Harvard’s Africa Development Conference 2023: Ghana’s Vice President Leads Discussions on Reimagining Africa’s Growth

Chiedza Juru

The Africa Caucus and Harvard Africa Law Association are pleased to announce the return of the Africa Development Conference (ADC) after a two-year hiatus. The premier annual event that facilitates global discourse on Africa’s developmental issues will be held from April 15 to 16, 2023, at Harvard Law School. The conference is organized by students of African descent and those interested in Africa from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School.

Now in its eleventh year, the 2023 ADC will center on the unique opportunities of the continent and the need for Africa to rebrand, reinvent, and reposition itself as a partner of choice in the global market. With a diverse range of speakers from across the continent and Harvard, the conference will feature interactive panels, keynote addresses, and networking opportunities for attendees to engage with experts and leaders in various fields. The Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, will headline this year’s edition.

“The event comes at a time when Africa is reawakening and taking control of her destiny, having been at the mercy of superpowers for so long. We are thrilled to bring together some of the brightest minds in Africa and the Diaspora to discuss the continent’s unique opportunities for development,” said Chiedza Juru, a Co-Chair of the Africa Caucus and one of the conference organizers. Another Co-Chair, Albert Agyepong, added, “Our goal is to create a springboard for critical conversations and meaningful connections that will drive action, progress, and prosperity for the continent.”

The conference theme, “Reimagining Africa’s Growth on Our Terms,” reflects the need to challenge outdated narratives and perceptions of Africa and showcase the continent’s untapped potential. The conference will explore various sectors, including international trade, education, creative arts, the African diaspora’s role, and how they can be leveraged to drive growth and development.

Kerschyl Singh, a Co-Chair of the Africa Caucus, said, “The ADC has become an essential forum for bringing together leaders and experts from across the continent, and this year’s conference promises to be even more insightful and engaging. We are excited to relaunch the conference in 2023 following the breaks induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which restricted public gatherings.”

Registration is open for those interested in attending. Tickets can be accessed on this link: http://bit.ly/2023ADC. For more information about the Africa Development Conference, please visit https://www.adcharvard.com or contact Chiedza Juru at Chiedza.juru@hks.harvard.edu or (617) 201-2568