Africa and the future of multilateralism: partnerships for prosperity

This Africa Futures Summit features forecasts and analysis on achieving Africa’s potential in a changing world order.

By 2050, one in four people on the planet will live in Africa, underlining the need for a unified approach to the continent’s future among its countries and the international community. Africa’s development prospects have improved, but its trajectory remains uncertain in the face of global divisions, ongoing violent conflicts, threats to democracy and the severe impact of climatic shocks.

Join our online Africa Futures Summit on how to catalyse Africa’s potential for the benefit of the continent and the global system. Led by the Institute for Security Studies’ African Futures forecasting team, perspectives from Africa and from policymakers on concrete pathways will be discussed over five sessions: 

  • The future of Africa in a changing global context 
  • Forging multilateral and collective security partnerships of the future
  • Africa’s climate and energy futures: opportunities and challenges 
  • Crossing Africa’s debt impasse: unlocking development potential
  • Democratic governance in Africa: securing sustainable, democratic transitions

This event is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies, United States Institute of Peace, Humanity United and Open Society Foundation.

Development partners
This seminar is funded by Humanity United. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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