Africa Soft Power Summit | May 2024

The Africa Soft Power Summit, the premier convening for Africa’s creative and tech industries, as well as women’s leadership, returns to Kigali, Rwanda from May 28th-31st.* The gathering draws speakers and participants from across Africa and the wider global diaspora with a focus on the future of women’s leadership, creative industries, technology, infrastructure, tourism, sustainability, finance, and more.

Africa Now: Connecting Africa – shaping the global social and economic priorities of our time

The 2024 Africa Soft Power Summit will bring together private and public sector leaders alongside innovators and emerging young leaders to address the trends shaping the continent’s business landscape and provide valuable network and business opportunities; game-changing conversations on the global social and economic priorities of our time – from women’s leadership to artificial intelligence, payments innovation, security, climate change and much more.

The Summit plays a pivotal role in Africa Soft Power’s mission to ensure that the continent defines its role and leadership in these wider global decision-making conversations and policies. It is a convening space for trailblazers in the African space, a call to action for us to play pivotal roles in moving Africa forward together, and a celebration of African culture and accomplishments across industries.

New perspectives are emerging both on the continent and beyond. Acknowledging the continent’s challenges, we recognize that to address local issues and contribute to global problem-solving, we must nurture African thought leadership, knowledge production, and uptake. These fresh perspectives are the catalysts for real change, and our speakers and delegates have consistently delivered.

EXPLORE, ENGAGE AND CONNECT Across 4-days Of High-level Programming:

  • The Remarkable African Women’s (RAW) Leadership Conference
  • The Creative & Innovative Industries Conference
  • The Africa Soft Power Gala and Awards
  • Additionally, there will be masterclasses, roundtables, city tours, and various experiential activities!

*Please note that the programme is subject to change; updates or adjustments will be shared.


New reports indicate that the goal of achieving gender parity by the anticipated 2030 deadline is facing a setback of an additional 64 years. This is a concerning development, particularly in the context of Africa’s development ambitions, as research shows empowering women spurs economic growth.

The RAW Conference holds the distinction of being the continent’s first gathering focused on African women’s leadership – and its vital role in addressing the intersectional issues of our time. Powered by African Women on Board, the event presents a novel perspective on gender discourse – advancing the visibility and perspectives of African women in global discourse and highlighting male-driven insights towards gender equality at large.




All-access pass to the:

Early bird: $1000 (Until Feb.29th)
$1250 (Full price)



2-day pass to the:

Early bird: $550 (Until Feb.29th)
$650 (Full price)



1 evening pass to the:

Early bird: $500 (Until Feb.29th)
$600 (Full price)




We invite you to mark your calendars for an unparalleled experience. More details on our line-up of distinguished speakers, engaging sessions, and other aspects of our programming will follow soon.