A Spotlight on the Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit, Tanzania.

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The Government of Tanzania, in a joint venture with the World Bank, is set to host the monumental Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit. This pivotal event, scheduled for July 25 and 26, 2023, will be held at the esteemed Julius Nyerere International Conference Center (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam. The Summit, officially inaugurated by Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, is themed “Accelerating Africa’s Economic Growth: Boosting Youth Productivity by Improving Learning Skills and Productivity of Youth.” This event is a testament to Tanzania’s commitment to fostering human capital development across Africa.

The Summit will convene Heads of State, Ministers of Finance, and representatives from sectors contributing to human resource development. Distinguished guests from the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the African Union Commission will also be in attendance.

With over 75 percent of Africans being children and youth under the age of 25, the continent boasts a vast workforce with immense potential for development. The Summit aims to harness this potential, facilitating discussions and commitments to invest in human capital, thereby driving sustained economic growth and overall development across African nations. The Summit will be conducted in two main sessions.

On July 25, 2023, sector-specific Ministers will convene to discuss human resource issues. The following day, Heads of State and Government will meet to strategize on improving learning outcomes, enhancing skills development, and boosting youth productivity. The Summit also aims to highlight the crucial role of investing in people as a key driver of productivity and growth. It will emphasize the importance of gender equality in achieving human capital outcomes, recognizing that investing in women, children, and adolescents is key to unlocking their potential and promoting inclusive growth. While Tanzania is at the forefront of this significant Summit, it also acknowledges the opportunities it presents for its citizens, particularly those in the private sector.

The government has created a conducive environment for entrepreneurs and businesspeople to benefit from the influx of delegates from across Africa and beyond. In a bid to promote local businesses, the government plans to establish exhibition booths near the conference areas, showcasing various locally-produced goods. These booths will provide invaluable opportunities for stakeholders to promote and sell their products.

Various sectors, including financial institutions, telecommunications companies, tourism stakeholders, arts and culture organizations, higher education institutions, the health sector, and transportation and communication service providers, will actively participate. The Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit is a significant milestone in Africa’s journey towards realizing its full potential for human capital development.

By prioritizing investments in human capital, African nations can unlock unparalleled opportunities for economic growth, social development, and sustainable prosperity. The Government of Tanzania extends a warm invitation to all participants, looking forward to fruitful discussions, invaluable networking opportunities, and collaborative commitments that will shape the future of Africa’s human capital.


On May 19, Her Excellency President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan launched Tanzania’s hosting of the Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit that will take place on July 25 – 26 in Dar es Salaam. At the launch event, the President along with senior African leaders called on fellow African Heads of State to join together for renewed focus on the urgently needed investments in the continent’s human capital. The event can be watched above.

President Samia made the call at the official launch of the Africa Heads of State Human Capital Summit (HCS) today in Dar es Salaam.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan launched the Africa Human Capital Heads of State Summit, Tanzania.As our countries struggle to weather the unprecedented impacts of overlapping crises over the last few years from the COVID-19 pandemic and now the rising inflation, competing fiscal priorities and tight budgets, it is possible to get consumed by agendas focused on immediate relief from these crises, and lose sight of important investments needed for our human capital which is our greatest asset. I call upon fellow African leaders not to lift the pedal off these critical interventions. Our people are key to unlocking their aspirations and the continent’s economic potential.”

Africa Human Capital Summit Agenda



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