Honoris Partners with Harvard Business School for the 25th Africa Business Conference 2023
Twenty-four years ago, African students on HBS’s campus saw the need to create a formal organization to highlight and uplift what it means to be African, do business in Africa, and push for African development and prosperity. This need birthed the Africa Business Club (ABC). To achieve these goals, the Club hosts multiple large-scale events throughout the academic year, including the Africa Business Conference.
Today, the Africa Business Conference is the largest conference from HBS and one of the milestones in the calendars of global development and education specialists with a focus on Africa, welcoming business leaders, academics, students and NGOs.
We are proud that Honoris was chosen among highly reputed global organizations to be the Platinum Sponsor for the 2023 silver jubilee of the African Business Conference, with a delegation of staff, faculty, alumni, and students from every corner of our network.
The theme of this year’s event was particularly important to Honoris, ‘Africa Accelerated: Leaps and Bounds into the Next Decade,’ is our opportunity to continue to be driven by our mission of Education for Impact, increasing access to quality education to transform the continent.
The conference took a multi-sector approach to the most pressing issues to accelerate Africa’s development for the next decade: from the green revolution to the opportunities of the creative economy; from the challenges of democratizing energy access to financial inclusion, or sustaining affordable housing for rising populations. Throughout every panel, speaker, debate, and networking opportunity, it was clear that education is paramount to Africa’s development.
As we left the conference feeling inspired by the speakers’ stories, dedication, and unwavering belief in the power of education to transform lives and communities, we look forward to continuing our work to harness the power of education and unlock the enormous potential of our continent’s demographic dividend.