How will global upheavals affect Africa?

2022-08-10

Global upheaval is pervasive as power and influence shift Eastward, the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine takes hold, and pandemics such as COVID-19 and global health emergencies like monkeypox take their toll.

In the first of a series, this seminar will explore how global trends could impact Africa under four long-term scenarios. The scenarios reflect a focus on sustainability, economic growth, a retreat from globalisation (closest to the current trajectory) and lastly, a world at war. In the fourth scenario, competition between the West and its rivals, led by China, dominates all aspects of the global economy and politics, with violent outcomes.

Moderator: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS Pretoria

Panellists:

Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS Pretoria

Hannah Ryder, Founder and CEO, Development Reimagined, Beijing

Prof Jonathan Moyer, Director, Frederick S Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver

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