Makerere College is all set to host the sixth version of the Kampala Geopolitics Convention. This two-day high-level tutorial public occasion is scheduled for October seventeenth and 18th, 2023, at Makerere College. The convention will convey collectively students, worldwide researchers, and consultants to debate present geopolitical questions and tendencies.
This 12 months’s occasion will function eight roundtables overlaying a variety of matters associated to international challenges, safety, regional tendencies, tradition, and society. The convention goals to have interaction a various viewers, together with college students, academia, civil society representatives, media, political decision-makers, and members of the diplomatic neighborhood. Cultural actions can even be built-in into the occasion. As a prelude to the convention, on September eleventh, 2023, the French embassy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Makerere College (Mak), UN Girls, Alliance Française Kampala, and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formally endorse the sixth Version of the Kampala Geopolitics Convention.
Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere College, emphasised the convention’s concentrate on equipping the youth, who represent a good portion of Uganda’s inhabitants, with information that may put together them for future management roles.
“Of specific significance among the many matters up for dialogue is the speedy inhabitants development and its implication for the expansion and stability of Africa. The necessity to interact our college students and youth who will find yourself taking up numerous management positions within the nation with information and a balanced notion in addition to an appreciation of nationwide and international affairs on the subject of inhabitants development can’t be overstated,” Nawangwe mentioned,
“It’s our hope and prayer that this 12 months’s convention will fill our college students and the youth with hope and a renewed sense of accountability to take cost of their future,” he addedHe highlighted the significance of discussing matters akin to speedy inhabitants development and its implications for Africa’s development and stability, in addition to participating college students and youth in significant debates about nationwide and international affairs.
Dr. Paulina Chiwangu, the UN Girls’s nation consultant, confused the significance of empowering youth in Uganda, significantly in addressing the digital divide and advancing digital inclusion and financial alternatives for all.
“We hope to debate the challenges in illustration within the tech sector and the way that has implications in bias in product design – together with AI, the necessity for growing schooling for ladies in tech, and the necessity to improve security and entry as crucial for financial development and inclusive job creation.
The convention will delve into numerous challenges, together with illustration within the tech sector, gender disparities in tech schooling, and the necessity to improve security and entry to expertise, all crucial for financial development and job creation.
The matters included within the convention program will cowl a variety of points, together with rising geopolitics in Africa, speedy inhabitants development’s implications, digital inclusion, gender and local weather safety, youth empowerment in politics and improvement, and the refugee disaster in Africa, amongst others.