Africa 2023: Prospects and Forecasts (LONDON)



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre


Free - Registration is required

Africa 2023: Prospects and Forecasts (London)

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Join the Royal African Society and Edinburgh University 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?

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 moderated by Patrick Smith from African Confidential.



Patrick Smith, Editor of Africa Confidential



Razia Khan – Head of Research for Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

Murithi Mutiga – Program Director Africa, International Crisis Group

Amaka Anku – Practice Head Africa, Eurasia Group

Maudo Jallow – Economic Development Consultant

This will be a hybrid event and registration is mandatory.

Photo Credit: Akuot Chol Mayak/Uganda Press Photo