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28 July, 2014

Press Release

Mbeki, Mogae, Obasanjo to grace Regional Leadership Forum in Dar

Leaders Forum... Mogae, Mbeki, Mkapa, Obasanjo

Former Presidents Thabo Mbeki from South Africa, Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Festus Mogae of Botswana are set to arrive in Dar today to attend the African Leadership Forum to be held on July 31st, 2014.

The forum, which has been convened by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and coordinated by UONGOZI Institute will be kick started with a plenary session with H.E. Thabo Mbeki as the keynote speaker.

The plenary will also feature a panel discussion including Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Wendy Luhabe, founder of The Women Private Equity Fund of South Africa, and Mr. Omari Issa, CEO of the Presidential Delivery Bureau in Tanzania.

According to a statement issued this week by UONGOZI Institute, the Forum, which will gather more than 150 participants from Tanzania and across Africa will discuss the challenges of meeting Africa’s transformation.

“The forum will provide a platform to reflect on the journey thus far, take stock of the challenges and opportunities and forecast prospects for Africa’s future,” said the statement.
The African Leadership Forum will bring together selected number of key influential leaders and thinkers across the continent, including former heads of state or government, as well as leaders from the business sector, government, civil society and academia.

UONGOZI Institute, an independent government agency established by the Government of Tanzania, exists to support African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nation and for Africa. 

We seek to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development.organises forums and discussions with the aim of bringing leaders together to share their knowledge on issues of relevance to sustainable development.