#Rwanda: Oxford Africa Conference speakers include Mutesi Jolly

One of the featured presenters at this year’s Oxford Africa Conference, which will take place from May 24–25 at Rhodes House in Oxford, UK, is Jolly Mutesi, the 2016 Miss Rwanda winner.

Oxford Africa Conference is an Africa-focused event held in Europe that offers a stimulating forum for students and world leaders to participate in thought-provoking conversations on the future of the continent.

After winning the title of Miss Rwanda in 2016, the beauty queen—who also serves as Vice President of Miss East Africa—became well-known and became the first Rwandan to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant.

Mutesi expressed her gratitude for the invitation to enter one of the most prestigious and powerful rooms globally, saying she would do a proper job of representing Rwandans and her followers.

In addition to being thrilled to be presenting on such a platform, I’m also thrilled to listen, pick up knowledge, and create a broad network of elites. “It’s a fantastic chance for me and Rwanda overall,” declared the beauty queen.

This year’s Oxford Africa Conference, with the theme “Charting Africa’s Path Forward: A Journey of Possibilities,” is expected to bring together scholars, professionals, and thought leaders to address important topics influencing the African continent.

The conference has drawn well-known speakers over the years, such as Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Donald Kaberuka, seventh President of the African Development Bank; and President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

All of these individuals have provided priceless insights on the developmental landscape of Africa. Miss Jolly will be speaking at a significant conference for the second time; in 2017, she was asked to speak as a guest at an international forum held in Gabon by UNESCO.

Mutesi is renowned for having started an intergenerational conversation called “Agaciro Kanjye,” which loosely translates to “My dignity,” with the goal of educating the youth about Rwandan traditions and values.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) provided financial support for three of her programs, including the annual campaign.

Among the numerous honors she has received after being awarded Miss Rwanda 2016, she most recently won Best Motivational Speaker of the Year at the Zikomo Awards in Zambia.

Mutesi Jolly invited among the speakers at Oxford Africa Conference. [Courtesy].

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