8:00 AM – 8:55 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:55 AM – 9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Security Keynote Address*
  • Frederick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Panel I: Strategies to Counter Violent Extremism in Africa
  • Ambassador William Bellamy (Ret.), former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya
  • Lt. General Abdulrahman Dambazau (Ret.), former Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria
  • Stevie Hamilton, Foreign Affairs Officer, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State
  • Margherita Zuin, Political Affairs Officer, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), UNDPKO
  • Darren Kew, Executive Director of the Center of Peace, Democracy and Development, University of Massachusetts- Boston
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
LOCATION: Barnum Auditorium
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Panel II: Infrastructure Development in Africa: Energy
  Security and Other Priorities
  • Randall Spalding-Fecher, Senior Advisor, Carbon and Energy at Carbon Limits
  • Cristina Carmara, Head of Planning, Angolan Government Urban Renewal Office
  • Cauam Cardoso, PhD in International Development, MIT
  • C.N. Desrosiers, Cofounder, Qorax Energy (Somaliland and Kenya)
   Moderator: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean,
   International Business & Finance, The Fletcher School
12:45 PM – 1:30PM
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
AfriTalk- Leveling the Playing Field with          Technopreneurship
  • Okendo Lewis Gayle,Founder,The Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Panel III: Are Commodity Exchanges the Key to Africa’s
  Agricultural Growth?
  • Rakeb Abebe, Founder and CEO, GAWT International Business
  • Ayodeji Balogun, Business and Investment Officer, AFEX Nigeria
  • Dr. Bharat Kulkarni, Director of Stalwart Management Consultancy Services, Dubai
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Coffee Break
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Panel IV: Public Health Challenges and Innovation in
  African Countries
  • Ambassador Leslie Rowe, Acting Special Representative, Office of Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
  • Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Northeastern University
  • Julia Maxwell, ‎Global Programs Manager, Containers 2 Clinics
  • John Pollock, Global Technical Leader for Health Delivery Systems, Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
  Moderator: Mūthoni Ngatia, Assistant Professor of 
  Economics, Tufts University
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Conference Keynote Address*
  • Clare Akamanzi, COO, Rwanda Development Board
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception in Cabot Intercultural Center 7th floor
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Mixer with Harvard School at Sheraton Commander Hotel

* The keynote speeches will be on the record. We kindly ask conference participants to follow Chatham House Rules for panel sessions and the AfriTalk.