Official Opening Ceremony

Room: Congress Hall

Master of Ceremony: Wole Famurewa, Journalist, CNBC Africa

Opening Remarks

  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Keynote Address and Official Opening:

Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (TBC)

Rapporteur: Amarakoon Bandara, UNDP, Deniz Kellecioglu (ECA), Emmanuel Chinyam

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Conference Venue


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