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Welcome to Afrika Mashariki Fest – Pan African Youth Forum, 2017

Empowering a Generation to Change the African Narrative

Pan African Youth Forum

by Afrika Mashariki Fest

Kampala Uganda

16 & 17 October 2017

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One single day can lead to an unforgettable journey. It can open up a world of possibilities, inspire development and create unique opportunities. 

For Afrika Mashariki Fest, everything started as a movement of young people fours years ago, right here in Kampala. For the first time, we’re presenting the best of our regional leaders live during a one-day forum, offering you the chance to learn . 
The Pan African Youth Forum is Afrika Mashariki Fest’s first advocacy, open and regional event for EAC regional partners. Our carefully selected leaders will be there to give you an insight into the future of East Africa, as well as share the African vision through interactive workshops and talks – all set in the city of Kampala. 

On behalf of our President & CEO – Ronex Tendo Kisembo, we invite you to join us on this important event.

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We’re excited to bring a variety of inspiring speakers to this Afrika Mashariki Fest Pan African Youth Forum, 2017.

H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni 

President of Republic of Uganda

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is the President of the Republic of Uganda and a Pan African. He is a Champion of the East African Community (EAC) Integration and a top African Union enthusiast. He brings vast experience and profound influence on matters of Pan Africanism and Regional Integration. He will discuss the core values of Pan Africanism. 

Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

Law Professor and Advocate

Popularly renowned as PLO Lumumba is a Law Professor and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is the Director/Chief Executive Officer & Secretary Kenya School of Law Board. He will address the need for Mind-Set Change among the African young generation.

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Former Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Former Chairperson of the African Union Commission. She was the first woman to hold the office of AU Commission Chair in the past 50 years. She comes to address the AU Dream in pursuit of Vision 2063- Is the dream realistic?

Hon. Deng Alor Kuol

Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Sudan

Hon. Kuol is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Republic of South Sudan. A former Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan, Minister of Regional Cooperation for the Automous Government of Southern Sudan. In the Republic of Sudan, Hon. Kuol served as minister of Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs. A member of SPLM, Hon Kuol will focus on the South Sudan Conflict- What exactly is the problem and what are the practical solutions for sustainable peace and stability in South Sudan?

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha

He is the Executive Director of Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) – one of the leading public policy research think tanks in Eastern and Southern Africa Sub Region. He is a Lecturer of peace and conflict studies at Makerere University.  Dr. Bainomugisha comes to address the “Role of Peace and Security in the Pursuit of EAC integration and a United Africa”.

Prof. Mwambutsya Ndebesa

Prof. History Department, Makerere University

A Professor of History at the History Department at Makerere University. A renowned commentator on matters of democratic governance and rule of law. He offers the need for ideological orientation amongst the African Young Generation.

Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga

Executive Director of NGO Forum

Richard is the Executive Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum. He is a Policy Anthropologist whose work spans several fields, including qualitative and participatory poverty research that informed Uganda’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers from 2000 to 2008. He is also currently the Presiding Officer of the African Union Economic Social Council.

His focus will be on the Impact of Civil Society Organizations in pursing an Integrated EAC/AU.

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

Who is the Pan African Youth Forum For?

As Afrika Mashariki Fest, we’re inviting the young generation from all over the EAC Partner states and Africa as a whole to join us for two days of inspiring collaborative discussions, sharing and connecting with each other.

The following young generation can attend:

  • Lawyers and the Law Society

  • Accountants

  • Academicians

  • Student Leaders especially the those at the guild governance
  • Teachers

  • Leaders

  • The Police

  • Corporate Community

  • The Religious Council and community

  • banking Sector

  • Embassies in Uganda

  • Private Sector 

  • And you

What can you Expect at the Forum?

You’ll get the chance to share thoughts with members of our Regional Leaders and experts. You’ll learn about EAC Integration through insightful keynote speeches and interactive workshops.

You’ll also be able to interact with fellow colleagues from EAC partner states, share your thoughts and experiences and gain new perspectives on current regional issues.


08:00am – 10:00am            Arrivals/Registration/Breakfast


10:00am – 10:10am            Anthems (Uganda/EA)/Prayer

10:10am – 10:25am            Welcome Remarks by AMF Group CEO

10:25am – 10:40am            AMF Documentary

10:40am – 11:00am            Introductory Remarks/Keynote Address

11:00am – 11:30am            1st Speaker – Dr. N. Dlamini Zuma

11:30am – 12:00pm           2nd Speaker – Hon. Deng Alor

12:00pm – 12:30pm           3rd Speaker – Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha

12:30pm – 01:00pm           Question & Answer Session

01:00pm – 02:00pm           Lunch Break


02:00pm – 02:30pm           4th Speaker – Prof. PLO Lumumba

02:30pm – 03:00pm           5th Speaker – Prof. M. Ndebesa

03:00pm – 03:30pm           6th Speaker – Mr. Richard Sewakiryanga

03:30pm – 04:00pm           Question & Answer Session

04:00pm – 04:30pm           Launch of AMF 2nd Edition Magazine and EAC Integration Purse

04:30pm – 05:00pm           Closing Ceremony (Anthems in reverse order & photo-shoots)


Get your spot at the Afrika Mashariki Fest Pan African Youth Forum today.

  • Early Bird Registration: 250,000 UGX
  • Last Minute Registration: 350,000 UGX

Ticket Prices Include:

  • Entry to the Forum
  • Plenary sessions
  • Access to session and talks with guest speakers
  • Networking breakfast and lunch
  • Farewell cocktail event on 18th October, 2017

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How to get there?

Contact Information

Email: info@afrikamasharikifest.com

Direct contact number: +256772963625


We look forward to seeing you in Kampala!