Africa within a Global Context
The LSE Africa Summit is an annual gathering that showcases Africa’s contributions to the world and fosters debates on the challenges facing the continent. By gathering renowned scholars, corporations, and influential leaders, whilst centring the authentic voices of Africans at the London School of Economics, we seek to create a platform that enables the power and potential of African nations to be transformed into action to boost investment, influence policy, and challenge narratives.
The 2016 LSE Africa Summit will explore how nations in Africa can capitalise on opportunities and address challenges shaped by their position in a Global Context. It features a research conference that moves beyond conventions in provocative and practical debates between scholars, policy-makers and practitioners, as well as a business conference that challenges business leaders, government representatives, and multinational corporations to think beyond investment on the continent. By bringing all these different actors together, the LSE Africa Summit will offer a unique opportunity to identify key areas for investment and to strengthen the link between academic research and policy-making in order to anchor Africa’s global standing.
The Summit will explore emerging sectors in Africa including extractives, technology and telecoms, and finance. The 2016 LSE Africa Summit will explore various sectors in Africa including extractives, technology and telecoms, and finance, and issues surrounding illicit financial flows, the politics of knowledge, and uses of social media.
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