Africa in the Emerging World Order

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Conference Dates: 
Wed, 2018-10-24 - Thu, 2018-10-25

Conference Theme

 

While some countries are moving from the local to the global others are moving from the global to the local. While African states are moving forward towards a federation of African states at the AU, the UK is moving away from the EU and the US is breaking away from NAFTA. Other regions such asAsia, including China and the Arab world, are investing more and more in Africa economically, culturally as well as politically.

 

At a global level pressing concerns are focussed around the SDGs and the Financing of Development processes while continentally the focus has been on infrastructure and domestically in Kenya the current government is looking at the big 4:. Regionally, AU Vision 2063, EAC Vision 2040 and the visions prepared by different African countries, including those that are member states of the EAC, all of which are all plans for the development of the African continent and its constituent states. Challenges of governance in a globalising world form different concerns for different individuals, communities, nations regions and continents.

 

Placing Kenya or any other nation at the right spot becomes a challenge in this shifting and emerging world order. Current national priorities include discussions on the education challenges, infrastructure, corruption, food security as well as their financing while protecting culture and traditions.

 

Sub-themes

The proposed three day conference will cover the following sub-themes, but not limited to these themes:[p1] 

 

  1. Place of Africa in the  emerging world order
  2. African’s changing relations with the global superpowers
  3. African Identity and pan-Africanism in the emerging world order
  4. The scramble for Africa’s natural resources in the emerging  world order
  5. African perspectives on gender  issues in the emerging world order
  6. Globalization, social, economic and political changes in Africa
  7. Case studies on the ramifications of the emerging world order on African countries
  8. African responses to the emerging world order
  9. African unity and the role of African Union
  10. Africa’s regional relations in the  emerging world order
  11. Africa and international trade policy

 

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