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21 May 2019

Pan Africanism, Peace and Security, Sustainable Development and Science and Technology take centre stage at AUR 2019

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Pretoria, Monday 20 May 2019 – To revive Pan Africanism that speaks to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and drives development, peace and security on the African continent, the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) will host the 9th annual African Unity for Renaissance International Conference from 22 to 23 May 2019 and Africa Day Expo on 24 May 2019.

Taking place at Kievits Kroon Faircity Hotel, Pretoria, the conference will bring together over 100 leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the continent to share ideas and best research practices under the theme: “Pan Africanism for the 21st Century: Innovative Paths for Africa’s Future Development”.

The two-day conference is aimed at, among other things, reflecting on the continued relevance and contribution of Pan Africanism in Africa’s development. It will also focus on identifying key current governance, peace and security and sustainable development challenges and opportunities, as well as the Continental Free Trade Agreement and the ways in which an innovative Pan African approach can effectively contribute to moving agendas forward.

Read the media release here:


Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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