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Angola Forum 2017: Economic Diversification, Development and Strengthening Democracy

30 May 2017 - 4:00pm to 1 June 2017 - 1:45pm

30 May 2017: 16:00 – 18:45 (CEST), Berlin
1 June 2017: 09:00 – 13:45 (BST), London 


Andrea E. Ostheimer, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Department, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
Carlos Tiago Kandanda, Senior Adviser to the President, Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola (CASA-CE)
Diogo José Paulo Cristiano, Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim, Embassy of the Republic of Angola to the UK
José Octávio Serra Van-Dúnem, Director of Law, Economic and Social Centre of Studies (CEJES), Agostinho Neto University
Larry English, Chief Executive, Real Equity for All (Reall)
Liliane Mouan, Programme Assistant and Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London (KCL)
Maria da Cruz, President, US- Angola Chamber of Commerce
Raúl Manuel Danda, Vice President, União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)
Ricardina Pederneira, Author, Do Business in Angola
Sidonia Lucia Kula, School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Søren Kirk Jensen, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Tony Dykes, Director, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)
Victor Lopes, Senior Economist, Standard Chartered Bank

Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Rt Hon Lord Boateng, House of Lords



Angola became over-dependent on oil to fund its post-conflict growth. Low oil prices have encouraged Angolan officials to seek strategies for better economic diversification, improved revenue and fiscal regulatory management and a more business friendly investor climate. Economic diversification is at the forefront of national debate as Angola heads towards elections in August 2017. 
The Angola Forum 2017 will bring together government, opposition, civil society and businesses to examine Angola’s economic and political future post-election. The relationship between the state and its citizens and how Angola’s institutions can be strengthened and become more accountable and effective will be debated. 
This conference is hosted in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). 

Please note, this event will be taking place on two dates at different locations: