JULY 4-5th 2019



Thu-Fri, July 4-5th Nova School of Business and Economics Cascais, Portugal

Day 1

Thursday, July 4th

Check in & Registration

08:00 – 09:00 AM

Hovione Hall

Opening Remarks

Thora Arnorsdottir, Master of Ceremony, Iceland / Italy

Filipe de Botton, President of the Board of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, Portugal

Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais, Portugal

09:00 – 09:15 AM

Grand Auditorium

PANEL 1 African entrepreneurs driving inclusive innovation and growth

Didier Acouetey, President and Founder of the AfricSearch Group, Togo / France

Khadija Idrissi Janati, Founder of I-AFRIKA, Morocco

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, Founder and Managing Director of DLO Energy Resources Group, South Africa

Tunde Kehinde, Co-Founder of Lidya, Nigeria

John Gapper, Associate editor of the Financial Times, United Kingdom (Moderator)

09:15 – 10:15 AM

Grand Auditorium

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:00 AM

EDP Plaza

Institutional Keynotes

Filipe Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, Mozambique

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic and Honorary President of Portuguese Diaspora Council, Portugal

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Grand Auditorium

PANEL 2 From donor-recipient towards equal participation

Eugene Boadu, Head of Corporate Affairs of mPedigree, Ghana

Jasandra Nyker, CEO of BioTherm Energy, South Africa

Koen Doens, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission, Luxembourg

Michael Stopford, Managing Director of Oxford Analytica, United Kingdom

Sérgio Pimenta, Vice-President of International Finance Corporation for the Middle East and Africa, Portugal / USA

Nozipho Mbanjwa, Founder and Lead Moderator at Akwande Communications, South Africa (Moderator)

11:45 – 12:45 PM

Grand Auditorium


Welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal and Vice-President of the Portuguese Diaspora Council, Portugal

Pitch Elijah Amoo Addo, Founder and Executive Director of the Food for All Africa, Ghana

12:45 – 03:00 PM

Main Hall


Siyanda Mohutsiwa, Writer, Botswana / USA

03:00 – 03:30 PM

Grand Auditorium

PANEL 3 Changing the narrative: valuing talent and diversity from migrant flows

Enuma Okoro, Author, Nigeria / USA

Tina Charisma, Founder of “Charisma Campaign“, Ghana / UK

Vivian Onano, Founder/Director at Leading Light Initiative, Kenya

Yemisi Mokuolu, CEO & Founder HATCH Ideas, Nigeria / UK

Marie Lora-Mungai, Founder and CEO of Restless Global, France (Moderator)

03:30 – 04:30 PM

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Keynote: Migration Dialogue between Europe and Africa

António Vitorino, Director General of IOM the United Nations Migration Agency, Portugal / Switzerland

04:30 – 04:50 PM

Grand Auditorium

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

José Manuel Durão Barroso, EurAfrican Forum Chairman, Portugal / United Kingdom

04:50 – 05:00 PM

Grand Auditorium

Networking Break

05:00 – 05:15 PM

EDP Plaza

Breakout session 1 – Rebuilding Mozambique

Fabio Scala, Founder of FurtherMarkets, United Kingdom

João Figueiredo, MOZA Banco, Mozambique

05:15 – 06:00 PM

Room E002

Breakout session 2 – Security, migration and talent

Camilla Rocca, Head of Research at Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom

Chams Diagne, Founding Partner and CEO of Talent2Africa, France/Senegal

Grzegorz Małecki, President of the Board of the Institute of Security and Strategy Foundation, Poland

Jacek Raubo, Security Expert, Poland

Stephanie Asare, Secretary General of Welcoming Diasporas, Ghana / France

05:15 – 06:00 PM

Room E003

Breakout session 3 – Tools and Strategies for Women and Youth empowerment

Almas Jiwani, President of Emeritus UN Women Canada NC & CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation, Canada

Lilian Ore, Founder and CEO of Global Connections for Women foundation, Nigeria / USA

Oyin Solebo, COO & Founder – Movemeback, Nigeria / UK

05:15 – 06:00 PM

Room E005

Breakout session 4 – EU-AF economic integration and digital infrastructure for Africa

Markus Lienkamp, Professor of Automotive Technology at Technical University of Munich, Germany

Precious Lunga, Co- Founder & CEO of Baobab Circle, Zimbabwe

Samir Abdelkrim, Founder of Emerging Valley, France

05:15 – 06:00 PM

Room E105

6PM Sunset After Party

06:00 – 08:00 PM

Rooftop Alumni Lounge

Day 2

Thursday, July 5th

Opening Session

Thora Arnorsdottir, Master of Ceremony, Iceland / Italy

09:00 – 09:05 AM


Jeannette Kagame, Founder and Chairman of Imbuto Foundation, Rwanda *

09:05 – 09:30 AM

Grand Auditorium

PANEL 4 Africa: The New Frontier for Impact Investment and Innovation

Christelle Kupa, Founder and CEO of Uhusiano Capital, Congo / Belgium

Erick Yong, Africa CEO of GreenTec Capital Partners, Germany / Cameroon

María Ángeles León López, Co-Founder of Open Value Foundation, Spain

Kim Kreilgaard, Head of Lisbon Office of the European Investment Bank, Luxembourg / Portugal

Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, CEO of Kea Medicals, Benin

John Gapper, Associate editor of the Financial Times, United Kingdom (Moderator)

09:30 – 10:30 AM

Grand Auditorium

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM

EDP Plaza


11:15 – 11:30 AM

Grand Auditorium

PANEL 5 Legacy to Growth: Rehabilitating the Heritage, Culture and Tourism

Ana Mendes Godinho, Portugal Secretary of State of Tourism, Portugal

Dalia Sadany, President at International Association of Designers, Egypt

Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary Ministry Foreign Affairs, Kenya

Mossadeck Bally, Founder and CEO of the Azalai Hotels Group, Mali

Jonathan Rosenthal, Africa Editor of The Economist, United Kingdom (Moderator)

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Grand Auditorium

Special Video-Message:

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Portugal / USA

12:30 – 12:35 PM

Grand Auditorium

Wrap-up and Conclusions

José Manuel Durão Barroso, EurAfrican Forum Chairman, Portugal / United Kingdom

12:35 – 12:55 PM

Grand Auditorium

Closing and Farewell Performance

12:55 – 13:00 PM

*To be confirmed