Ideas empowering Africa

Discover the voices changing the Natural Resource landscape of Africa speaking at AFNIS 2024.

2024 Speakers

Setting a
new standard

Supported by the Federal Government of Nigeria, AFNIS is a leading African forum dedicated to the strategic and collaborative development of the continent’s natural resources and energy sectors.

Over two successful summits, AFNIS has convened presidents, government officials, industry leaders, and investors to tackle critical issues facing Africa’s sustainable development.


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Dr Oladele Alake

Honourable Minister

Ministry of Solid Minerals Development
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

H.E Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


World Health Organization

Adebayo Adelabu

Chief Adebayo Adelabu

Honourable Minister

Ministry of Power
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Heineken Lokpobiri

Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri

Honourable Minister

Ministry of State Petroleum Resources
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Prince Audu

Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu

Honourable Minister

Ministry of Steel Development
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Balarabe Abbas Lawal

Balarabe Abbas Lawal

Honourable Minister

Ministry of Environment
Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Dr Mary Ogbe

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Solid Minerals Development
Federal Republic of Nigeria

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H.E Moses Micheal Engadu


Africa Minerals Strategy Group

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Hajiya Fatima Shinkafi

CEO/Executive Secretary

Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF)


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Segun Lawson

Segun Lawson


Segilola Resources

Osam Iyahen

Osam Iyahen

Senior Director, Natural Resources

Africa Finance Corporation

Babajide O. Senbanjo

Babajide O. Senbanjo


Aurelius Aubrey Ltd

Madhurii Sarkar-Amod

Madhurii Sarkar-Amod

Community Development & Stakeholder Manager

Segilola Resources

Abu-Omar Sadiq-01

Abu-Sadiq Omar

Managing Director

Steron Mining

Ishaq Bolarinwa-01

Ishaq Bolarinwa


Anfani Ltd.

Dr. Innocent Onah-01

Dr Innocent Onah

Chief Natural Resource Officer

African Development Bank

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Eyo O. Ekpo


Excredite Consulting Limited

Teddy Ngu

Dr. Teddy Ngu

Executive Director, Corporate Affairs

GB Foods, Africa

Onyinye Anene-Nzelu-01

Onyinye Anene-Nzelu

Head, Mini Grids

ENGIE Energy Access

Juliet Ukanwosu-01

Juliet Ukanwosu



Faith Nwadishi-01

Faith Nwadishi

Executive Director

Centre for Transparency Accountability

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Ruchi Soni

Program Manager

Sustainable Energy for All

Felicia Dairo

Felicia Dairo

Project Officer


Monday Osasah-01

Monday Osasah

Executive Director

African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development

Previous Summits

A Tradition of excellence

AFNIS is building a new tradition in Africa of leaders coming together to foster and create substantive change in how we promote and utilise our resources.

View the speakers and highlights from our previous summits.

AFNIS 2022

Our inaugural summit (named “NAFNIS”) was the first summit of it’s kind held in Abuja. As the world reopened following the Covid Pandemic, NAFNIS offered the nations of Africa renewed hope for change in our use of natural resources and intra-continental partnerships.

The theme focused on the sustainable development of our resources:

“A Greener Africa”.

AFNIS 2023

The second edition of AFNIS built upon 2022’s proposals and theme of sustainable development of Africa’s resources. In 2023 we discussed the need for a just and equitably transition when moving towards a greener Africa.

Welcomed and supported by the new President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, AFNIS continues to foster a culture of innovation, and consequntial events to move our continent forward.


AFNIS 24’s theme is “Natural Resources for Economic Development” – We will hear from leaders of industry, policy makers and next generation thinkers on how we can sustainably capitalise on Africa’s abundant resources.

If you’d like to be considered to speak at this year’s summit, please complete the form below.

Quick Links

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Complete the form below to register your interest in speaking at AFNIS 2024.