Baroness Sandip Verma Engages Global African Partnership Forum with Keynote Address

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom, January 25, 2024

In a significant gathering at the House of Lords in London today, Baroness Sandip Verma, a renowned politician and distinguished member of the UK House of Lords, graced the highly anticipated Global African Partnership Forum. The event, which unfolded from 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., witnessed Baroness Verma contributing her expertise to the forum’s central theme, “Africa: Sustaining the African Renaissance: Collaboration, Innovation, and Partnerships.” Her keynote speech delivered groundbreaking insights, challenging conventional wisdom and fostering inventive thinking across various sectors, ultimately aiming at promoting sustainable development and progress.

Currently serving as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development and Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas, Baroness Verma holds the title Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. Her illustrious career includes chairing the UN Women’s National Committee UK, showcasing extensive involvement in crucial governmental roles such as Government Whip and Spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, International Development, Equalities, and Women’s Issues.

The Global African Partnership Forum stands as a prestigious and influential gathering of global African stakeholders. Meticulously crafted to act as a catalyst for vital partnerships, powerful alliances, and productive relationships that impact the African corporate and political world. Pioneering revolutionary ideas to spur economic growth, innovation, and sustainable development throughout the continent, this exclusive forum brought together visionary leaders, industry experts, investors, and decision-makers.

Other distinguished dignitaries and speakers confirmed to attend the event included Prof. Antonio Andreoni, Professor of Development Economics at SOAS University of London; Mr. Sanjeev K.S. Gopaul, Founder of Credentia Group, Mauritius; Birgitte Anadersan, Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation, University of London; Dr.Obadare Peter Adewale, CEO of Digital Encode Limited, Nigeria; and Mr. Kennedy Mwila, Managing Director, Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone Limited, Zambia, among others.

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