About the Event

The Eisenhower Fellowships Program (https://www.efworld.org) was started in 1953 in honor of Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States of America.

Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) exists to inspire leaders around the world to challenge themselves to think beyond their current scope, to engage others, including those outside of their current networks, and to leverage their own talents to better the world around them.

Wider engagement, heightened creativity & collaboration have widely been stated as the enablers to preparedness for inclusive global socioeconomic growth in this fast changing technology driven era.

This year's theme, The Future of Africa’s Global Integration, will unpack the opportunities, challenges & solutions that will foster the exchange of ideas, people, goods & services that will contribute to the new social compact between citizens and leaders for the public good.

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The Eisenhower Fellows, together with government representatives, business leaders, academics, scientists, journalists and the youth, will drive discussions & debate focused on:

  • Fostering new partnerships aimed at creating new programs & policies required to promote a just, peaceful and prosperous world that reverses rising inequality

  • New frameworks for national, regional, continental & global cooperation to drive inclusive economic growth...

The areas of focus will be:

  • The Future of Trade

  • The Future of Work

  • Technology & Innovation

  • Governance


Active participation of all delegates and action oriented dialogue will focus on leading all to a consensus on:

  • Innovative ways to reframe education systems & skills development to prepare youth for the Future of Work

  • Programs & partnerships aimed at closing the digital divide for a globally inclusive socioeconomic development agenda

  • How to foster Intra African trade in the context of Globalization 4.0...

  • Solutions for gaps in existing and upcoming policies that will accelerate free movement of ideas, people, goods & services

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Day 1 June 14, 2019 Kigali Convention Center
Day 2 June 15, 2019 Kigali Convention Center
Day 3 June 16, 2019 Discover Rwanda Day
09:00 - 10:00

Arrival of delegates

Guests are requested to be seated by 9.15

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

  • The Future of Africa’s Global Integration: A short film from EF Africa Fellows

  • Welcome remarks from EF Africa Fellow

  • Opening remarks from Eisenhower Fellows President

  • Keynote speech from the Guest of Honour

10:30 - 11:00

Spotlight conversation with Guest of Honour

What should globalization & opportunities for the next generation look like 20 years from now?

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

  • Future of Work Hub presentation

  • Technology Hub presentation

  • Trade Hub presentation

  • Governance Hub presentation

11:30 - 12:45

Dialogue seminar

Integration in a global innovation driven economy. How do we keep up?

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15

Dialogue seminar

The Future of Work – What is it and how do we ensure global inclusiveness?

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

  • Future of Work Hub presentation

  • Technology Hub presentation

  • Trade Hub presentation

  • Governance Hub presentation

15:45 - 17:00

Dialogue Seminar

The Digital Divide: The frameworks of a public / private sector partnership

17:00 - 19:00

Welcome cocktail