International Forum On African–Caribbean Leadership (IFAL)

International Forum On African–Caribbean Leadership (IFAL)

International Forum On African–Caribbean Leadership (IFAL), New York  2022

September 21, 2022 | New York, USA

International Forum On African–Caribbean Leadership (IFAL)

THEME: Redefining Trans-regional cooperation for Sustainable Peace and Development

Event Info
The inflationary pressures caused by the lingering pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war, and current global geopolitical tensions have directly affected nations, especially African Caribbean countries’ ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, address economic challenges and its many threats to the peace and stability of the regions. As terrorism, transnational organized crime, drugs and human trafficking, failure of critical health infrastructures, and other challenges continue to impact on nations’ abilities to drive prosperity and advancements in achieving sustainable development in its economic, social and environmental dimensions, the need for strategic cooperation becomes imperative. In additional, leaders from developing nations have long given voice to standing systemic imbalances between the status of developing nations in global affairs and the rest of the more ‘developed’ especially in the areas of Defense and security cooperation, UN Security council membership, multilateral commitments towards addressing uneven impacts of climate change on the continent, among others. It is therefore important for African and Caribbean governments and leaders to reassess their roles in the international system with a view towards increasing partnerships and collaborations towards achieving peace, prosperity and sustainability for all. 

Key Expected Participants

  • Heads of States and Governments
  • Heads of relevant Regional and Trans-regional bodies
  • Senior Government Officials and policy leaders
  • Heads of Multi-lateral agencies, Missions and Civil society
  • Major Industry Titans, Leaders, and Key Stakeholders
  • Think-tanks, Industry Experts and International Development Institutions
  • Academics, Researchers, and Research scholars

Key Highlights
  • High Level Plenary
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Countries Trade & Opportunities Showcase
  • Networking Sessions
  • Unveiling of the Special Event Edition of the African Leadership magazine
  • International Press Room & Global coverage
  • Presentations of the Caribbean and African Leadership Awards

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Location

New York, United States

 

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Forum On Public Sector Procurement Management & Auditing

Forum On Public Sector Procurement Management & Auditing

Forum On Public Sector Procurement Management & Auditing, Istanbul  2022

October 17 -22, 2022 | Istanbul, Turkey

Forum On Public Sector Procurement Management & Auditing

THEME: The Future of Public Procurement Operations & Management

Rationale
The World Bank report puts the annual global public procurement expenditure at US$9.5 – 13 trillion, making it one of the largest areas of governments’ spending globally. In Africa and many other developing countries, public procurement spends represent approximately 15-22 percent of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP). It is therefore instructive to note that a sound public procurement and an efficient use of public resources in Africa would contribute to better delivery of services, ranging from roads and other public infrastructures, to purchasing pharmaceuticals and other social services.
 
Globally, public procurement is now recognized as a strategic tool crucial for achieving the developmental, social, and environmental objectives of governments. In the same vein, a well-performing procurement system, built on sound ethical principles, would serve as a significant policy instrument for African governments to propel changes in public service delivery, especially in stimulating private sector growth and competitiveness, building viable partnerships and collaborations between private and public sector actors and resources.
 
However, public procurement is today more complicated than ever before as governments lose a quarter of the public procurement spends due to inefficiencies, according to available data. The need and pressure to build a sound and well-performing public procurement systems in Africa would therefore increase in the coming years as governments grapple with unprecedented levels of debt, decline in tax collection, with increased income inequalities and trends which have affected government procurement for its significant share in public spending.

Event info

The Forum on Public Sector Procurement Management & Auditing, Istanbul – Turkey would therefore bring together professionals and practitioners in the procurement arena to discuss the commonly occurring trouble areas throughout the procurement cycle, as well as provide a comprehensive briefing and explore the global purchasing strategies, trends and best practises in procurement operations, and the regulatory framework surrounding public sector procurement in Africa. The programme would provide both an invaluable refresher and a useful practical coursework for practitioners and non-professionals on applying the principles of effective procurement in the public sector, and applying a range of tools and practical applications which are essential for an effective Procurement department.

Why Attend?

This course covers theoretical aspects, modern methods, and industry practices in public procurement and thus is ideal for beginners and experienced procurement practitioners. This course is underpinned by essential procurement principles and models that would equip professionals and their organisations for current and future challenges. With ample case studies and open key discussions on current topics, relevant to public procurement procedures, this course offers a guided learning experience and enables participants to gain deep practical insights and update their knowledge on significant policy development in public procurement. The content of this course has been cross mapped with CIPS/ISM/IACCM/APM competency frameworks and other relevant international standards and benchmarks.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a refresher on and be able to:
  • Understand the evolution in Procurement & Gain knowledge of global Procurement directives and how they work.
  • Understand the importance of involving all stakeholders to ensure accurate specification development.
  • Evaluate bids and tenders through “the Due Process”.
  • Understand the types and methods of Procurement e.g. how Framework agreements and mini competitions work; Why a Tender exercise takes so long etc and how they can assist in selecting the optimum Procurement method for various situations.
  • Broaden perception in “value for money” concept.
  • Develop database on suppliers & understand how the right supplier is selected and their role and input to ensuring this takes place.

 

  • Negotiate and manage purchasing and supply contracts; and appreciate the need for effective Contract Management.
  • Discuss the inputs, outputs and processes of the system.
  • Develop meaningful performance measurements.
Training Methodology
With a high-level faculty of speakers and participants- professionals and practitioners drawn from government institutions, African and international organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, universities and research institutes, this forum will be structured as a highly participative workshop with formal presentations, case studies, and interactive worked-examples. Relevant examples and case studies are provided to illustrate the application of each of the topics covered and opportunities are provided to learn and apply the key procurement principles using practical examples and exercises.

 

Who should attend?
The forum is relevant to professionals and practitioners from government ministries, departments and agencies, and local government councils, including:
  • Heads & Chief Executives of government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Local Government Councils;
  • Heads of Procurement Departments across Government Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and Local Government Councils
  • Public Sector Purchasing and Procurement Managers.
  • Internal Auditors &  Accountants;
  • Project Engineers, Managers & Officers;
  • Operation Executives/Officers;
  • Quality Control Officers and Storekeepers, etc.

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Location

Istanbul, Turkey

 

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Global Power Women’s Conference & Awards

Global Power Women’s Conference & Awards

Global Power Women Conference & Awards, New York 2022

September 22, 2022 | New York, USA

Global Power Women Conference & Award

THEME: Advancing Resilience & Transformational
Women Leadership for Sustainable High performance
& Global Impact

Despite slow and uneven progress towards gender parity, data shows that women are still largely underrepresented at all levels of decision making in public offices, business, and, politics globally. For instance, among traditional brick-and-mortar companies, female CEOs represents just under 5% of the Fortune 500 list and only 6.3% for the current S&P 500 list. Likewise, as of January 2021, the  Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women “Women in politics: 2021” map, showed that despite the growth  in the number of women at the highest levels of political power such as women Heads of State or Government, the number of countries with no women in government has increased,  advancement of women holding ministerial portfolios has slowed and only 25.5% of national-level parliamentarians are women. Thus, gender parity in leadership remains an unachieved and thus a long-term goal.

Event info

This edition of the Global Power Women Conference, which is organised by the Amazons Watch Magazine in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development and  the African Leadership Magazine UK, aims to convene top global women leaders and gender diversity champions and stakeholders to lead the discussions on how to address this dearth of women in decision-making positions across the globe by adopting a multi-pronged approach of advancing resilient and transformational women leaders for sustainable leadership and high performance. The relevance of this edition of the GPWC is hinged on the fact that no society nor institution can be said to be truly democratic or strong if women who constitute half of its population are not included as part of the top decision makers across all levels. 
Consequently, it is anticipated that insights generated from the GPWC can be utilized to shift the frontiers of knowledge on the impact of resilience and transformational leadership in building exceptional women leaders – who will contribute significantly to the long desired global sustainable development, peace and prosperity across the world.

Key highlights of the forum

Panel Session 1: Being the female pioneer in a male-monopolised terrain: Lessons in Resilience and Strategy
Panel Session 2: Timeless Lessons from Global Companies at the leading edge of Gender Diversity
Presentation 1– Confidence: The Secret Sauce to Propel Women into Leadership Positions
  • Global Power Women Awards Ceremony
  • Launch of the World of Amazons and the World We Want for Women (WWW)
  • AWM Global Power Women Magazine showcase
Who should attend GPWC New York 2022?
  • Female Heads of Government, 
  • Deputy Female Heads of Government, 
  • Female Business Leaders/CEOs,
  • Senior Female Government Office holders,
  • Female Entrepreneurs,
  • Top First Ladies of Nations,
  • Global Companies at the leading edge of Gender Diversity
  • Academics/ Researchers with interests in Gender Studies

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Location

New York, USA

 

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Africa Energy & Infrastructure Forum & Award

Africa Energy & Infrastructure Forum & Award

Africa Energy & Infrastructure Forum & Award, Accra-Ghana 2022

July 28, 2022 | Accra, Ghana | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. W.A.T

Africa Energy Forum & Infrastructure Forum & Award

THEME: Building the Sustainable Future of the African Energy Industry

In African energy-exporting countries, the industry has historically been a primary driver of economic growth. However, countries have been unable to harness these windfalls for sustainable economic development. Players in the sectors have witnessed disruptions that change the industry, including the rising global demand for liquefied natural gas; the global trade disputes, that disrupt global trade, energy markets and supply chains; and the growing prominence of renewables, which could have far-reaching implications. Indeed, over and above, the global energy transition to a net-zero emissions future would continue to have a boomerang effect in the continent’s energy industry both in the short and medium-term. The wave of divestments by the international oil majors, given their strong presence in Africa, has thus occasioned reduced oil and gas activities and declining oil production.

Speakers

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Event info

Are Africa’s state-owned oil and gas companies therefore positioned to fill the vacuum by taking on new exploration and developments more than before? A recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) revealed that an integrated policy framework built around energy transition could generate about 26 million jobs for Africans by 2050, growing the region’s economy by 6.4 per cent by 2050. However, Africa’s investment in low-carbon energy systems is far behind that of developed nations, largely due to the continent’s financial inability. The fiscal constraints across Africa thus create a challenge for the countries to power the sustainability of the industry. In tandem with the thoughts of experts, private sector investments, public-private partnerships, and blended finance are therefore increasingly more important today, with strong public sector governance and innovative financing instruments.
The African Leadership Magazine is, therefore, putting together the Africa Energy Forum & Infrastructure Forum & Award, Accra-Ghana 2022 to bring together policymakers, private sector leaders, Industry Titans, civil society leaders, and all stakeholders on a platform to discuss ways to tackle some of the major challenges in the African energy industry, as well as connect both public and private sector actors across the entire energy value chain, to push forward with commitments and business deals that would power the sustainable future of the continent’s oil and gas industry.

Key highlights of the forum

 

  • Keynote and Paper Presentations.
  • Oil & Gas CEOs Roundtable Session.
  • Public & Private Sector Stakeholders Roundtable Sessions.
  • Presentations to the “Top 50 Africa Oil and Gas Local CSR Champions”

Agenda

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Arrivals

6:00pm – 6:10pm
Opening Remark
Welcome Remarks by the African energy and infrastructural magazine publishers
6:10pm – 6:20pm

Opening Keynote

Africa’s energy growth: building long-lasting collaborations for infrastructural development
6:20pm – 7:00pm

Panel Discussion

Dealing on the Energy Conundrum

Africa faces uncertainties in renewable energy despite a period of continuous energy profitability, rising asset values, and technology breakthroughs. How might new energy discoveries be reconfigured to support a more equitable system?
Moderator: Kingsley Okeke, Group Managing Editor, African Leadership Organisation
7:00pm – 7:20pm

Panel Discussion

Infrastructure for a Sustainable Africa

The ambition to overhaul Africa’s infrastructure has run into geopolitical and economic headwinds, with most wealthy countries refusing to lend money to Africa. What role might the African Continental Free Trade Area, now that it has been approved, play in addressing the opportunities and challenges of producing cash for Africa’s development?
Moderator: Kingsley Okeke, Group Managing Editor, African Leadership Organisation
7:20pm – 7:50pm

Company Showcase

The abundance of data is allowing for new levels of market complexity and efficiency. How are technology and big data revolutionizing Africa’s energy markets
Moderator: TBD
7:50pm – 8:20pm
Networking Dinner
8:20pm – 8:40pm

Award Presentations/Induction

8:40pm – 9:00pm

Vote of Thanks / Closing Remark
9:00pm – 9:30pm
Networking Closing

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Location

Accra, Ghana

 

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Africa Legislative, Legal & Good Governance Conference

Africa Legislative, Legal & Good Governance Conference

African Legislative, Legal and Good Governance Conference

April 29, 2022 | Abuja, Nigeria | 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. W.A.T

African Legislative, Legal and Good Governance Conference

THEME: Policy, Justice and Global Co-operation for Building Back Better

 

The Legislative, Legal and Good Governance Conference, shall x-ray the role of the parliament, judiciary and other agencies of government in promoting fast-tracked sustainable economic development in Africa, after the pandemic induced disruption.   The conference shall also highlight the interplay of the law and lawmakers in promoting good governance in Africa, while also evolving solutions to some of the continent’s challenges.

Speakers

H.E. Jewel Howard Taylor

Vice President,

Republic of Liberia

 

Judge Carlos Moore

President,

National Bar Association, USA

 

Ken Giami

Founder & CEO,

African Leadership Organization

 

Event info

Key expected participants

  • Heads of States and Governments

  • High ranking members of the judiciary 

  • Lawmakers 

  • Senior Government Officials and policy leaders

  • Heads of African Missions and diplomats

  • Major Industry Titans, Leaders, and Key Stakeholders

  • Think-tanks, Industry Experts and International Development Institutions

  • Academics, Researchers, and Research scholars

Key highlights of the forum

  • Keynotes and presentations

  • Panel Discussions

  • Networking Sessions

  • Good governance roundtable 

  • Unveiling of the Special Edition of the African Leadership magazine

Agenda

10:30am – 11:00am

Plenary Opening

10:30am – 10:40am

First Plenary

Plenary Keynote Address

The Role of the Parliament in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth and Development
10:40am – 11:30am

Panel Session

The Role of the Parliament in Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth & Development
11:30am – 12:00pm
First Tea Break
12:00pm – 12:10pm

Second Plenary

Keynote Address

Enhancing Efficiency in the Judiciary for National Growth & Development
12:10pm – 1:00pm

Panel Session

Enhancing Efficiency in the Judiciary for National Growth & Development
1:00pm – 1:10pm

Third Plenary

Keynote Address

Good Governance as the Panacea for a rapid Economic Transformation in Africa
1:10pm – 2:00pm

Plenary Panel Session:

Harnessing partnership by the three-tiers of government for good governance and dividends of democracy
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Lunch is Served
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Award Presentations
3:00pm – 3:10pm
Vote of Thanks

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Location

Abuja, Nigeria

 

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