2012 Ibrahim Governance Weekend

2012 Ibrahim Governance Weekend

Dakar, Senegal

The Ibrahim Governance Weekend (IGW) brings together leading voices from across Africa and beyond to discuss issues of critical importance to the continent’s progress.

The forum theme in 2012 was African Youth: Fulfilling the Potential.

2012 IGW events

African Leadership Ceremony

Saturday, 10 November

Archbishop Desmond Tutu accepted a one-off Special Award from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Dakar recognising his lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power.

The Award was presented personally to Archbishop Tutu during the IGW which focussed on youth, a topic close to the Archbishop’s heart.

Ibrahim Forum

Sunday, 11 November

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation convened its third annual Ibrahim Forum in Dakar, Senegal. High-level stakeholders and young people engaged in inter-generational dialogue to address the challenges and opportunities that are presented by African’s rapidly growing youth population. The Forum’s focus was on how the potential of Africa’s most valuable resource – its youth – can be harnessed.

Africa’s rapidly growing youth population presents both challenges and opportunities. The 2012 Facts & Figures document provides an overview of the key issues affecting Africa’s youth population, the global and regional context, and the outlook for young Africans

2012 Facts & Figures

African Youth: fulfilling the potential

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Friday, 9 November

'Africa Celebrates Democracy' concert featuring local and continental artists.

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