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Welcome to Africa Together! An annual event in Cambridge to commemorate Africa Day. On 10th of June 2016 we have an incredible group of speakers and panelists lined up as well as the opportunity to network with potential employers, try delicious African food, music and much more. Join us at the Cambridge University Union, one of the most iconic buildings in the city dating back to 1815...

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers of the Africa Together 2016

Kanayo Nwanze

Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze

President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which is dedicated to ensuring that agriculture is a central part of the international development agenda, and that governments recognize the concerns of smallholder farmers and other poor rural people. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Food Security since 2010. He was previously Director-General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Africa Rice Center for a decade, where he was instrumental in introducing and promoting New Rice for Africa, or NERICA, a high-yield, drought- and pest-resistant variety developed specifically for the African landscape.

Nwanze graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and has a Doctorate in Agricultural Entomology from Kansas State University. He has also received honorary degrees from McGill University, Canada, and the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, as well as numerous honours and awards from governments, and national and international institutions. He has published extensively, is a member of several scientific associations and has served on various executive boards.

Mostafa Terrab

Dr. Mostafa Terrab

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP Group)

Mr. Mostapha Terrab serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP). Dr. Terrab’s career has spanned the public, private and university sectors and a range of expert fields. Prior to joining the OCP Group, Dr. Terrab served as lead regulatory specialist in the Global Information and Communications Department of the World Bank, heading the World Bank’s “Information for Development” programme, from 2002 to 2006. He was the first director general of Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), which he served from 1998 to 2002. Since 1992, Mr. Terrab served Chargé de Mission in the Royal Cabinet. In 1995, he was Secretary General of the Executive Secretariat of the Middle East/North Africa Economic Summit.

He was also Director of Banque Centrale Populaire SA and Director of Institut français des relations internationales. From September 1986 to August 1989, he was an Assistant Professor in MIT and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in the Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1990 to 1992. From April 1996 to July 1999, he was a Member of 'Think Tank' set up by the late king H.M. Hassan II. In 1988, Mr. Terrab received the Frederick C. Hennie III Award for his outstanding contribution to the teaching programme of the MIT Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Mr. Terrab received an M.S. in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Operations Research in 1990 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He received an Engineering Diploma from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France in 1979.


In 2014, he was named by Jeune Afrique as one of the 50 most ‘Influential Africans’.

 

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