Delegates to ALAMAU 2020 will be aspiring ambassadors and diplomatic leaders drawn from several countries within and outside Africa, united by a burning passion to play a role in the continent’s transformation. Therefore, it is important to create an opportunity for Africa’s future diplomatic leaders to interact with and learn from some of the current diplomats who have worked for several years representing their countries within and outside Africa.
With several ambassadors and diplomats based in South Africa, the ALAMAU 2020 Diplomatic Reception and Roundtable will bring these experts together for a cocktail reception and a discussion panel to give the delegates the opportunity to network with the diplomats and gain insights into the daily complexities of international representation and pan-African cooperation. Delegates will also be able to ask critical questions and about current issues regarding African development and seek advice on pursuing careers in diplomacy.
Past participants at the Diplomatic Reception and Roundtable include Her Excellency, Ms Barbara Nekesa Oundo, High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to South Africa, His Excellency, Mr George Ayisi Boateng, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to South Africa Ambassador Reuben Brigety, former United States Ambassador to the African Union, as well as other diplomats from Zimbabwe, Mauritius and Somalia.