The 2017 forum takes place on 18th March, 2017 at the Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) at SOAS, University of London. Book your free ticket here.
Speakers include Tomi Oladipo – BBC Africa’s security correspondent, Padraig Carmody – author of ‘The New Scramble for Africa’, Betty Makoni – a Zimbabwean gender activist who founded a charity focusing on Zimbabwe’s young sex abuse victims, Rainatou Sow – a Guinean woman who founded ‘Make Every Woman Count’; and many more.
Alongside the conference, we will be hosting an African market featuring flavours and craft from the continent. From contemporary African art to various delicacies, the marketplace will include jewellery, arts, crafts and food; sharing the vibrancy and diversity of African culture with conference attendees and the university.
- 11:00am- 11:10am – Opening address (Mashoood Baderin)
- 11:15am- 12:30pm – Women’s Power Panel (Chair person: Colette Harris, Panelists: Rainatou Sow, Awino Okech, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, Ekaette Ikpe)
- 12:30pm – 13:30pm – Break
- 13:30pm – 14:45pm – Resource Conflicts Panel (Chair person: Julia Strauss, Panelists: Tomi Oladipo, Lily Kuo, Padraig Carmody, Dame Rosalind Marsden)
- 14:45pm – 15:00pm – Break
- 15:00pm – 16:15pm – Climate Change Panel (Chair person: Harold Heubaum, Panelists:Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Professor Yacob Mulugetta, Anna Pueyo, Andrew Scott)
- 16:15pm – 16:30pm – Break
- 16:30pm – 17:30pm – Keynote Speaker (Muzvare Betty Makoni)
- 17:30pm – 18:30pm – Reception (musical performance and drinks in area outside KLT)