Conference on developing a pan-African agenda dealing with global issues

Pan-Africanism has been a compelling vision for the continent for at least a hundred years.

The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa, National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) are pleased to invite you to a conference on ‘’Developing a Pan-African Agenda Dealing with Global Issues’’ on 28 September 2022.

Pan-Africanism has been a compelling vision for the continent for at least a hundred years. As an ideology and movement, it reflects a commitment towards greater collaboration and unity between African countries in tackling the socio-economic issues of the continent.

Despite the apparent independence of African states, and now the 'Africa rising' narrative, African countries remain largely excluded from the global economy. As a result, they are among the poorest in the world and the pan-African objectives of political and economic independence are yet to be fully realised. The advancement of a pan-African agenda is a call to action to reclaim, revive and reassert pan-Africanism in the face of current global challenges such as low GDP growth, inequality, pandemics and climate change.

This conference aims to ensure that pan-Africanism remains relevant and ends the marginalisation of the continent from the global economy. A collective pan-African voice is vital to promoting Africa's agency in addressing global challenges for sustainable development.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Time: 09:30 -16:30
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria

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