Protest as a force for change: Africa’s role in global trends
COVID-19 is just one of the drivers of rising public grievances in Africa and across the world.
Date: 22 September 2021
Time: 15.00 – 16.00 (GMT+2)
Venue: Online via Zoom
Public discontent has surged around the world since the global financial crisis of 2008-09. COVID-19 exacerbated grievances and the social fractures that drive unrest. This seminar will discuss findings from the 2021 Perspectives on Global Development report, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The study focuses on the nature and causes of discontent in developing countries, particularly in Africa. It outlines responses that could improve livelihoods, strengthen social cohesion and address the grand challenges societies confront.
This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Chair and speakers
Chairperson: Stellah Kwasi, Researcher, ISS Pretoria
- Alexander Pick, Head of Unit (Acting), New Development Policies & Institutions, OECD Development Centre
- Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures & Innovation and Chairperson, ISS Board of Trustees, ISS Pretoria
Co-hosts: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) DevTalks
Stellah Kwasi, +27 765 56 9805, [email protected]
This seminar is funded by the government of the Netherlands, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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