LEAPFROG

THE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

3-7
SEPTEMBER
2019

SPIER WINE FARM | STELLENBOSCH | SOUTH AFRICA

LEAPFROG

THE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

3-7
SEPTEMBER
2019

SPIER WINE FARM | STELLENBOSCH | SOUTH AFRICA

AN ANNUAL AFFAIR

THE FESTIVAL

Africa in the World once a year hosts the world’s thinkers and doers, whose ideas and work have the potential to solve large problems facing Africa and the world, and who help us to see the world afresh and coax us away from old dogmas and prejudices. AIW is a festival of human possibilities, and welcomes the world to the African town of Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands. The festival showcases ideas hiding in plain sight across all fields of human endeavor, whether cracking the malaria code, redesigning cities, delivering high quality public education at scale to give a fair shake to the child in Shoshanguve as the child in Singapore, or attempting to hack capitalism to lessen its winners-take-all propensities. This inaugural festival explores ‘leapfrog,’ how to go from 0 to 60 in record time, unshackled by legacy.

THE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

LEAPFROG

This year’s convening explores the idea of ‘leapfrog,’ a platform for accelerators driving us forward at speed and at scale. The four days are structured around conversations, keynotes, deep dives and demonstrations of the art of the possible. The program gives top billing to a handful of key areas, including public education, companies snatching water from the air or using tech to map out new ways of enhancing public safety, delivering public health, revitalizing the commons, better farming, and yes, making government more effective and transparent-- probably Africa’s most significant challenge by far. But the programing also attempts to nourish the mind and spirit, infusing an entire wine farm in Stellenbosch with live music and art, wine tasting (surprise!), fine dining, and long walks at sunrise through vineyards. It does not take delight lightly. Only about 150 people will be invited.

FOUR DAYS OF

Provocations

Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir of Kano

Ami Dror

CEO of LeapLearner

Ory Okolloh

Social activist and Managing Director for Africa, Luminate Group

Saul Singer

Author of Start-Up Nation

Laurie Garrett

Author of The Coming Plague & Global Health Analyst

LOCATION

SPIER WINE FARM

STELLENBOSCH, CAPE TOWN

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