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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CAS 2018: Mahama, Alakija to keynote

Former President of Ghana, Mr. John D. Mahama, the United Nations (UN) Deputy Secretary General, Mrs. Amina J Mohammed, Vice Chairperson of Famfa Oil and Africa’s richest woman, Chief Mrs Folorunso Alakija, have been confirmed to lead keynote speakers at the 5th annual Commonwealth Africa Summit (CAS), reports ITRealms.

The summit with the theme: Common Good, ITRealms gathered has been slated to hold between March 12th and 15th 2018 in London, United Kingdom, just as it would feature Ashish Thakkar (founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, and a co-founder of Atlas Mara), Dr. Hassan Ahmed Hilal (Minister of Environment, Sudan) among others as speakers.

ITRealms also gathered that CAS has over 300 global and African thought leaders, eminent and emerging leaders from Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth, and friends of Africa will converge in London.

The event, ITRealms gathered will spark new thinking on how to achieve Shared Prosperity and Common Good for Africans and how Africa’s growing youth population can transform the continent.

The summit conversations seeks to promote the benefits and interests of all through improved collective action for the common good of humanity within and outside the commonwealth. The event, annually hosted as part of activities to celebrate the Commonwealth Week in London.

The Commonwealth Africa Summit provides an opportunity not just to contribute to reimagining what the continent might be, but an opportunity to network, strategize and mobilise valuable resources so as to bring the Africa Dream to fruition. Vukuzenzele! Let's Get Up and Do It! says Lord Paul Boateng of Akyem and Wembley, Chairman Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.


The 2018 summit will also feature as panelist a wide array of senior Cabinet Ministers and Chief Executives of corporations from Africa and across the Commonwealth including Henry Sands (SABI Strategy Group), Isha Johansen (President of Sierra Leone Football Association), Muriel Maupoint (CEO Hope for Children), Sally Anne Wilson (CEO Public Media Alliance), Dr. Justina Mutale (Advisory Board Member - World Leaders Forum), Tim Loughton MP, John Penrose MP (UK Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion), and Mark Stoleson (Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Legatum).

Others are Martin Realey (CEO Build Africa), Debbie Ariyo (CEO AFRUCA), Tim Wainwright (CEO Water Aid), Paul Smith Lomas MBE (CEO of Practical Action), Dr. Babatope Agbeyo (CEO Cornfield Group and Botosoft Inc), Parminder Vir OBE (CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation), Lord Alan Watson of Richmond (Former Chair of Coca Cola Europe Advisory Board), Dayo Israel (Director of Africa Operations at the Commonwealth Africa Initiative) and many others.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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