Annual Lecture: Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General



6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Brunie Gallery, SOAS 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG


Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Africa in a just transition – investing in a sustainable recovery

(The livestream of the event can now be watched here.)

DSG Lecture Notes


One of the main issues at COP 26 was how to assure a just energy transition for poor and developing countries, including those in Africa, in the face of growing challenges from climate change and economic inequality.  The UN was in the centre of the discussions in Glasgow.  To mark the Royal African Society’s 120th Anniversary, DSG Amina Mohammed will deliver the 2021 Annual Lecture on ‘Africa in a just transition – Investing in a sustainable recovery.


Amina J. Mohammed was born in Nigeria, and has had a distinguished career as both a national and international public servant, including spells as a minister for the environment in Nigeria and in a range of roles at the United Nations.


This event is now sold out. If you would like to join us online, please visit our Facebook page here where the event will be livestreamed. Thank you. 


Programme Schedule:



17:00 – 18:00: Arrival and registration at Brunei Gallery foyer, SOAS Security. Please bring ID for entrance.


18:00 – 19:30: Public event in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre. Lecture followed by interactive audience Q&A and Outstanding Contribution to Africa awards.


Image credit: UN