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Kampala Geopolitics Conference, 10th to 12th November 2021 starting 9:00 AM EAT each day, CTF 2 Auditorium, Makerere University.



Event Details

Makerere University in conjunction with the Embassy of France in Uganda in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), Alliance Française de Kampala and UN Women Uganda is set to host the Fourth Edition of the Kampala Geopolitics Conference

Date and Time: Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th November, 2021 starting 9:00 AM EAT each day.

Theme: Crisis and Opportunity: Mapping the Geopolitical Importance of Africa 


The Fourth Edition of Kampala Geopolitics will feature Twitter Spaces at 12:30pm on Day 1 and Day2 as well as at 7:00pm on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 as per agenda below


Day 1: Wednesday, 10th November

  • 9:00am Opening Ceremony
  • 9:45am Re-imagining Higher Education for the Post-COVID-19 Era
  • 11:15am Vaccine Nationalism and Diplomacy in the Times of the Pandemic
  • 12:30pm Social Media, Pan-Africanism and Global Socio-Political Movement Building
  • 2:00pm Approaches towards the Restitution of African Cultural Properties from Colonial Times
  • 3:30pm Transitional Justice: Dealing with Memory, Reconciliation & Reparation
  • 7:00pm Sports and The Olympics and Paralympics, a Major Geopolitical Soft Power Tool

Day 2: Thursday, 11th November

  • 9:00am Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change as a New Factor of Tensions and Conflicts
  • 11:00am Open and Closed Borders: The Global Plight of Refugees and Forced Migration
  • 12:30pm Competing Narratives, Institutional Trust and Fake News
  • 2:00pm The Geopolitics of Outer Space
  • 3:30pm Religious Pluralism, the State and Transnationalism
  • 7:00pm Rising Voices of Feminists from the Global South, An Opportunity to Enter a New Era for Gender Equality

Day 3: Friday, 12th November

  • 9:30am Business and Human Rights, Defining a New Business Ethic for a More Equitable Relationship?
  • 11:00am Strategies and Influence of new actors in Africa
  • 2:00pm Rising “Terrorism” in Africa: Unpacking Realities and Myths beyond the Threat
  • 3:30pm Opening up the Post-Cotonou Framework: An Opportunity to Develop a New Africa-EU Relationship?
  • 4:45pm Closing Ceremony
  • 7:00pm Rising influence of African Art on the Global Level

Register here to participate in the Fourth Edition of #KampalaGeopolitics

Event Venue

The Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF2), Makerere University and Online