguration of the geo-political, economic, educational, environmental, cultural and media chips. It is our belief, as many others have recognised, that the current state of affairs represent both a challenge and opportunity for the African continent as it seeks to redefine and reposition itself in constructive and proactive response.



Join us at the Cambridge University Union, one of the most iconic buildings in the city of Cambridge dating back to 1815. Our Gala dinner will be held in the beautiful Dome at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.


Gala Dinner

This will be a great way to end the day by reflecting upon the conference with other participants and speakers. It starts at 19:30 at the Dome, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, home to Europe’s largest collection of women’s art. This is a full course meal with wine and coffee to finish, featuring a keynote address by Dame Barbara Stocking, former CEO of Oxfam and President of the college. This is followed by entertainment. Please buy your tickets for separately, and notify us of any special dietary requirement.


About us

Africa Together Conference is organised by a committee representing various Africa-focused student societies across the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University. Now in its fourth year, “Africa Together” has grown into a leading platform that convenes some of Africa’s best minds, policy-makers, businesspeople, scholars, students, and young professionals representing the diversity of the continent to construct/deconstruct narratives about our individual and collective lived experiences, and to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s present and future.

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