Concordia Africa Initiative
9:00 am-6:00 pm
The Concordia Africa Initiative is intended to provide a platform for cross-sector leaders to share strategies and priorities for African economic growth, to promote innovative cross-sector and public-private partnerships in Africa, and to build connections and identify opportunities to create lasting prosperity on a rapidly-changing and demographically-growing continent. The initiative will be shaped and driven by local stakeholders in order to build sustainable and scalable alliances among the government, private sector, and civil society.
Concordia Africa was officially launched at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York, where our programming served as a framework to guide evolving discussions around the African continent and foster a community of partnership-oriented stakeholders. Speakers at the summit included President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Strategic Dialogue sessions included discussions on youth employment and entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion, technology, and data analysis. Finally, Concordia awarded its 2018 Leadership Award to two remarkable African leaders: Her Excellency Monica Geingos, First Lady of Namibia, and Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Executive Chairman of Econet Wireless.
The next iteration for Concordia Africa is a day-long summit in London on February 28, 2019, which will build on the discussions that took place at the 2018 Annual Summit and seek to use the platform to strengthen and expand the community of stakeholders involved in the initiative.