Kampala Geopolitics Conference

Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2021

Crisis and Opportunity: Mapping the Geopolitical Importance of Africa

Conference Summary

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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Panel conversations Keynote Address Twitter Space Statements

Wednesday 10th November 2021
9:00 am
Opening Ceremony
9:45 am
Re-imagining Higher Education for the Post-COVID-19 Era
11:15 am
Vaccine Nationalism and Diplomacy in the Times of the Pandemic
2:00 pm
Approaches towards the Restitution of African Cultural Properties from Colonial Times
3:30 pm
Transitional Justice: Dealing with Memory, Reconciliation & Reparation
12:30 pm
Social Media, Pan-Africanism and Global Socio-Political Movement Building
7:00 pm
Sports and The Olympics and Paralympics, a Major Geopolitical Soft Power Tool
Thursday 11th November 2021
9:00 am
Climate Change Adaptation Strategies – New Factor for Tensions and Conflicts?
11:00 am
Open and Closed Borders: The Global Plight of Refugees and Forced Migration
2:00 pm
The Geopolitics of Outer Space
3:30 pm
Religious Pluralism, the State and Transnationalism
12:30 pm
Competing Narratives, Institutional Trust and Fake News
7:00 pm
Rising Voices of Feminists from the Global South, An Opportunity to Enter a New Era for Gender Equality
Friday 12th November 2021
9:30 am
Business and Human Rights, Defining a New Business Ethic for a More Equitable Relationship?
11:00 am
Strategies and Influence of new actors in Africa
2:00 pm
Rising “Terrorism” in Africa: Unpacking Realities and Myths beyond the Threat
3:30 pm
Opening up the Post-Cotonou Framework: An Opportunity to Develop a New Africa-EU Relationship?
7:00 pm
Rising influence of African Art on the Global Level

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