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LSE Africa Summit 2017: African Solutions to African Issues
Fri 31 March 2017, 08:00 – 17:30 BST
The London School of Economics (LSE) Africa Summit is an annual two-day conference that showcases Africa’s contributions to the world. The summit is a platform to engage and explore cutting edge research and business trends across Africa's rapidly changing socio-economic environment. Now in its fourth year, the summit has welcomed head of states, senior government officials, leading entrepreneurs, and researchers from across Africa and its diaspora. The summit will be held on March 31st and April 1st 2017 focused on the theme, "Built for Africa: African Solutions to African Issues". Our keynote speakers include Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Nigerian business magnate, Ibukun Awosika.
This year, the research conference will be held in London on March 31, 2017. The conference will bring together top-tier researchers from around the world and high-level policymakers to advance dialogue on developmental issues like education, law and the informal economy. The conference will conclude with a policy roundtable session to distil the core messages for a policy-focused audience.
The business conference, held on April 1st 2017, seeks to expand inclusive solutions as a way to reshape Africa’s poor development trajectory. With panels debating issues on finance, trade and philanthropy, the conference will explore both outsourced and homegrown ideas that are developed with, for and to a large extent, by Africans.