Full Conference Report 2018

Pan Africa ILGA 4th Regional LGBTIQ+ Conference
31st of May to 4th of June 2018
“our pride and love > our grief and fear”

View of one of the plenary sessions, attended by 327 people from 39 African countries and 11 International countries. Credit: PAI Media Team.

The Pan Africa ILGA 4th Regional LGBTIQ+ Conference held in Gaborone, Botswana, 2018 was the largest LGBTIQ+ conference on the African continent.

The Conference, convened by PAI and hosted by Gaborone-based LeGaBiBo (Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana), was attended by 327 delegates from 37 African countries and 17 other countries across the globe.

The Conference provided a safe space to engage, debate, think critically, cry, laugh – and simply enjoy being a part of our vibrant LGBTIQ+ community.

Young LGBTIQ+ activists conversed robustly with older activists, creating very rich intergenerational conversations, on how to take forward the work that has been achieved in the past, and the work that is being done currently.

In spite of the chaos that went along with the Conference, and yes, we have to admit there was chaos, we owned it, we worked through it, and we rose above it!