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Dr Albert Zeufack

Africa Region Chief Economist, World Bank Group

Dr Kwaku Afriyie

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and innovation

Amb. Fred Ngoga Gateretse

Head of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division

Dr Muthoni Wanyeki

Regional Director for Africa, Open Society Foundation

James Duddridge

MP, Minister for Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Jean-Paul Adam

Director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, UNECA

Makenna Muigai

Climate Activist and Student at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa

Susana Malcorra

Former Argentine Foreign Minister and Board Co-Chair, International Crisis Group

Dr Nicholas Westcott

Director, The Royal African Society

Hiba Morgan

Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

Moky Makura

Executive Director, Africa No Filter

Dr Mo Ibrahim

Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Dr Gilles Olakounlé Yabi

Founder and President of WATHI

Dr Comfort Ero

Interim Vice President and Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group

Amb. Johnnie Carson

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Africa

Hanna Tetteh

Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the AU and Head of the UN Office to the AU

Hailemariam Desalegn

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Chair of AGRA and International Crisis Group Trustee

H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

Dr Richard Cincotta

Wilson Centre Global Fellow

Dr Frannie Léautier

Senior Partner, SouthBridge Group

Dr Donald Kaberuka

Co-chair of the UNSG High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and 7th President of the AfDB

Bola Mosuro

BBC World Service

Dr Zainab Usman

Africa Programme Director, Carnegie

Professor Adam Habib

Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Patrick Smith

Editor, Africa Confidential

Arunma Oteh

Royal African Society Chair

H.E. Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President of Nigeria

The event is over

The Royal African Society, Africa Confidential and International Crisis Group are jointly hosting a high-level conference this year to mark, respectively, their 120th, 60th and 25th anniversaries. The conference will focus on Climate, Conflict and Demography in Africa, with the aim of developing specific policy recommendations on climate change and conflict to pass on to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow in November this year.


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