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African Voices @ UCL

Publication date: Aug 10, 2015 04:21 PM

Start: Jan 19, 2016 06:30 PM
End: Jan 31, 2016 08:30 PM

Location: Various venues, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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UCL will formally launch its African Studies Research Centre with a series of events at the end of January 2016 (view our events pages for more information).

The events will be held under the title 'African Voices @UCL' and have been funded by UCL Grand Challenges. African Voices will emphasize our goal of co-producing knowledge about Africa with African colleagues on the continent and in the diaspora.

For this event we will be working with the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal; the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Makarere University, Uganda and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Program of Events

Transport systems and well-being in Nigeria: socio-economic development and environmental change. Dr. Ibidun Adelekan (University of Ibadan, Nigeria). 

Wednesday January 20th, 12:30-2.00pm, UCL IAS Common Ground Room

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Heritage, marginality and hybridity in the gold fields of south-eastern Senegal. Dr Ibrahima Thiaw (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal).

Friday January 22nd, 5.00-6.30pm, UCL IAS Common Ground Room

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Transcending the Past and Reimagining the Future of the South African University. Prof Adam Habib (Vice-Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa). 

Monday Jan 25th, 6.00-7.30pm, JZ Young Lecturer theatre, Anatomy Building 

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'African Question Time' Panel Debate on topical issues followed by speech from UCL’s Provost. Adam Habib, Ibrahima Thiaw, Caroline, Wanjiku-Kihato, Peter Waiswa. Chaired by Martin Plaut (formerly BBC). 

Tuesday January 26th, 6:15 to 8:00pm, JZ Young Lecturer theatre, Anatomy Building

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Africa’s urban paradox: Mobilities, economies and aspirations. Dr Caroline Wanjiku-Kihato (University of the Witwatersrand and Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars). 

Thursday January 28th, 5.00-6.30pm, UCL IAS Common Ground Room

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Whose agenda is it? How African scientists struggle to contribute to innovation in the Global Health Arena. Dr Peter Waiswa (Makerere University, Uganda). 

Friday January 29th 5.00-6.30pm, UCL IAS Common Ground Room

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Talent Show and Cultural Gala, UCL African and Caribbean Society 

Friday January 29th,7.00-10.30pm, Event space marquee, Main Quad

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