SOAS University of London

SOAS to host African Development Forum on energy and agency

14 March 2017

SOAS’s Centre of African Studies will be hosting the 6th annual African Development Forum, ‘Energy and Agency: Fuelling Africa’s Development’. The conference will host a series of panel discussions on resource conflicts, climate change and women's power on Saturday 18 March 2017.

With over 50 NGOs, Universities and businesses attending, the event will bring together researchers, practitioners and the general public on the field of African development to stimulate thought-provoking discussions which challenge the mainstream discourse. 

Speakers include Tomi Oladipo, BBC Africa’s security correspondent, Dame Rosalind Marsden, former British Ambassador to Sudan and Afghanistan, Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy at UCL and formerly with the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he helped set up the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC),  Dr Chukwumerije Okereke, Professor at the University of Reading, founding Project Director of the Rwandan National Strategy for Climate and Low Carbon Development project, Betty Makoni, a Zimbabwean gender activist, Rainatou Sow is a Guinean woman who founded 'Make Every Woman Count' and many more.

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