Thank you for coming to the 2019 African Development Forum
The 2019 Forum explored ‘Insecurity’ as a condition associated with Africa. A series of political failures, conflicts, famines, and tensions between state and civil society, has proliferated the idea of Africa as a 'Hopeless Continent'. But what is insecurity, who defines it and how should it be explored? Asking these questions provided the template for the 2019 SOAS African Development Forum.
Human security is not solely dependent on the elimination of threats to national sovereignty, but also on the elimination of wider vulnerabilities prevalent across the continent: unemployment, human rights, healthcare, drought and food insecurity are equally important to African development.
The SOAS African development Forum hope that it was able to curate a conference that brought together prominent figures from the continent and the diaspora in order to foster debate on issues surrounding African development.
We look forward to seeing you in 2020!