10th Annual African Development Conference


Friday, March 29, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, March 30, 2019 (All day)


Harvard Kennedy School

The Africa Development Conference “ADC” is the premier conference for facilitating global discourse on the Africa’s developmental issues. It is an annual collaborative event organized by students of African descent and those with an interest in Africa, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Extension School, and Harvard College.

In its tenth year, the 2019 ADC will focus on the evolving narrative of Africa’s relationship with its development partners and the shifts required to ensure inclusive growth and development across the continent.

The conference will take a three-pronged approach to explore cross-continental partnerships, intra-Africa partnership, and also “micro-partnerships” at the industry or sectoral levels to uncover how a desirable future can be created together.

These issues and more will be explored over the two days through a series of panel discussions, keynote addresses, and plenary working sessions with conference attendees and speakers.

Speakers Include:

  • Babatunde Raji Fashola San, The Honorable Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Nigeria
  • Bience Philomena Gawanas, Under Secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa
  • Albert G. Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist, Africa
  • Ipumbu W. Shiimi, Governor of the Bank of Namibia
  • Biendi Maganga-Moussavou, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food in Charge of the GRAINE Program
  • Bozoma St. John, Chief Marketing Officer, William Morris Endeavor


ORGANIZER: Africa Development Conference