Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day
The annual Governance Weekend is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in mid-November 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, which celebrates the Ibrahim Laureates and, if the Prize has been awarded that year, gives the opportunity to honour the new Laureate. 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 weekend concludes with a public concert highlighting some of the best performers of the continent and a football match showcasing outstanding African football.
The Africa Report debates 17:00
The Africa Report debates @ Palmeraie Marrakech
Apr 7 @ 17:00 – 19:00
For the first time in Marrakech, Morocco, in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, The Africa Report debates will ask “Is Africa’s Development an Illusion?” Featuring high profile speakers, including Mo Ibrahim, as well as experts and people within the audience, the debate will allow Africa’s elite to freely express their opinions on the subject. The jousting debaters and expert witnesses will keep the debate moving around the audience to ensure a real sense of participation.