Public lecture by Professor Abdoulaye Bathily
There has been an upsurge in civil and military coups and a shrinking of civic space in a growing number of African countries in recent years, while the serious institutional and political crises that some countries on the continent have been experiencing for several years are still far from being resolved. What explains the difficulty that many countries on the continent have in establishing or consolidating democratic governance systems? What roles can regional organizations and citizen movements play in ending crises and conflicts and consolidating democracy? How can we ensure a better future in dignity on the continent for the younger generations of Africans?
Organized on the sidelines of the 32nde Board meeting of TrustAfrica, the pan-African foundation, this conference is part of the agenda of debates initiated to allow different actors (civil society organizations, academics and policy makers) to exchange around issues of concern to Africans. These include issues that cover all areas related to governance, democracy, development of the continent and the development of its people.
The conference will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 15:30 GMT at TrustAfrica's headquarters in Almadies (200 meters east of the Gondole patisserie), and will be moderated by renowned pan-Africanist academic and politician Professor Abdoulaye Bathily.
TrustAfrica invites you to attend this conference, which will be followed by an artistic performance in its gardens.
- 15h00 - 15h30: Welcome of the participants
- 15h30 -15h40: Welcome: Mrs. Coumba Touré, Chair of the Board of Directors of TrustAfrica
- 15:40 -- 15:45: Introduction of the Speaker by the Moderator: Mr. Ebrima Sall, Executive Director of TrustAfrica
- 15:45 - 16:15: Lecture by Professor Abdoulaye Bathily
- 15 - 16.45: Questions - answers and general debate
- 16:45 - 17:30: Musical performance, snack, networking
For more information, contact: Abdaramane Wone, Communication Officer Tel: +221 77 9538466 email: wone(at)trustafrica.org
Impulsradio, AmaniTv, and their media partners will be having a repeat broadcast of the second African Philanthropy Conference’s Panel on Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Akwasi Aidoo.
The broadcast will aired on September 7th, 2021 @18:00GMT (21:00 CAT)
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The "Saturdays of Economy" are an initiative of ARCADE supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
"Economy Saturday" on August 14, 2021
Theme: Tribute to Professors Samir Amin and Thandika Mkandawire
Location: Virtual session via Zoom
August 12, 2021 marks the third anniversary of the death of Prof. Samir Amin, an eminent thinker and organic intellectual, who devoted his entire life to the struggle against capitalist oppression and imperialist domination. He was a giant in thought and action, who was part of all the struggles for the emancipation of the peoples of Africa and the world.
He put his immense knowledge and talent at the service of this struggle. On the theoretical level, he made a masterly contribution to the deconstruction of the concepts of "development" and "underdevelopment" propagated by neoclassical economic theory.
Professor Samir Amin would certainly have seen in the coronavirus pandemic a new illustration of the implosion of monopoly capitalism, which has become an obsolete system and a danger for the survival of humanity.
We associate with this tribute that of another eminent thinker who passed away in 2020 and who was very close to him. It is Professor Thandika Mkandawire, former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, a position he held on the recommendation of Professor Samir Amin. A great intellectual complicity and a deep friendship bound these two eminent thinkers.
We hope that many of you will be there, in Senegal and outside of Senegal, to honor the memories of these two illustrious departed, whose ideas and exceptional careers continue to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for current and future struggles.
The year 2020 has been an eventful year, especially with the novel COVID-19 global health pandemic leading to a huge loss of life and profound disruptions, and the severe social and economic crises that came with it.
The transition to a better, post-COVID-19 society will be long. We must build forward better, and make post-COVID-19 transition part of the structural transformation and the building of the Africa we want, in the world we want. We wish you Happy Holidays, and a very Happy and Prosperous New year, 2021.
This is for dignity. This is for #Africa. With the largest youth population in the world, there is more opportunity to uplift a continent than anywhere in the world. Donate where your giving can transform communities so we may all thrive. Join Baaba Maal for the first #LiveStream4Africa concert, hosted on Dash Radio free to stream.
Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 9pm Senegal, 5pm NY 2pm CA Bring your hearts to Africa's Youth The Future is Here. Free live concert on behalf of @communiytimmunity.org Africa is home to the world's largest youth population. Imagine what we can do together. Join the #music - Share and prepare to donate. Create a world where we all thrive! http://Twitch.tv/dashradio TrustAfrica, Southern Africa Trust, Africa Philanthropy Network
Our latest Pan-African collaboration is the Community Immunity Initiative which is born of the core values of Ubuntu that we hold so dearly at TrustAfrica. The pandemic has reminded us that nobody is safe until everybody is safe. So in close collaboration with our partners, Southern African Trust and African Philanthropy Network, we are working on a global campaign to mobilise support for communities most at risk of being left behind. Please join us in ensuring that the most vulnerable are supported and no one has to be left behind today and in the future.
The Civil Society Hub (CSOHUB-Africa), a foremost online community of nonprofit practitioners – individual and organizations, aware of the bigger challenges, proposed a Tweet Chat for its members on concrete ways that they can cope with the Covid19 challenge. The Chat addressed the following issues: managing existing grants, HR issues, finance and contracts issues and managing the working from home nuances.
To read the full discussions, please click here.