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Plenary Sessions
Plenary I
The UN and Africa: Progress Towards the SDGs

Morne Mostert, Director of the Institute of Future Research, Stellenbosch University

Esther Amankwah, Head of Communications and Board Member, Youth Advocates Ghana
Nabeel Goheer, Assistant Secretary General of The Commonwealth
Carlos Lopes, Professor, the Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town; AU’s High Representative for Partnerships with Europe
Gesie van Deventer,Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch

Plenary II
Crime, Conflict and Development

Math Noortmann, Executive Director, ACUNS

Kwesi Aning, Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director Division for Policy Analysis and Public Information, UNODC
Ai Kihara-Hunt, Associate Professor at the Graduate Program on Human Security

Plenary III
Human Rights and Democracy: Where does Development fit in?

Kurt Mills, Professor, International Relations and Human Rights, University of Dundee

Changrok Soh, Member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee
Sandra Liebenberg, H.F. Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University; Vice-President, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Deprose Muchena, Regional Director, Amnesty International’s Southern Africa Regional Office
Julie Ojiambo, Human Rights, Governance and Democracy Expert