NewsExpress banner First Bank Fashion Souk Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Obasanjo and over 18 Heads of Government expected at Commonwealth Africa Summit 2016

By News Express on 04/02/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,403


Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and over 18 Heads of State and Government, as well as over 500 leaders from business and society are expected at the 3rd Commonwealth Africa Summit 2016 from the March 14 – 16 in London, United Kingdom.

In its 3rd year, The Commonwealth Africa Summit will convene Heads of Government, senior ministers, public sector leaders, the private sector, global investors, leading entrepreneurs, Africans in Diaspora, Stock Exchange Executives, Security sector professionals, Diplomats, senior executives and other stakeholders from across Africa and the Commonwealth in one place to discuss trade and investment, Power Generation in Africa, business and investment opportunities, counterterrorism, women’s empowerment, infrastructural development, Exploring mineral resources potentials, security and development – with special emphasis on Africa and will build on the inaugural programme held in March 2014 in London.

Under the theme: Shared Prosperity, Mutual Security, the Summit will explore increased collaboration between the Commonwealth economies in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas in order to promote global economic development and map shifting patterns of co-operation between these economies and those of the mature industrialised countries

The Summit is designed to provide a space for high level dialogue between business and government leaders from Commonwealth countries in Africa and their counterparts across the globe to provide a platform for Commonwealth nations from Africa to showcase investment opportunities to a wider business community while learning best practices on securing their homeland and borderlines.

Other speakers confirmed to speak at the Summit alongside Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and other Eminent Commonwealth leaders includes British Peer Baroness Flather; Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament; Clive Carpenter, Vice Chairman Business Council for Africa; Dr Caroline Harper OBE, CEO Sight Savers Global; His Imperial Majesty Ooni of Ife Ojaja II; Michael Lake CBE Director, Royal Commonwealth Society; Clive Harridge Secretary General, Commonwealth Association of Planners; Professor Emmanuelle Auriol PhD, Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, France; Ben Burgers, CEO Microgrid USA; Matthew Brady, Doctor without Borders USA; H.E Mrs Onari Duke, Country Director – Empretec UNCTAD, Nigeria; Mr. Tonye Cole, Chief Executive Officer, Sahara Group; Mr. Audu Ogbe, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture; Donald Duke, Former Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria; Mr. Ifie Sekibo, CEO/MD Heritage Bank Plc; Dr. Mrs. Mary Manzo, Public Speaker, Environmental Activist & Chief Executive Officer, Mary Elika Foundation; Eoghhan Mackie – CEO Challenges Worldwide; Madeleine F White – Director of Impact, Challenges Worldwide and over 30 other Speakers/Panellist from across the Commonwealth.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Memorial Gate as a mark of respect to the fallen Africans who died in the two (2) World Wars will mark the opening of the Summit. The Wreath laying ceremony is customarily attended by distinguished Commonwealth leaders and former Prime Minister John Major, among other dignitaries. Guests will later converged at the Westminster Abbey to attend the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in the presence of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 11 and the Duke of Edinburgh, senior politicians, High Commissioners, Commonwealth dignitaries and over two hundred VIPs.

This year’s summit will feature an “Investment Pitching” session during which registered countries and States will be given the opportunity to make investment pitches to communicate metrics and aspirations to potential investors. Plenary sessions have been incorporated into the summit which will allow influential leaders to debate general issues of primary interest to participants with Speakers sharing their views and debate what efforts to be employed in unlocking the opportunities and achieve successful outputs for Africa.

Some of the Panel topics featured are Powering Africa, Meeting Africa’s Infrastructural Challenge, Financing Development in Africa, Leveraging our Shared Commonwealth Heritage, Tackling Future Threat to Peace and Security in Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth, Increasing Commonwealth Impact in Sub Saharan Africa, From Victims to Agents of Change: Women and Girls as Stakeholders in Counter terrorism, Increasing SME’s capacity to solve the continents food and employment challenge, and Making SDG a Reality in the Commonwealth.

The Summit will also feature a VIP Dinner and Award Gala to celebrate Commonwealth African heroes and honouring African luminaries and other exceptional Commonwealth leaders, leaders who have shown exceptional imagination, foresight or resilience in a number of key fields –  especially leaders that have reversed trends, shaken of traditional limitations, and acted as an example and inspiration to others.

•Photo shows Obasanjo.

Source News Express

Posted 04/02/2016 8:01:25 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Arik Air passengers stranded as cabin crew suddenly...

El-Rufai promises to revive Kaduna textile factories

FG, India move for higher collaborations

JAMB to use NIN for 2020 UTME registration...

Obaseki speaks on alleged rift between him and...

Trouble in CAN, pastors move against Oritsejafor

Group condemns invasion of Ex-NIA Boss’ residence by...

Fidelity Bank proposes dividend of 11k per share...

Reforms in Customs aimed at increasing revenue collection,...

Ihedioha, Okorocha in pension figure battle

Police to dismiss two officers for working with...

Nigeria’s lamentations will not continue —Presidency

 

Latest News Nine ex-governors with forgotten corruption cases University under fire as 3 students commit suicide in one semester Orji Kalu and the road to prison Sowore’s mother sends SOS to Buhari, Osinbajo, Soyinka, Tinubu, Aisha Gunmen murder four commuters in Abuja Presidential committee chairman faults Sowore’s re-arrest, slams DSS 34-year-old lady emerges Finland’s youngest-ever Prime Minister Rights groups condemn attack on NPA MD, Bala Usman APC kicks as PDP sweeps Adamawa LG chairmanship election Robbers kill bureau de change operator, escape with money Sowore’s re-arrest: DSS desecrated court, their leader apologized — Falana Christian group raises the alarm over Leah Sharibu’s safety in Boko Haram’s den

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (570,206 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (455,895 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,761 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (340,915 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,206 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,234 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (260,975 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,867 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,318 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (227,882 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,645 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,080 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,616) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (716) Features (854) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,312) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (55,014) Opinion (1,437) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,865) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,250) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera