Change Africa for Good and Rescue Our Future Foundation are organizing the virtual conference How Can Africa Take Command of Its Destiny by Mobilizing its Potential? on January 30, 2021, from 3pm to 6pm East African Time (+3 GMT). It provides a forum for reflection, dialogue and discussion for all those who care about the fate of Africa and believe in its power to overcome deep-rooted historical obstacles that have outsourced Africa’s destiny. The conference invites critical minds, activists and experts from Africa and elsewhere, and especially those destined to populate its future, the youth of Africa, to bring together their many voices to discuss ideas and actions that will enable Africa to take charge of its own journey. Recognizing the tireless transformational efforts of numerous organizations and activists to overcome current misfortunes and make Africa a better place, the conference provides a forum for them to engage each other in coordinated joint action.
This conference takes the form of virtual presentations that will be discussed in a dialogue between the speakers and the audience. The seed paper Command of Destiny: Breaking the Wheels of Domination in Africa will be followed by presentations on: 1. How can Africa put politics at the service of the people and African unity? 2. How can Africa build an economy that serves its people and cares for nature? and 3. How can youth shape the future in which they will have to live? Following the online discussion with the audience, the conference closes with reflections on ways and actions to rescue the future of Africa.
The speakers of the conference are: Francis Sekate, Cees Hamelink,. P.L.O. Lumumba, Nnimmo Bassey, Vanessa Nakate, Glenn Sankatsing and Ted Osuala. See conference page https://www.rescueourfuture.org/africa-conference/ for details, program and registration.
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