Date Set for Inaugural Africa Now Conference

Africa Strategic Leadership Centre (ASLC) has announced its inaugural Africa Now Conference, slated for March 12 -15, 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.

Officials said 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”.

It aims to harness the interminable energy of the African youth in forging a secure, integrated and growing Africa.

As a major highlight, the Africa Now Conference will be co- chaired by President Museveni and other African heads of state together with key business leaders on the continent.

The conference will deliberate and thereafter agree to a set of actions to address bottlenecks which impede Africa’s socio-economic growth.

Announcing the dates for the conference, 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.”

He said 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,” said Rukaari.

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 also 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.

The 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.

The Africa Strategic Leadership Centre is a collaborative initiative of leaders from the public and private sectors, committed to growing Africa’s economic opportunities through research, policy-dialogue and leadership.

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