SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

African Development Forum

The SOAS African Development Forum (ADF) is a student-driven platform for championing African development, bringing together leading thinkers in the field to stimulate informed discussion, challenge orthodox narratives, and bridge gaps in understanding between various development stakeholders. Hosted by the University of London’s Centre of African Studies – the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside of the continent – the ADF organises an annual conference on different themes of interest, building on the ideas and expectations of those on the continent, and the contributions of the diaspora. Now in its 7th year, the ADF also runs a recently established blog dedicated to contemporary African affairs, which acts as a permanent space for debate, dialogue and conversation about Africa. 

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