The Kampala Geopolitics Conference is an academic public event discussing current geopolitical trends and hot topics. Initiated in 2018 by the Embassy of France to Uganda, the concept of the Geopolitics Conference is based on the initiative of IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques) which organises in Nantes, France, on a yearly basis a global conference to debate major contemporary international relations issues.

After three successful years, the conference has become a regional flagship bearer for Geopolitical debates: by complimenting global conversations with regional and African perspectives, the conference sets the course for balanced discourse and places sustainable development, global peace and international cooperation in the limelight.

The Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2021 is co-organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan, the Embassy of France to Uganda, Makerere University, UN Women and Alliance Française de Kampala, with technical support from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) to address some pertinent geopolitical issues.

To build this year’s edition on previous years while ensuring maximum health safety, the conference will take place as a hybrid format. This will allow for limited participation on the grounds of the Makerere University while at the same time ensure a broader outreach to the interested public.

The main plenaries will be streamed online on www.kampalageopolitics.com as well as on social media channels of the co-organizers. The first and the final panel will also be broadcasted by NBS. Each session will gather three to four panelists and one moderator and last for a maximum of 1h15.

The Twitter Spaces debates will be held on Twitter. Each session will last for a maximum of 1h00.

The cultural events will be handled by the Alliance Française de Kampala and will be held, depending on the sanitary conditions, in different places within Kampala, including the Makerere University.

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