The Harvard Center for African Studies hosted "Africa's Leaders Speak" in collaboration with the Center for Public Leadership (Harvard Kennedy School), and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
The event was a unique platform for a lively discussion of Africa’s most pressing issues by some of the continent’s foremost statesmen during a workshop, JFK Jr. Public Forum, and dinner hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Featured speakers included three former African Heads of State: 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) with commentary from senior policymakers from the African Academy of Sciences, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, the African Export-Import Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa.
View the full public forum here: iop.harvard.edu/forum/public-leadership-and-africa%E2%80%99s-developmental-agenda
More information on the event on our website here: africa.harvard.edu