Public Leadership and Africa’s Developmental Agenda

Thoko Moyo
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Center for African Studies, Center for Public Leadership, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research


Hakeem & Myma Belo-Osagie Panel
A Conversation with
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-2015)
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007)
H.E. Carlos Veiga
Former Prime Minister of Cape Verde (1991-2000)
Thoko Moyo (Moderator)
Associate Dean for Communications and Public Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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“Africa’s Leaders Speak” is a unique platform for a lively discussion of Africa’s most pressing issues by some of the continent’s foremost statesmen. Former presidents from Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania, as well as policymakers, entrepreneurs, academic researchers, and emerging young leaders will gather on April 25, 2018 for a closed workshop on transforming Africa in the 21st century, followed by this public forum on the importance of effective leadership in realizing this transformation.
Featured speakers include H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former president of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-2015); H.E. Carlos Veiga, former prime minister of the Republic of Cape Verde (1991-2000); and H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007). “Africa’s Leaders Speak” workshop will include commentary from senior policymakers from the African Academy of Sciences, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, the Africa Export-Import Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa. The forum will be hosted at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School and moderated by Thoko Moyo.