In April, global leaders, students, investors and policy-makers will converge on the London School of Economics and Political Science to share insight on the pertinent theme of African Entrepreneurship.
At a time of deep change for Africa’s development, it has become increasingly important to study the role and impact Africans have in carving out a new role for Africa on the world stage. Pertinent questions are being raised daily such as can entrepreneurship solve Africa’s development problems, and if so, how? What should African governments do to make their economies more entrepreneurial? Does a focus on entrepreneurship make African economies more or less vulnerable to external agendas? What drives entrepreneurship in different contexts?
Indeed each day, people – the architects of change – are grasping modern technologies and creating new rules of the game, building institutions as well as creating solutions to the social and economic problems of the 21st century in some of the world’s most troubled areas.
Thus, there is no better time for LSE to be a part of these discussions. In April, we will be playing host to over 800 distinguished audience members and speakers for the two-day summit from the 4 and 5 of April 2014. A research workshop will be held on 4 April with a business conference taking place the following day. We have confirmed speakers ranging from Heads of State, World Economic Forum global shapers, entrepreneurs, renowned international journalists and executive members of international organisations such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
We hope this inaugural Summit will highlight ways to create new rules of the game and build sustainable institutions while simultaneously providing solutions to the intrinsic socio-economic problems of the 21st century.
What is happening now? The LSE Africa Summit team is looking for enthusiastic LSE students, passionate about African entrepreneurship to join us as volunteers! Those hired will work as part of the organising committee until 4-5 of April 2014 in the following sub-groups:
– Research Conference (3)
– Media and Marketing (1)
– Speakers and Logistics (2)
The roles involve a different number of tasks most of which entail contacting different stakeholders on behalf of the Summit.
Please send applications (short introduction and a CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org