Cancelled - Africa Development Conference: The Africa Promise: Exploring Catalysts for Change


Friday, March 27, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2020 (All day)


Harvard Kennedy School of Government

In accordance with the updated University guidance the COVID-19 outbreak, this event is cancelled. For updates on Harvard's response to the virus visit


This year's theme is: The Africa Promise: Exploring Catalysts for Change .

Africa is at a decisive moment in its history. As the continent with the youngest population and a growing middle class, Africa promises to be a competitive emerging market and a powerhouse for the world’s sustainable growth. Africa has been charting a path of structural transformation that has unleashed visible benefits of growth.

This year’s edition of the Africa Development Conference at Harvard University will bring together influential players to further the debate and share progressive policies and practices for a better future for Africa. The conference is designed to support Africa's expedited structural transformation by offering a platform that advances intellectual and practical debate and enhances partnerships between governments and investors in rebranding and reshaping Africa in the international development arena. This reshaping will require a comprehensive evaluation of development with considerations from the fields of law, government, technology, health, education, design, media, and more.


EVENT ORGANIZER: African Student Unions at the Harvard Graduate Schools