About the weekend

The Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW) is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in a different African country

This three-day event convenes prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners to debate issues of critical importance to Africa.

The weekend begins with a Leadership Ceremony, where this year we celebrate examples of excellent leadership in Africa. This year we honour the legacy of former Prize Committee chair, Kofi Annan.

A whole day is then dedicated to the Ibrahim Forum, a high-level discussion forum which tackles the challenges facing Africa and sets out priorities for action. The 201 Forum will focus on African migrations.

The weekend concludes with a public concert highlighting some of the best performers of the continent.

Highlights from the 2018 IGW