This week experts, analysts and thought leaders will gather in Johannesburg to discuss prevailing economic realities of Africa as a continent and chart a new, sustainable path for future prosperity. The 2017 Africa Liberty Forum, organized by the Atlas Network, brings together friends of the freedom movement across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region.
From 23rd to 26th May, delegates at #AfricaLF17 will learn on strengthening civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. A learning window on how to most effectively advance free-market reforms in Africa, the Forum will feature speeches, discussions and interactive sessions by some of the most renowned economic experts in Africa and beyond.
Among those expected to deliver speeches at the Forum are Tim Modise, a veteran South African journalist; Dr Tom Palmer, the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network; Franklin Cudjoe is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education; and JJ. Omojuwa former lecturer at the Free University of Berlin, Germany and editor of AfricanLiberty.org.
Modise, who was Chief Communications Officer of the 2010 Soccer World Cup held in South Africa will deliver a keynote speech South Africa: From miracle democracy to growing despondency (1900-1930) while Palmer, an Oxford University doctorate degree holder in Politics and director of Cato University, will speak on Morality, property, and prosperity VS confiscation and cronyism.
Omojuwa currently serves on the communication team of the African Union’s Democratic Governance Trends. He will speak at the forum on mobilising new audiences for liberty. Cudjoe, one of nine African think tank leaders and Commissioners of “The Zimbabwe Papers” will speak on think tank projects that can yield real increases in economic freedom.
The Forum will close with a dinner on Friday May 26th, where the winners of Atlas Network’s Regional Liberty Awards will be announced.