The Symposium will take place over four days and will feature three conceptual event streams: the TDS Core Stream, the E15 Initiative Stream, and the Nairobi Trade and Business Forum (NTBF). The three streams are further broken down into a series of nine issue areas, which will help participants easily prioritise sessions to attend. Careful attention has been paid to ensure that sessions on similar issues are not scheduled in parallel.

Dynamic discussion, debate, and engagement will take place in a variety of formats, including high-level plenaries, panel discussions, roundtables, and private sessions. Formal sessions will be complemented by a variety of networking opportunities, including high-level breakfasts, networking cocktails, new initiative launches, and an awards gala. Partner exhibit booths and a handicraft marketplace featuring local artisans will also be present on-site.