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Togbe Afede XIV invited as distinguished panelist at Harvard Africa Development Conference

February 12, 2024
Togbe Afede XIV invited as distinguished panelist at Harvard Africa Development Conference
Togbe Afede XIV

XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Asogli, has been invited to serve as a “distinguished panelist” at the prestigious Harvard Africa Development Conference (ADC) scheduled for April 12th and 13th, 2024, at in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The ADC, recognized as a premier global platform for meaningful discourse on Africa's development, brings together heads of state and influential figures such as Kenyan President William Ruto, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Angolan President João Lourenço, Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Former Credit Suisse Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam. This event facilitates crucial conversations shaping the continent's future.

Themed “Africa Delivers: Pragmatic Paths to Prosperity,” the 2024 ADC spotlights Africa's progress and potential amid global challenges across vital sectors including law, governance, international relations, economics, business, technology, environment, security, health, education, media, and arts.

The organizers are particularly excited about the inclusion of a panel devoted to trading in and with Africa, recognizing Togbe Afede's wealth of knowledge and expertise in this realm. As the Executive Chairman of World Trade Centre and a member of the Board of the World Trade Centres Association, New York, Togbe's deep engagement in trade and commerce makes him an ideal panelist.

The panel will delve into the transformative potential of the () and its implications for the future of trade in Africa. Additionally, it will discuss strategic approaches to address energy supply and transportation infrastructure challenges.

The ADC organizers believe that Togbe Afede's insights will enrich discussions on AfCFTA's transformative potential and sustainable trade partnerships, contributing to the collective dialogue on Africa's development journey.

The invitation of Togbe Afede XIV underscores his contributions to economic development in Africa and provides a platform for him to share his vision for the continent, offering strategic insights into overcoming infrastructure deficits and ensuring energy security.

The Harvard Africa Development Conference 2024 promises to be a landmark event, offering actionable insights and fostering partnerships critical for unlocking Africa's economic potential.

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