Erudite Series on the future of Africa: Governance

Erudite Series on the future of Africa: Governance


Africa’s governance has remained unchanged over the last decade and needs urgent reform supported by economic growth.


Governance is a key driver of sustainable development but Africa’s leaders must be deliberate in their efforts to define, pursue and implement developmental goals. Analysts have argued that there is also a need to focus on three fundamental transitions central to creating an enabling environment to advance governance. The first is a security transition with the means to provide security, and legitimacy; the expansion and extension of government capacity, and finally broader and deeper inclusionary processes that expand participatory democracy and bring about a new social contract.

This seminar is co-hosted by AUDA-NEPAD and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Moderator: Nyiko Khoza, Head of Private Sector Engagement at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

Presenter: Jakkie Cilliers Head, African Futures & Innovation, ISS

Panellist: Chris Maroleng, International Chief Executive Officer at Good Governance Africa

Development partners

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.