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UGANDA TO HOST THE AFRICA NOW CONFERENCE 12TH -13TH MARCH 2019 - KAMPALA

Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Uganda will host the Africa Now  Conference centred on the theme, "Towards a Secure, Integrated & Growing Africa" which  will take place from  12th -13th March 2019 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo. 


This Inaugural  Conference, will be Co- chaired by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda.  In attendance will be H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa , President of the Republic of South Africa,  H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed  President of Somalia, H.E. William Ruto, Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Samia Hassan Suluhu Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Other Eminent /Distinguished leaders in their various capacities, together with key business leaders on the continent will also be in attendance. 


The main objective of the Africa Now Conference is to contribute effectively to the broader conversation around economic transformation, inclusive growth opportunities, investment and trade growth as well as employment in Africa.


Furthermore, the Conference  will focus on building  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.


This Inaugural event is anticipated  to attract over direct 1,000 high level participants that will participate in key conference sessions such as the Africa Now Business Forum, the media and CEOs Roundtable among others.


The Conference is  organised by the Africa Strategic Leadership Centre chaired by Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, Chairman, Board of Directors and also Honorary Consul of Morocco to Uganda . The  ASLC is a Global Think Tank collaborative initiative of leaders from the public and private sectors, committed to growing Africa’s economic opportunities through research, policy-dialogue and leadership.



 PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DEPARTMENT 
 MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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