The Ibrahim Forum is an annual high-level discussion forum convened around one specific issue of critical importance to Africa that demands committed leadership and sound governance. Each year it takes place in a different African country.
The Ibrahim Forum:
- provides a platform for prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society and regional institutions as well as Africa’s international partners to meet to discuss the continent’s most topical issues.
- is streamed live on the internet to facilitate an interactive discussion with a global audience.
- aims at going beyond simply stating issues and renewing commitments to having an open and frank discussion around policy changes and priorities for action.
- is supported by a ‘Facts & Figures’ document, compiled in advance by the Foundation and comprised of a detailed, data-driven analysis of each issue, which forms the basis of an informed and constructive debate.
Africa at a Tipping Point
The focus this year will be on three main interlinking challenges:
- violent extremism and migration
- participation and democracy
- inclusive economic growth and jobs for youth.