Africa 2023: Prospects and Forecasts (EDINBURGH)



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre (G.04),
Hugh Robson Building George Square
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH8 9XD


Free - Registration is required

Africa 2023: Prospects and Forecasts (Edinburgh)

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Join Edinburgh University and the Royal African Society for a wide-ranging look at the Prospects and Forecasts for Africa in 2023. An expert panel will examine the political, economic, climatic and cultural outlook for Africa in the year ahead, at SOAS, London (24 January) and Edinburgh University (25 January).


1. Will the outcomes of COP27 help Africa manage the impact of climate change? How are relations to land and migration transforming in changing climates?

2. How will Africa be affected by the global economic slowdown? Can it sustain its own growth, and how will Africans respond to the rising cost of living?

3. What will happen in the Nigerian elections? There and elsewhere, can new political forces effectively challenge established elites? What are the prospects for peace in the Sahel and Horn of Africa?

4. What is next for Africa’s filmmakers, musicians, artists, and writers? How will the continent’s abundant creativity continue to influence the world?

And that’s not all! Come and join us for the liveliest of debates.



Albert Sharra, PhD Affiliate, Centre for Data, Culture & Society, University of Edinburgh



Dr Dineo Skosana, Senior Researcher at Society, Work and Politics Institute (Wits)

Dr Nicholas Wescott, Director of Royal of African Society

Ms. Francisca Anita Adom-Opare, Doctoral Researcher at the Centre of Africa Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Ms. Amaka Anku, Practice Head Africa, Eurasia Group

Mr Tosin Durodola, Doctoral Researcher at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh

This will be a hybrid event and registration is mandatory.

Photo Credit: Akuot Chol Mayak/Uganda Press Photo