Towards a 21st Century African Renaissance: Sowing the seeds of success



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May 4, 2013

Towards a 21st Century African Renaissance: Sowing the seeds of success

The Oxford University Pan-African Conference (OUPAC) is the flagship event of the Oxford University African Society, the umbrella body for all Africans at the University of Oxford. Only in its third year, OUPAC has already become one of the largest gatherings of African students in the United Kingdom. The 2013 OUPAC will bring together hundreds of young and dynamic academics, scholars, entrepreneurs, activists, elder statesmen and political leaders from around the world.

Focusing on issues such as governance, technological innovations, sustainable development and healthcare reform, the conference will shed light on new strategies, designed to reflect Africa's renaissance as a promising hub for investment and cultural influence in the 21st century.

This conference will build upon the success of the 2012 edition, themed "Building Leadership for a New Generation: the case for youth leadership in Africa", which attracted over 300 participants from various parts of the world. We also hosted an impressive array of speakers, including Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria), Dr Arthur Mutambara (Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe) and Ms Vera Songwe (World Bank Country Director for Senegal and Mauritania), among many others.

We encourage you to join us in exploring Africa's transformation and engage in discussing how we can help shape her future.

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May 4, 2013


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Temitope Folaranmi

Blavatnik and BP Scholar studying Public Policy (MPP) at the Blavatnik School of Government


Martin David Kayondo

Studying for a Master's in Major Programme Management at Said Business School

Panel Organiser

Sebabatso Manoeli

Rhodes Scholar reading for an MSc in African Studies

Panel Organiser

Ariel Eckblad

Marshall Scholar reading for an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy

Panel Organiser

Tara 'Sabre' Collier

Skoll Scholar studying for an MBA at Said Business School


Maryam Argungu

Reading for an MSc in Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing

Logistics Officer

Alice Mbewe-Myula

Studying for a DPhil in Clinical Medicine

Publicity Officer

Zainab Usman

Studying for a DPhil in International Development

Publicity Officer

Dina Zayed

Weidenfeld scholar reading for an MSc in Environmental Change and Management


Chilombo Musa

Rhodes Scholar reading for an MPhil in Development Studies


The amazing people making the conference happen.