Angola Forum 2017: Economic Diversification, Development and Strengthening Democracy
Andrea E. Ostheimer, Director Department Sub-Saharan Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Carlos Tiago Kandanda, Counsellor to the President, Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola – CASA-CE
Larry English, Chief Executive, Reall
Liliane Mouan, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, Kings College London
Maria da Cruz, President, U.S.- 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
Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
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:
- 30 May 2017: 16:00 – 18:45 (CEST), Berlin
- 1 June 2017: 09:00 – 13:30 (BST), London