African Leadership Magazine Editor, Kingsley Okeke, has been invited by the Government of Qatar to join other global leaders for the 19th Doha Forum, billed to hold from the 14 – 15 December 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel & Resort, in Doha.

The event which is under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, is held under the theme: ‘Reimagining Governance in a Multipolar World’.

In her announcement, Her Excellency Lolwah Al Khater, Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar, stated that: “We live in a world undergoing massive shifts in power, politics and trade. In the midst of break-throughs in technology, issues of migration, and increasingly complex security challenges, a new format of dialogue is needed to forge a consensus. I look forward to welcoming leaders from around the world to another series of diverse, inclusive and action-oriented conversations.”

The 2019 Forum will tackle key themes including; Trends and Technology; Trade and Investment; Human Capital and Inequality; Security, Cyber Governance, and Defense; International Organizations, Civil Society and Non-State Actors; and Culture and Identity.

Last year’s edition brought together international decision-makers, heads of state, ministers, business executives and advocates to examine policy that can lead the world to a better future. Key speakers included His Highness and President of Ecuador, Lenn Moreno; UN Secretary General, Antnio Gutteres; Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohamed Javad Zarif; Nobel Laureate, Nadia Murad; Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono; President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mara Fernanda Espinosa Garcs; Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor-Viorel Melecanu; and H.E. Wolfgang Ischinger Chairman, Munich Security Conference.

Since the year 2000, Doha Forum has been bringing top policy-makers and diplomats from across the globe under one roof to discuss world’s pressing challenges.

The Forum, according to official website of Doha Forum, is shaping policy in an interconnected world. “During the last few decades, both policy practices and diplomatic discourse have become more dynamic.”

“Doha Forum reaches out to high level policy makers, government leaders, private industry representatives, civil society, and non-governmental organizations with the belief that diversity in thought will enhance how we deal with our collective challenges,” says the official website of Doha Forum.

This edition will also see the launch of the Doha Forum Award, given for the first time in 2019 to an individual or organization that demonstrates outstanding achievements rooted in the core values of Doha Forum—dialogue, diplomacy and diversity. The winner will be announced at Doha Forum this December.