The 8th Annual African Development Conference held at the Prestigious Harvard University this weekend. Under the theme which was to explore creative and collaborative approaches to African challenges and opportunities, the conference brought together a congregation of policy makers, innovative business leaders, accomplished academics, leaders of civil society organizations and other distinguished individuals from around the World to foster productive dialogue about Africa’s future.
Delivering her keynote speech for the conference, Mrs. Alakija executive vice chair of leading indigenous oil group Famfa Oil called for the need for collaborative efforts of member states on the continent to help drive the narrative of a new Africa forward.
“In other words, if we want to see the Africa of our dreams, I mean the Africa that you and I will be proud of bequeathing to our children and future generations, all of us must pitch in and do our part. This laudable transformation quest can not be undertaken by a few African States acting independently or in weak organised partnerships”, says Mrs. Alakija.
The powerpacked event also featured the former president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama and South Africa’s public protector who faced death threats in her quest to ring inconsistencies to the fore, Thuli Madonsela.