GIGA event: Africa’s long-term development potential in different global futures
The GIGA Speaker Series on African Affairs aims to paint a nuanced picture of sub-Saharan Africa by discussing political and socio-economic developments on a regular basis.
Date: 01 November 2022
Time: 10h00 – 11h00
Venue: Online via GIGA
On the current trajectory, the gap between Africa and the rest of the world is likely to stagnate or increase ranging from measures of life-expectancy to average income. Four recent shocks, including the current war in Ukraine, have accelerated this trend. The African Futures & Innovation (AFI) programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has modelled Africa’s long-term development potential across various sectors. This seminar will present a new report which examines the ‘development ceiling’ that the global context places on Africa in four global scenarios.
Hosted by GIGA Institute for African Affairs in cooperation with the GIGA Research Programme – Peace and Security.
Moderation: Prof Dr Matthias Basedau, Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs
Speaker: Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures & Innovation, ISS Pretoria
Image: © iStock.com/Olena Lishchyshyna
The ISS is 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 Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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