5th Commonwealth Africa Summit London 2018 - Common Good

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The Commonwealth Africa Summit is a high level, multi-stakeholder event that annually brings together government and business leaders from the Commonwealth and allies to facilitate dialogue and action on key and relevant issues ranging from trade and investment, entrepreneurship and job creation, economic development, Security and counterterrorism, Energy and Power amongst other relevant issues in Africa.

The event, usually hosted in the past as part of activities to celebrate the Commonwealth Week in London, is organised by the Commonwealth Africa Initiative and GLEEHD Foundation, to provide a veritable platform for the generation of new ideas, trade agreements, business relationships and investments.

The Summit convenes Heads of Government, senior ministers, public sector leaders, the private sector and senior executives in one place to discuss security and development, trade and investment, and business opportunities.

The summit is recognized by Governments and business leaders as one of the most important events for the international investment community, providing commonwealth nations from Africa a high-level platform to showcase investment opportunities and interact with global leaders, senior policymakers, corporate executives, investors, African leaders in Diaspora, and civil society leaders from across the world.

The summit further engages political leaders in concrete and constructive dialogues, where parties hold each other accountable in the quest for economic development and collective growth. Opportunities are also offered to the private sector to meet political leaders and policy makers from other part of Africa and the Commonwealth. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for companies in Africa and other Commonwealth countries to network and exchange views on intra-Commonwealth business relations.

CAS 2018 Objectives

The 2018 Summit seeks to promote the benefits and interests of all through improved collective action for the common good of humanity within and outside the commonwealth. It will engage the commonwealth community to advance multiple agendas such as Global Leadership, International Security, Economy and Energy in order to:

  • Promote the benefits and interests of all through improved collective action and creation of policy options in achieving sustainable development goals and the African Agenda 2063.

  • Harness Commonwealth’s strengths in international politics to effect positive economic and political change in Africa

  • Promote advocacy for good governance and better service delivery in the member African countries

  • To showcase countries’ best practices, promote peer learning, capacity development and dynamic partnership.

  • To improve governance in Africa through public-private cooperation by working in close collaboration with key international organizations.

  • To convene public and private-sector leaders together with intelligence, health and finance experts to prepare for and respond to a rapidly changing landscape and multiple humanitarian crises

Summit Features

Keynotes and Presentations

Keynote Presentations by leading global voices at CAS 2018 will address the Summit’s themes and conversations aimed at achieving the Common Good of all through improved collective action and creation of policy options in achieving sustainable development goals for the good of humanity within and outside the commonwealth.


Led by a government leader, expert or a member of Commonwealth Africa Initiative, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Participants gather to dialogue on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to take decisive actions.

Executive Exchange

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction among executives and senior government leaders. This is an opportunity for participants to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on individual interest.

Networking Session

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable activities with an environment conducive for in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow participants relax between sessions while still discussing and being productive.

Delivering Result

At the end of each session, the moderator concludes with recommendations and action points, which are subsequently delivered in the Summit Report to Commonwealth Policy-Makers.

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