28 May 2022 13:00 — 14:15
Africa in global governance: A rising peace and security actor?
On 28 May, ECDPM organised the workshop “Africa in global governance: A rising peace and security actor?” as a part of Africa Day 2022, an annual event taking place at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam.
ECDPM staff involved
More than ever peace and security are globalised concerns, increasing the need for global governance. Yet, we observe that the agency and role of African countries and the African Union are limited. This concerns issues occurring within the continent or in other parts of the world.
This participatory session will bring together two specialists of the continent to discuss Africa’s role and agency in global governance and assess its future impact on international peace and security issues. The speakers’ presentation will be followed by a discussion where participants get the opportunity to exchange their thoughts on key questions.
How could we assess Africa’s position in global governance? What impact does Africa have on international peace and security issues occurring on its territory and elsewhere? To what extent can Africa be regarded as a future rising actor in international relations?
Lidet Tadesse, Associate Director, Peaceful Societies and Accountable Governance, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Thomas Tieku, Associate Professor of Political Science at King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario in Canada
Kawsar Laanani, Research Assistant, Peace, Security and Resilience, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)