The mission of the Africa Center at ICRS is to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding of Africa, and its engagement in international affairs. In doing so, it works to foster a rigorous academic program for faculty and students in the Denver community and beyond who have an area studies interest in Africa and Africa in the diaspora, to promote excellence in teaching on Africa, and to facilitate research, dialogue, and immersive experiences and exchange for both students and faculty.
Friday, May 26th
Sustainable Development in Africa Conference
The Sustainable Development in Africa Conference is an academic and cultural conference that will create a space for discussion and learning on a wide range of African Issues. The conference theme this year is ‘Meaningful Engagement NOW for Generations to Come,’ and will explore various themes such as human rights, security, the environment, health, governance, foreign relations, diaspora engagement, and more to present a holistic understanding of the challenges, successes, and best practices necessary for sustainable development. The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Ambassador Fred Ngoga-Gateretse. He is the Senior Advisor for Partnerships and oversees the AU border program and regional security mechanisms in the office of the Commissioner for Political Affairs and Peace and Security of the African Union Commission. Continuing our commitment to comprehensive and intersectional education, the 2023 Sustainable Development in Africa Conference will be an opportunity to engage in forward-thinking Pan-African discussions with the Denver community.
- 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Maglione Hall Sie Complex
Abigail Kabandula, Africa Center Director Learn more
“As countries continue to grapple with COVID-19, the pandemic's impact on the African people has been less severe relative to the Western world. The Africa Center this year will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, democratic institutions, peace, security, and human development in Africa. We will also develop partnerships within the school, across campus and with African universities to foster learning, research and cultural experiences.”