International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL) – New York 2023

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Theme: Africa-Caribbean Cooperation and Today’s Global Geo-Politics


Uniting Leaders for Trans-Regional Progress and Cooperation



New York, USA – The highly anticipated International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL) is set to convene once again, creating a unique platform for leaders, policymakers, and influencers to shape policy directions and engage in peer-review discussions. Held annually on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the IFAL stands as a global gathering that fosters trans-regional partnerships and bolsters the socio-economic development of Africa and the Caribbean.


Under the theme “Africa-Caribbean Cooperation and Today’s Global Geo-Politics,” the 9TH edition of the event scheduled to take place on September 21, 2023, at New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, USA,   promises to be a catalyst for progressive conversations and cooperative actions. Over the past 8 years, the IFAL has grown to become an indispensable gathering that fosters deep connections between leaders from Africa, the Caribbean nations, policymakers, and private sector pioneers.


Key Highlights of IFAL 2023:


High-Level Plenary Sessions
Thought-Provoking Key note Presentations
In-depth Panel Discussions
Showcasing of Trade and Investment Opportunities across Countries
Engaging Networking Sessions
A Globally Covered International Press Room
Prestigious Presentations of the Caribbean and African Leadership Awards


Expected Participants:


Heads of State and Governments
Heads of relevant Regional and Trans-regional bodies
Senior Government Officials and policy leaders
Leaders of Multi-lateral agencies, Missions, and Civil society
Industry Titans, Key Stakeholders, and Thought Leaders
Prominent Think Tanks, Industry Experts, and International Development Institutions
Esteemed Academics, Researchers, and Research Scholars


Confirmed Attendees for IFAL 2023:


H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana
H.E. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe
H.E. Dr. Benedito Paulo Manuel, Director General, Sociedade Mineira De Catoca Lda
Dr. Anselmo Monteiro, President of the Board of Directors, National Institute of Social Security, Angola
Mr. Dieudonne Kasembo Nyembo, Chairman, GECOTRANS SARL
Mr. Olukayode A. Pitan, Managing Director/CEO, Bank OF industry, Nigeria
Dr. Nabhit Kapur, Founder PeacefulMind Foundation, President, World Leaders for Mental Health
Mr. Everest Okpara, MD/CEO, Everight Diagnostics and Laboratory Services Limited, Nigeria
Dr. Ken Giami, Founder/Chairman, African Leadership Organisation

This year’s IFAL promises to be a landmark event that fosters collaborative solutions, trans-regional growth, and cultural exchanges. The discussions held and partnerships forged during the forum are bound to contribute significantly to the advancement of Africa and the Caribbean on the global stage.


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About International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL):

The IFAL is an annual event organized by African Leadership Magazine, designed to connect leaders, policymakers, and influencers from Africa and the Caribbean. It serves as a platform for meaningful discussions, knowledge sharing, and partnership building to drive socio-economic progress and cooperation

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