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Emerging Leaders Agenda 2016






Emerging Leaders Program
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco
December 12 – 16, 2016


Draft Agenda

All Session topics, titles, times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

Monday, December 12

17:00 – 17:30 Registration

Location: Radisson Blu Lobby

17:30 – 18:00  Welcome and AD Connect introduction

Location: Radisson Blu Lila Bar

18:00 – 20:00 Town Hall Meeting: Exchanging Ideas, Experiences and Common Challenges

Location: Radisson Blu Lila Bar

20:00 – 21:30 Opening Dinner and Welcome Address

Location: Lotus Privilege Restaurant

  • Speakers:
  • Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center

21:30- 22:30 Evening Conversation: Navigating Through People, Networks and Society

Location: Lotus Privilege Restaurant

  • Speaker: Reta Jo Lewis, Director of Congressional Affairs and a Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Moderator: Danielle Piatkiewicz, Program Coordinator, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Draft Agenda

All Session topics, titles, times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

Tuesday, December 13

10:00 – 11:00 Bus Transfer to Ben Guerir

Location: Radisson Blu Lobby

11:00 – 12:00 Ben Guerir: Ecosystems at the Heart of Innovation, Growth and Development

Location: University Mohamed VI Polytechnic (UM6P)

  • Impacting Generations from the Early Stages of Personal Growth
  • Speaker: Abdellatif Charafi, Director, Africa Business School

12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch with University Polytechnic Mohamed VI PhD. Students and Senior Staff

Location: University Restaurant

13:30 – 17:30 Workshops:

Location: Student Library

  • Speaker: Adnan Kifayat, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

15:00 15:30 Coffee Break

Location: Student Lounge

  • Speaker: Ade Mabogunje, Associate Director, Stanford University Center for Design Research

17:30 – 18:30 Transfer from Ben Guerir to hotel

18:30 – 19:30 Exploring the South Atlantic’s Potential: Climbing the Global Economic Ladder

Location: Radisson Blu Foyer

  • Speaker: Alfredo Valladao, Professor, Sciences Po Paris and Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center

20:00 – 21:30 Networking Dinner

Location: Radisson Blu Restaurant

21:30-22:30 Evening Conversation: Thinking through the Unthinkable

Location: Radisson Blu Foyer

  • Speaker: Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster

Draft Agenda

All Session topics, titles, times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, December 14

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast Conversation: Narrating Career Paths: Lessons from Journalistic Storytelling

Location: Radisson Blu Breakfast Lounge

  • Speaker: Richard Lui, Broadcaster, MSNBC/NBC News
  • Moderator: Kelsey Glover, Public Relations Manager, GMF

09:30 – 10:30 Bridging the Generational Divide featuring Emerging Leaders Alumni

Location: Radisson Blu Ras El Hanut Room

  • Speakers:
    • Fatim-Zahra Biaz, General Manager, New Work Lab Casablanca (EL 2013)
    • Raphael Camargo, RGC Consulting, Founder (EL 2015)
    • Stacey Links, South African Doctoral Researcher at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands (EL 2013)
    • Eliot Pence, Director, Africa, McLarty Associates (EL 2015)
    • Landry Signé, Senior Fellow, OCP Policy Center and Chairman, the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, Stanford University Center for African Studies (EL 2013)
  • Moderator: Nisrine Ouazzani, Program Officer, OCP Policy Center

10:30 – 11:00 Transfer to Mamounia Hotel

11:00 – 12:00 The Role of a New Generation: Leadership and Governance across the Atlantic

  • Speaker:  Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Leader, AgangSA
  • Moderator: Lilia Rizk, Program Officer, OCP Policy Center

Transfer to the Atlantic Dialogues 


Draft Agenda

All Session topics, titles, times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, December 15
The Atlantic Dialogues

Location: La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco


Draft Agenda

All Session topics, titles, times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

Friday, December 16
The Atlantic Dialogues

Location: La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco