About the conference

The African Society of Cambridge University (ASCU) is pleased to announce the seventh annual ‘Africa Together’ Conference, which will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

 The theme for this year’s edition of the conference is “Investing in Young People: Building Africa’s Human Capital and Future.” The conference aims to provide a platform for critical discourse on how the creativity and potential of young people in Africa can be harnessed for the advancement of the continent. The conference will bring together speakers who are regional and national policymakers, thought leaders and innovators, business leaders, educators, civil society leaders and in other realms of public life, and have distinguished themselves as change-makers intent on ensuring that the potential of young Africans is realised. Our hope is that this conference will allow governments, private sector stakeholders, the African diaspora, academics and other institutional actors to create inclusive partnerships, and to build concrete coordinated response mechanisms to current continental challenges facing young people. 

The Africa Together Conference is organized by the African Society of Cambridge University with the support of the University of Cambridge, UK. The Africa Society of Cambridge University (ASCU) is the umbrella body of various African societies at the University of Cambridge. In previous years the Conference has been organised together with the African Society of the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.