Aswan Forum :: List of Speakers
Speakers and High Level Participants

President, Arab Republic of Egypt
 

H.E. Abdelfattah el-Sisi
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

President, Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Paul Kagame
(Republic of Rwanda)

President, Gabonese Republic

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba
(Republic of Gabon )

President, Republic of South Sudan

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit
(Republic of South Sudan)

President, Republic of Senegal
 

H.E. Macky Sall
(Republic of Senegal)

President, Burkina Faso

H.E. Roch Marc C. Kabore
(Republic of Burkina Faso )

President, Republic of Zimbabwe

H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa
(Republic of Zimbabwe)

President, Republic of Madagascar

H.E. Andry Rajoelina
(Republic of Madagascar)

President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Umaro Sissoco Embalo
(Republic of Guinea-Bissau)

President, Republic of Burundi

H.E. Évariste Ndayishimiye
(Republic of Burundi)

Secretary General, United Nations 
 

H.E. António Guterres
(Republic of Portugal)

Chairperson, African Union Commission
 

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat
(Republic of Chad)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt & Chairman, International Advisory Board
 

H.E. Sameh Shoukry
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

President, African Development Bank Group

H.E. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

ASG, Special Advisor to the Administrator, UNDP
Member of the International Advisory Board

H.E. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
(Republic of Senegal)

Senior Vice President, World Bank Group 
 

Dr. Mahmoud Mohie El Din
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa, African Union Commission
Member of the International Advisory Board

H.E. Ramtane Lamamra
(People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Hala Helmy El Said
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission 
 

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

President, National Council for Women, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Maya Morsy
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Deputy Minister for African Affairs and Head of the Aswan Forum Steering Committee, Government of Egypt

H.E. Hamdi Loza
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

 Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, UN

H.E. Jean-Pierre Lacroix
(Republic of France )

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations

H.E. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco
(Republic of Argentina)

Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, United Nations

H.E. Alexander Zouev
(Russian Federation)

Executive Director at the Assistant Secretary-General level, UNCTED

Mrs. Michele Coninsx
(Kingdom of Belgium)

Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR

H.E. George William Okoth-Obbo
(Republic of Uganda)

Director, Division for Operations, UNODC

H.E. Miwa Kato
(Japan)

Special Envoy, Women Peace and Security, African Union Commission

H.E. Bineta Diop
(Republic of Senegal)

CEO, EFG Hermes Foundation, Head of CSR

Ms. Hanaa Helmy
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

United States of America

Mrs. Deborah Wetzel
(United States of America)

Director, Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. John Nkengasong
(Republic of Cameroon)

Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies

Mr. Fonteh Akum
(Republic of Cameroon )

Executive Director, Neem Foundation

Dr. Fatima Akilu
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Panel Coordinator, Democratic Republic of the Congo chairmanship of the African Union for 2021

Prof. Alphonse Ntumba Luaba
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)

CEO, African Peer Review Mechanism

Prof. Eddy Maloka
(Republic of South Africa)

Head of Public Policy, Sub Saharan Africa, Twitter

Mr. Emmanuel Lubanzadio
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Regional Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa

H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Director General, International Organization for Migration

Mr. António Vitorino
(Republic of Portugal)

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Republic of South Sudan

H.E. Peter Mayen Majongdit
(Republic of South Sudan)

African Union Permanent Representative to DRC, African Union

Dr. Michelle Ndiaye-Ntab
(Republic of Senegal )

Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations

H.E. Mohamed Edrees
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Commissioner for Peace, Security and Political Affairs, African Union Commission

H.E. Bankole Adeoye
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Head of Culture Division, African Union

Mrs. Angela Martins
(-)

State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Mrs. Janine Alm Ericson
(Kingdom of Sweden)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government of South Sudan

H.E. Beatrice Khamisa Wani
(Republic of South Sudan)

Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, African Union Commission

H.E. Wamkele Mene
(Republic of South Africa)

Deputy-Director General, World Trade Organization

H.E. Alan Wolff
(United States of America)

Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

H.E. Albert Muchanga
(Republic of Zambia)

Member, Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Chair of the Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change and Coordinator of Youth and Environment

Mrs. Nisreen El Saim
(Republic of the Sudan)

 Lead Social Development Specialist in the Africa and Europe and Central Asia Regions, World Bank Group

Mr. Nicolas Perrin
(United States of America)

Director for Political Affairs, African Union Commission

Mr. Khabele Matlosa
(Kingdom of Lesotho)

Director General of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding, Executive Director of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development

H.E. Ahmed Abdel-Latif
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Member, UNSG 6th Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Board

H.E. Liberata Mulamula
(United Republic of Tanzania)

SRSG in CAR, Head of MINUSCA

H.E. Mankeur Ndiaye
(Republic of Senegal )

Director of Operations and Emergencies, International Organization for Migration

Mr. Jeffrey Labovitz
(Swiss Confederation)

Senior Official, UNDP

Mr. Stan Nkwain
(Republic of Cameroon)

Director General, World Health Organisation

Dr. Tedros Adhanom
(Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Democratic Republic of Congo

H.E. Marie Tumba Nzeza
(Democratic Republic of the Congo )

Special Adviser on Africa, UN
 

Mrs. Cristina Duarte
(republic of Cape Verde)

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

H.E. Washio Eiichiro
(Japan)

Prime Minister, Burkina Faso

H.E. Christophe Joseph Marie Dabirée
(Republic of Burkina Faso)

Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

H.E. Ghada Waly
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Acting Director, Peace and Security Department, AU

Mrs. Fiona Lortan
(Republic of South Africa)

Founder and CEO, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

Ms. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza
(Republic of the Philippines)

Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations

H.E. Rosemary A. DiCarlo
(United States of America)

Board Chairman, National Peace Council, Republic of Ghana

Rev. Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi
(Republic of Ghana)

Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

H.E. Amr Talaat
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Assistant Director-General, African Department, UNESCO

Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Minister of Culture, Arab Republic of Egypt

Dr. Ines Abdel-Dayem
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, African Development Bank

H.E. Solomon Quaynor
(United States of America)

Chief Executive Officer, Nazaru LLC.

Mrs. Toyin Umesiri
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Director General, East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mrs. Nnenna Nwabufo
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Regional Director, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mr. Mohamed Abdiker
(Republic of Kenya)

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action & Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team, United Nations

Mr. Selwin Hart
(Barbados)

COP26 Regional Ambassador for Africa, United Kingdom

Sir Nicholas Kay
(United Kingdom)

Director General, Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Somalia

Mr. Ahmed Yusuf
(Federal Republic of Somalia)

Coordinator for the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience of Boko Haram-affected areas of the Lake Chad Basin, African Union Commission

Dr. Philip Attuquayefio
(Republic of Ghana)

Senior Researcher and Director of Climate Change and Risk Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Dr. Florian Krampe
(Federal Republic of Germany)

Executive Secretary, G5 Sahel
 

Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou
(Republic of Niger)

H.E. Abdelfattah el-Sisi
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

President, Arab Republic of Egypt
 

H.E. Paul Kagame
(Republic of Rwanda)

President, Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba
(Republic of Gabon )

President, Gabonese Republic

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit
(Republic of South Sudan)

President, Republic of South Sudan

H.E. Macky Sall
(Republic of Senegal)

President, Republic of Senegal
 

H.E. Roch Marc C. Kabore
(Republic of Burkina Faso )

President, Burkina Faso

H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa
(Republic of Zimbabwe)

President, Republic of Zimbabwe

H.E. Andry Rajoelina
(Republic of Madagascar)

President, Republic of Madagascar

H.E. Umaro Sissoco Embalo
(Republic of Guinea-Bissau)

President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Évariste Ndayishimiye
(Republic of Burundi)

President, Republic of Burundi

H.E. António Guterres
(Republic of Portugal)

Secretary General, United Nations 
 

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat
(Republic of Chad)

Chairperson, African Union Commission
 

H.E. Sameh Shoukry
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt & Chairman, International Advisory Board
 

H.E. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

President, African Development Bank Group

H.E. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
(Republic of Senegal)

ASG, Special Advisor to the Administrator, UNDP
Member of the International Advisory Board

Dr. Mahmoud Mohie El Din
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Senior Vice President, World Bank Group 
 

H.E. Ramtane Lamamra
(People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)

High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa, African Union Commission
Member of the International Advisory Board

H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria

H.E. Hala Helmy El Said
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Amani Abou-Zeid
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission 
 

H.E. Maya Morsy
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

President, National Council for Women, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Hamdi Loza
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Deputy Minister for African Affairs and Head of the Aswan Forum Steering Committee, Government of Egypt

H.E. Jean-Pierre Lacroix
(Republic of France )

 Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, UN

H.E. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco
(Republic of Argentina)

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, United Nations

H.E. Alexander Zouev
(Russian Federation)

Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, United Nations

Mrs. Michele Coninsx
(Kingdom of Belgium)

Executive Director at the Assistant Secretary-General level, UNCTED

H.E. George William Okoth-Obbo
(Republic of Uganda)

Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR

H.E. Miwa Kato
(Japan)

Director, Division for Operations, UNODC

H.E. Bineta Diop
(Republic of Senegal)

Special Envoy, Women Peace and Security, African Union Commission

Ms. Hanaa Helmy
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

CEO, EFG Hermes Foundation, Head of CSR

Mrs. Deborah Wetzel
(United States of America)

United States of America

Dr. John Nkengasong
(Republic of Cameroon)

Director, Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Mr. Fonteh Akum
(Republic of Cameroon )

Executive Director, Institute for Security Studies

Dr. Fatima Akilu
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Executive Director, Neem Foundation

Prof. Alphonse Ntumba Luaba
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Panel Coordinator, Democratic Republic of the Congo chairmanship of the African Union for 2021

Prof. Eddy Maloka
(Republic of South Africa)

CEO, African Peer Review Mechanism

Mr. Emmanuel Lubanzadio
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Head of Public Policy, Sub Saharan Africa, Twitter

H.E. Ahunna Eziakonwa
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Regional Director and Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa

Mr. António Vitorino
(Republic of Portugal)

Director General, International Organization for Migration

H.E. Peter Mayen Majongdit
(Republic of South Sudan)

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Republic of South Sudan

Dr. Michelle Ndiaye-Ntab
(Republic of Senegal )

African Union Permanent Representative to DRC, African Union

H.E. Mohamed Edrees
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations

H.E. Bankole Adeoye
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Commissioner for Peace, Security and Political Affairs, African Union Commission

Mrs. Angela Martins
(-)

Head of Culture Division, African Union

Mrs. Janine Alm Ericson
(Kingdom of Sweden)

State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

H.E. Beatrice Khamisa Wani
(Republic of South Sudan)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Government of South Sudan

H.E. Wamkele Mene
(Republic of South Africa)

Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, African Union Commission

H.E. Alan Wolff
(United States of America)

Deputy-Director General, World Trade Organization

H.E. Albert Muchanga
(Republic of Zambia)

Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

Mrs. Nisreen El Saim
(Republic of the Sudan)

Member, Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Chair of the Sudan Youth Organization on Climate Change and Coordinator of Youth and Environment

Mr. Nicolas Perrin
(United States of America)

 Lead Social Development Specialist in the Africa and Europe and Central Asia Regions, World Bank Group

Mr. Khabele Matlosa
(Kingdom of Lesotho)

Director for Political Affairs, African Union Commission

H.E. Ahmed Abdel-Latif
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Director General of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping & Peacebuilding, Executive Director of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development

H.E. Liberata Mulamula
(United Republic of Tanzania)

Member, UNSG 6th Peacebuilding Fund Advisory Board

H.E. Mankeur Ndiaye
(Republic of Senegal )

SRSG in CAR, Head of MINUSCA

Mr. Jeffrey Labovitz
(Swiss Confederation)

Director of Operations and Emergencies, International Organization for Migration

Mr. Stan Nkwain
(Republic of Cameroon)

Senior Official, UNDP

Dr. Tedros Adhanom
(Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

Director General, World Health Organisation

H.E. Marie Tumba Nzeza
(Democratic Republic of the Congo )

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Democratic Republic of Congo

Mrs. Cristina Duarte
(republic of Cape Verde)

Special Adviser on Africa, UN
 

H.E. Washio Eiichiro
(Japan)

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

H.E. Christophe Joseph Marie Dabirée
(Republic of Burkina Faso)

Prime Minister, Burkina Faso

H.E. Ghada Waly
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Mrs. Fiona Lortan
(Republic of South Africa)

Acting Director, Peace and Security Department, AU

Ms. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza
(Republic of the Philippines)

Founder and CEO, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

H.E. Rosemary A. DiCarlo
(United States of America)

Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations

Rev. Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi
(Republic of Ghana)

Board Chairman, National Peace Council, Republic of Ghana

H.E. Amr Talaat
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko
(Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Assistant Director-General, African Department, UNESCO

Dr. Ines Abdel-Dayem
(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Minister of Culture, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Solomon Quaynor
(United States of America)

Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, African Development Bank

Mrs. Toyin Umesiri
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Chief Executive Officer, Nazaru LLC.

Mrs. Nnenna Nwabufo
(Federal Republic of Nigeria)

Director General, East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mr. Mohamed Abdiker
(Republic of Kenya)

Regional Director, Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Mr. Selwin Hart
(Barbados)

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action & Assistant Secretary-General of the Climate Action Team, United Nations

Sir Nicholas Kay
(United Kingdom)

COP26 Regional Ambassador for Africa, United Kingdom

Mr. Ahmed Yusuf
(Federal Republic of Somalia)

Director General, Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Somalia

Dr. Philip Attuquayefio
(Republic of Ghana)

Coordinator for the Regional Strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery and Resilience of Boko Haram-affected areas of the Lake Chad Basin, African Union Commission

Dr. Florian Krampe
(Federal Republic of Germany)

Senior Researcher and Director of Climate Change and Risk Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou
(Republic of Niger)

Executive Secretary, G5 Sahel
 
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