School of oriental and african studies (soas)
march 15th and 16th 2019
This goes beyond the conventional and expected definition of insecurity. It covers the uncertainty that most of the continent faces. Questions over leadership and styles, economies and activities, and even identity and ‘African-ness’ currently dictate and punctuate our discussions. And these discussions will help shape a culture for a new generation, along with attempts to defend, preserve and grow Africa.
This insecurity is fuelled by a series of various failures, conflicts, and differences that are either highlighted by natural events or taken for granted by leaders and officials. The security of human life is not dependent on the absence of possible external and internal threats to sovereignty, but also when jobs, healthcare, water, and other social amenities are invulnerable.
In March, the SOAS African Development Forum will present a conference on the security of human life in Africa and its prospects for development.