Since its founding in 2014, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) annual two-day conference has established itself as a leading destination for many professionals, students, and corporates in the continent and diaspora alike. By gathering renowned scholars, leading politicians, forward-thinking corporate and entrepreneurial minds together with our population of highly capable and passionate students at the LSE, the Summit provides a unique platform for the sharing of ideas and development of relationships that can be translated into meaningful action. The LSE Africa Summit prides itself on being rooted in present realities, as it takes into account the dynamism and contextual framework on the continent and thus, promotes solutions with an African perspective.
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We are excited to present the 8th Annual LSE Africa Summit, introducing the theme “African Prosperity through Peace, Health and Development”. Gathering leading policymakers, scholars, politicians, activists, and businesspeople, the conference will cover the ways through which the African continent can prosper.
“African Prosperity” is an interdisciplinary concept acknowledging the interconnectedness of peace, health, and development, while calling for an interrogation into how they support and rely on one another. They include climate change issues that threaten prosperity. Exacerbating the effects of underdevelopment, inequitable healthcare and conflict, they have profound implications in today’s societal and systemic issues and constitute a strong lens of analysis. The prosperity of the African continent rests on resolutions and advancement in these sectors and will constitute the core discussions of the summit.
‘Peace’ will examine a range of contemporary issues. From combating extremism in Africa to the role of journalism in regions of conflict, debates will include practical examples such as the civil war in Ethiopia as well as the recent upheavals in Sudan.
‘Health’ will tackle the continuing impact COVID-19 on the African continent. Yet, the summit will also highlight essential themes such as digital platforms and investment mechanisms to improve health all over the world.
Finally, ‘Development,’ will focus on the elaboration of innovative solutions in Africa. Trade, entrepreneurship, and digital innovations will be discussed in depth to understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Throughout the summit, conversations will aim to emphasize African voices, including those of artists, startups, poets, authors, journalists, singers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, actors, and more. If you want to find out more about African Prosperity, check the list of speakers and panelists that will take part in this summit.
We are truly excited about this year’s summit and bringing you new perspectives on African development.
You can rewatch last year’s summit video about “The Global Crisis as a Catalyst for Change” here.
Yvonne, Joe-Ann, Noor and Abokor.
The LSE Africa Summit is an annual two-day conference that engages policymakers, business leaders and researchers in conversation on solutions to Africa’s most pressing issues.