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Harvard African Development Conference

Friday, April 3 2015 | Harvard Kennedy School Saturday, April 4 2015 | Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School
Fri., Apr. 3, 3 p.m. – Sat., Apr. 4, 2015, 9:30 p.m.

Gazette Classification: Business, Classes/Workshops, Conferences, Law, Sustainability
Organization/Sponsor: An annual student-run conference by the Harvard African Development Conference Organizing Committee. The conference theme is Looking South – Moving Forward: Fostering Development Collaboration Within the Global South.
Speaker(s): Keynote Speakers:, - His Excellency President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, - Mostafa Terrab, CEO and chairman, OCP, Featured Panelists:, - Adam Levy, property developer in Johannesburg; founder of Play Braamfontein, - Abdulkarim H. Seid, head of Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) – Water Resources Management Department, - Aisha Babangida, founder, Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman, - Andrea Vittadini, designer at SHoP Architects, - Angelle Kwemo, CEO & managing director of Rimson Strategies, - Antoine Rostand, global managing director of Schlumberger Business Consulting, - Dr. Bhattacharya, vice president, IBM research Kenya, - Bruno Itoua, minister of scientific research, Republic of Congo, - Calestous Juma, director, Science, Technology & Globalization at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, - Clemantine Wamariya, storyteller and human rights advocate, - David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School, - Devang Vussonji, associate partner, Dalberg (Johannesburg), focused on Education, - Doreen Adengo, principal of Adengo Architects, - Eleanor Keppelman, investment officer at USAID, - Elizabeth Ngonzi, CEO, Afrika Tikkun USA, - Hon. Justice Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, president of the East African Court of Justice, - Farid Mohamed Masmoudi, director and Global Head of Business Development and Partnerships of Islamic Cooperation of Development of the Private Sector, - Fadumo Dayib, Somalia presidential candidate, - Felipe Hernandez, lecturer in urban planning and design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, - Gagan Gupta, Olam group representative (Gabon Country Head), - Gregory Querel, CEO Necotrans, - Issa Baluch, former president of International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations – FIATA, Zurich, Switzerland, - J. Nozipo Maraire, founder of Cutting Edge Neurosurgeon Inc, Zimbabwean doctor, writer, entrepreneur, - John Xue, COO, Free-Trade Industrial zone in Ogun State, Nigeria, - John Lorenz Rudikoff, general counsel, MASS Design, - Kamal Bhattacharya, vice president, IBM Research – Africa, - Karim Sy, CEO, Jokkolabs, - Lambert Koubemba, vice president of production optimization & improvement projects, ENI Exploration and Production, - Lindiwe Mazibuko, former South African Parliamentary leader for the opposition, Democratic Alliance, - Marouane Ameziane, EVP, strategy and corporate development, OCP, - Martin Bratt, principal, McKinsey, - Martin Richenhagen, CEO, AGCO, - Matthew Murray, deputy assistant secretary of commerce at U.S. Department of Commerce, - Michael Murphy, director, MASS Design, - Mipe Okunseinde, senior international adviser, Covington & Burling, - Mohamed Nasr Eldin Allam, former Egyptian minister of irrigation and water resources, - Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, policy adviser, post-2015 development planning team, Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations, New York, - Mwalimu Musheshe, Uganda Rural Development and Training, African Rural University for Women, former Ashoka Fellow, - Naseemah Mohammed Ogunnaike, founder, Zilolonge Arts-Literacy Project, - Olalekan Akinyanmi, CEO Lekoil, - Peter Hallinan, head, Madagascar Chamber of Commerce, - Pierre de Galbert, doctoral candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education, - Renee Picanso, associate administrator, USDA/NASS, - Robert Paarlberg, adjunct professor of public policy at HKS, and Betty Freyhof Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, - Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & director, Centum Learning, - Shalini Unnikrishnan, principal, Boston Consulting Group (Healthcare), - Silivester Kasuku, director of Lapsset, - Suzanne Blier, professor of fine arts, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, - Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines, - Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant minister for health in Liberia, - Victor Kyalo, CEO, ICT Authority Kenya, - William Alford, professor,  Harvard Law School
Cost: See ticket link for recent alumni discounts
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