Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State is expected to host about 3,000 delegates from 25 countries across the continents at the Kuramo Conference 2010 scheduled to hold between November 2 and 4.
The Kuramo Conference, an initiative of the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the private sector, was instituted as a platform for capturing firm recommendations on the efficacy of current development related laws as well as proposing alternative options.
The conference which has been designed to explore emerging concepts and practices in law and development will be preceded by plenary speeches by world’s renowned multi-disciplinary experts.
The first plenary speech entitled Strategic Drivers for Socioeconomic Transformation–The Next 50 Years, will be delivered by Mrs. Mary Robinson, President, International Jurists Commission and first female president, The Republic of Ireland. She has over the years created a niche for herself in the area of economic development and was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour by the United States President, Barack Obama.
It has also been confirmed that US respected leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson, will deliver another plenary speech on Urban Citizenship – Rights and Obligations. Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is one of America’s foremost political figures will at the conference, challenge Nigerians to establish just and humane priorities in order to achieve national growth.
The last plenary speech was entitled, Developing Economies: Rethinking the Present, Shaping the Future will be delivered by the Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng (Baron Boateng of Akyem Wembley), a Barrister of Grays Inn.