Africa Week at King’s College London


Africa Week at King’s College London

Dates: 11 - 15 November 2019 


About the Event:

The Africa Week at King’s is part of Africa at King’s programme and is co-organised by the African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs and Africa Research Group in the War Studies Department in collaboration with the Global Health Institute (GHI) at King’s College London. The aim of King’s Africa Week is two-fold: to showcase the work of various Departments, Units and academics that engage in research, education and outreach activities relating to Africa; and to facilitate interaction between academics across King’s Faculties working on Africa and African policy practitioners as well as experts from partner institutions. Africa Week will showcase research projects and activities, as well as education and impact activities that relate to King’s partnerships with Africa-based higher education, policy and practice institutions. Events during the week of 11-15 November, will focus on film, literature, leadership, education, health, and economics with expert voices, special guests, students and alumni. It will be an opportunity for King’s community to experience different aspects of King’s engagement with Africa.

Prof. Funmi Olonisakin Welcome note to Africa Week at King's College London.

Key Events:

Several key events will run throughout the campus as part of Africa Week at King’s College London.

The King’s Engaged in Africa Conference

The 2nd King’s Engaged in Africa Conference is the main event of the Africa Week. It will showcase the work of King’s College London researchers actively engaged in and with the African continent. The theme of the conference is ‘Africa’s agency in the Greater Horn of Africa’ and will be held on the 15th November 2019.

African Cuisines Experience - Experience A taste of Africa

King’s Food Service will be serving the popular Nigerian Jollof Rice and Chicken at Bush House Café (The Vault), Strand Campus.

Africa and the World

Participants will benefit from other events which will coincide with Africa Week including a Public Lecture on Internationalisation of Higher Education hosted by the School of Education; A screening of the film Cold Case Hammarskjöld  by Mads Brügger’s on the investigation into the enigmatic death of the former UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld and a book launch on Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya by Dr. Awino Okech' which will be hosted by the African Leadership Centre.

See the website for full schedule of these and other activities.

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