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  • “If you are doing something that you really love, it is not work.”- Barclay Paul Okari
  • “What keeps you going [as an entrepreneur] is the need to see your idea come to fruition.”- Kwame Abrokwa
  • “African youth - there will not be the expected growth without your dreams. You need to create your job. In the DNA of Africans, the entrepreneurship gene is there.”- Karl Miville de Chene
  • “Let’s do everything to make sure youth are key stakeholders and are included.”- Michaëlle Jean
  • “Europe needs to do more in Africa so that African students can return to help their countries of origin.”- José Manuel Barroso
  • “The country cannot develop without you. Each of you has the opportunity to reach and accomplish your dreams. The continent of Africa is the continent of the future.”- H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba
  • “Africa’s strong economic growth (5 percent) is thanks to its youth, which will be the main source of production and innovation in the coming years.”- Lionel Zinsou
  • “Talent does not exist everywhere. The only difference between countries is access. Without having access, nothing will happen.”- Garry Kasparov
  • “African women have arrived.”- Isabel dos Santos
  • “There’s a preconceived idea on Africa which is totally obsolete. Africa is now the future.”- Laurent Fabius
  • “Ambition is a key factor in transformation. The will to transform a country has to be accompanied by action”- Hafid Elalami
  • “All the research shows that investing in women is a good investment”- Cherie Blair
  • “The 21st century is the century of Africa.”- Vincente Fox
  • “This Forum is a perfect example of Gabon's engagement as a future-thinking country, searching for innovative solutions to the challenges facing Africa in its economic growth.”- Alassane Ouattara
  • “Africa is now open to all investors. Its leaders are willing to preserve the continent’s resources and willing to engage in a win-win partnership.”- Macky Sall
  • “Together, we want to encourage young women to venture into new frontiers, and learn that they can achieve anything.”- Sylvia Bongo Ondimba
  • “Technology is spurring innovation, and the so-called "demographic dividend" has brought change.”- Nouriel Roubini
  • “We Africans must do business with each other.”- President F.W. de Klerk
  • “We need to have a competitive economy and proper legal environment to create enterprise, which in turn creates jobs.”- Jean-Louis Billon
  • “We need peace for security but we also need justice and accountability.”- Fatou Bensouda
  • “Given technology in tough environments, people will do more with that technology than its engineers could have ever imagined.”- Jared Cohen
  • “You look at Africa the biggest impediment is our not being able to work together. It’s very simple.”- Kola Karim
  • “If you get the politics and the policies right, the economics usually follow.”- Lord Mandelson
  • “The G.D.P. of african countries has been rising swiftly, but we must take into account issues like access to water supply, education, healthcare, infrastructure and employment.”- Olusegun Obasanjo

Videos Sessions

NY Forum Africa 2015

Plenary Session Videos of Day 03 - Sunday, August 30

REPORT BACK: CAN WE FIX IT?
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IS THE AFRICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM BROKEN?
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IN CONVERSATION
LIONEL ZINSOU
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CREATING A LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR A NEW AFRICA
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IN CONVERSATION
Michèle SABBAN
Etienne MASSARD
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BEYOND THE BOOM
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IN CONVERSATION
Dominic BARTON
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AFRICA: THE BRIDGE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
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EGYPT THE FUTURE: THE NEW AFRICAN CHAMPION
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THE LEADERSHIP ROADMAP: THE YEARS AHEAD
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IN CONVERSATION
Joel KATZ
Bob SANTELLI
Larry SIMPSON
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THE YOUTH COMMITMENT
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AFRICAN CITIZENS’ SUMMIT: THE RECOMMENDATIONS
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SPECIAL ADDRESS
Sylvia BONGO ONDIMBA
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CLOSING SPEECHES
Richard Attias
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CLOSING SPEECHES
H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba
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Plenary Session Videos of Day 02 - Saturday, August 29

THE MINISTERS’ SESSION:
Transforming Gabon
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CEO PANEL
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Ivor Ichikowitz
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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
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in conversation with
Jean-Louis Borloo
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POWER TO THE MASSES: AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO ALL
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IN CONVERSATION WITH ÉTIENNE GERNELLE AND ANNICK GIRARDIN
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FUTURE FLASH
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GREEN BUSINESS
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CLIMATE SOUTH INITIATIVE
GREEN STRATEGIES FOR CITIES AND REGIONS
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CLIMATE SOUTH INITIATIVE
FOOD SECURITY AND LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
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EN CONVERSATION
CINA LAWSON
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THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
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FUTURE FLASH: INVENTED AND MADE IN AFRICA: A label for 2015
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REVERSE INNOVATION: AFRICA’S BIG OPPORTUNITY
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Plenary Session Videos of Day 01 - Friday, August 28

OPENING OF THE AFRICAN CITIZENS’ SUMMIT
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GIVE ME A JOB!
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WHAT’S MY ROLE IN SOCIETY?
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FUTURE FLASH
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FROM EDUCATION TO ENTERPRISE: GIVE ME A CHANCE
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OPENING SPEECHES
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HRH The Prince of Wales
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AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE: our continent, our legacy
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ADDRESSES FROM LEADERS
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IN CONVERSATION
José Manuel BARROSO
Lech WALESA
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HOW TO BUILD AN EMERGING ECONOMY
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PRESENTATION OF THE INAUGURAL AFRICAN START-UP AWARD
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