2017 Africa at a Tipping Point

Marrakesh, Morocco

The 2017 Ibrahim Forum will take place on 8 April in Marrakesh, Morocco. 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.

Among the speakers are:

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
  • Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Youssef Amrani, Minister-Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • Abdoulie Bathily, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Africa
  • Aliko Dangote, President and CEO, Dangote Group
  • Moulay Hafid El Alamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, & New Technologies, Morocco
  • Jean-Marie Guehenno, President and CEO, International Crisis Group
  • Sello Hatang, CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Martin Kobler, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Senior Advisor, Lazard
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair, Commission on Business and Sustainable Development
  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
  • Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano Emirate


  • Abdelamalek Alaoui, Founder and CEO, Guepard Group
  • Zeinab Badawi, Presenter, BBC HardTalk
  • Jendayi Fraser, President and CEO of 50 Ventures, LLC

The Forum will be streamed live on this page.

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