Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will be the chief guest at a students run conference at the prestigious Harvard University. The conference, dubbed Â ‘Harvard African Development Conference’, will end today with Odinga delivering a keynote speech.
Organized by a coalition of African student groups from various Harvard University schools: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard College, the Harvard African Development Conference brings together distinguished players working towards Africa’s development including visionary policy makers, innovative business leaders and philanthropists, accomplished academics and students, and proactive leaders of civil society organizations.
This year’s conference takes place at an auspicious moment–shortly after and before the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the African Union (AU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), respectively.
The Golden Jubilee of Africa’s premier development and governance institutions is therefore a unique chance to reflect on the journey thus far as well as forecast prospects for the future. With this forward-looking stance in mind, this year’s conference theme is “An Agenda for Africa’s Development: What Do We Want?”
The PM is currently in Boston City, Massachusetts, where Harvard University is located.