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King's Engaged in Africa 2018: Security and Development

Africa Research Group & African Leadership Centre

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 18:00 - Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 16:00 (GMT)

King's Engaged in Africa 2018: Security and Development

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ARG and ALC

King's Engaged in Africa 2018 
Security and Development


How does academic research and practice at King's College London impact the African continent, and vice versa?

What kinds of collaborative partnerships and community engagements are undertaken by King's researchers and their African counterparts?

What are the emerging research issues that academics are engaging with on the continent, and where does King's play a role?



The Conference

Organised by the Africa Research Group (War Studies, KCL) and the African Leadership Centre (ALC), King’s Engaged in Africa showcases the work of King’s College London researchers actively engaged in and with the African continent, and draws on perspectives from the wider African research community. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Security and Development’ broadly defined.


The conference will begin with an evening reception on 24th January 2018, followed by four thematic panels on 25th January featuring leading King’s researchers and external speakers. The full roster of speakers will be posted shortly. 

How can I attend?

The conference is free and open to everyone, so you don't need to be a King's staff member or student to attend. However, you will need to register here to book your place, and please note that spaces are very limited.

You should only register if you plan to attend on the day. If your plans change, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list can take your place. 

We look forward to welcoming you!


The Programme

Wednesday 24th January - Reception
The Great Hall, King's College London, Strand.

18:00 - 18:15  Welcome by Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin, Vice Principal International and Founding-Director of the African Leadership Centre

18:15 - 18:45  Opening Keynote Speech by Professor Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford  

18:45 - 21:30  Drinks reception & exhibition of select work from the 2014 Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now exhibition, curated by Dr Zoe Norridge, Senior Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature (KCL), and Dr Mark Sealy MBE (Autograph ABP). Originally supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s and the AHRC.



Thursday 25th January - Conference 
The Great Hall, King's College London, Strand.

09:15 - 09:30  Welcome by Professor Abiodun Alao, Chair, King’s Africa Community of Practice, Professor of African Studies

09:30 - 11:00   Panel 1: Emerging Security and Development Issues

11:00 - 11:30   Tea and Coffee

11:30 - 13:00   Panel 2: Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding


13:00 - 14:00   Break for lunch


14:30 - 15:45  Panel 3: Health and Development

15:45 - 17:15  Panel 4: Emerging Economies and Africa

17:15 - 17:30  Closing Remarks by Professor Jack Spence OBE, Department of War Studies and Africa Research Group.



The Panels and Speakers

Panel 1: Emerging Security and Development Issues 


Panel 2: Conflict, Security and Peacebuilding
Chair: Dr Flavia Gasbarri, War Studies & Co-Chair of the Africa Research Group, KCL
Speakers: 

  • Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin, Vice Principal International and Founding-Director of the African Leadership Centre

  • 'A Clear Road Ahead'; Humanitarian Mine Clearance and Peacebuilding
    - Dr Sarah Njeri, Research Associate, KCL

  • Expressions of Justice in post-genocide Rwanda
    - Dr Nicola Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL

  • Dr Solava Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Anglia Ruskin University & Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University. 


Panel 3: Health and Development
Chair: Dr Andy Leather, Director of the King's Centre for Global Health & King's Health Partners
Speakers: 

  • Improving physical health in HIV through targeting mental health 
    - Dr Melanie Abas, Reader in Global Mental Health, Deputy Director of Centre for Global Mental Health

  • The Social Lives of RDTs: What role do point of care diagnostics play in transforming global health?
    - Dr Ann H. Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Global Health & Deputy Director of the MSc in Global Health & Social Justice, KCL

  • KCL Global Mental Health partnerships in Africa: Experiences from PRIME, AFFIRM and Emerald
    Prof Crick Lund, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town & Institute of Psychiatry, KCL (live from Cape Town, South Africa)

  • King’s Global Health Partnerships: strengthening health systems in Somaliland, Sierra Leone and DRC
    Dr Oliver Johnson, King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships, KCL (live from Johannesburg, South Africa) 


Panel 4: Emerging Economies and Africa


**Full details of panelists will be confirmed shortly.

 


Organised by the Africa Research Group and the African Leadership Centrewith support from the School of Security Studies, the Department of War Studies, the African Leadership Centre and King's Worldwide.

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 18:00 - Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 16:00 (GMT)


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