King's Africa Week ALC Panel Discussion

King's Africa Week ALC Panels Discussion

Researching COVID-19 and Leadership in Africa – in conversation with the African Leadership Centre

Date: 21st October 2020

Time: 11.00 - 13.00 BST

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) would like to invite you to a two-part panel discussion on “Researching COVID-19 and Leadership in Africa – in conversation with the African Leadership Centre” scheduled for Wednesday, 21st October 2020 at 11:00hrs BST/ 13:00hrs EAT, as part of this year’s King’s Africa Week.

The King’s Africa Week is an annual event that is convened by the African Leadership Centre (ALC) and the Africa Research Group, Department of War Studies. Africa Week will see various activities and events hosted across the College by Departments and Units that undertake research, education and engagement activities that relate to the continent. 

The Live discussion will consist of two moderated panels. In the first panel, some of the authors of the ALC COVID-19 Op-Ed Series that explore how Africa has responded to COVID-19 and on how the pandemic has affected the continent, will unpack their essays and discuss what might be next for Africa in light of the effects of the pandemic. The second panel features ongoing research being conducted by MSc students and Fellows of the ALC at King’s College London. They will share insights from their research projects that hinge on societal mobilization and leadership in Covid-19 response across parts of Africa, notably the DRC, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. 

Panel 1:  African Perspectives on Responses to COVID-19 in Africa

 Dr. Moses Tofa: COVID-19: Time for Africa to Root out the ‘Old Pandemic’ 

 Chimwemwe Fabiano: From Crisis to Opportunity: Covid-19 and Innovation in Africa 

 Hubert Kinkoh: COVID-19 and The Conundrum of China-Africa Relations 

 Adeoti Dipeolu: Beyond Remittances: Covid-19 And The ‘Future’ of African Diaspora – Homeland Relations


Panel 2: Societal Mobilisation and Leadership in COVID-19 response

Alexandra Lukamba: The DRC Government’s response to both Ebola and Covid-19 outbreaks and Mutuality in the Transfer of Information to the Public.

Ivy Wahito: Mutuality and Power: An analysis of non-state actors influence in mitigating the negative consequences of state response to COVID-19 on adolescent girls in Kenya

Leonie Mills: When securitisation is not enough: Enacting societal mobilisation in response to COVID-19 in Ghana and the United Kingdom through mutuality and securitisation.

Ibrahim Machina: Leading in Crisis: Leader's Approaches to Societal Mobilisation in Response to COVID-19 in Kano State, Nigeria


The panel discussions will be moderated by ALC Executive Director, Shuvai Nyoni and Prof Ismail Rashid, Professor of History at Vassar College, NY, and ALC Faculty and Mentor.


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