Partnership Opportunities

With have a proven track record delivering an exciting and extensive programme of events exploring a wide range of topics and issues for different audiences with an interest in Africa. The majority of our events are open to the general public and held at SOAS – University of London, or run collaboratively with other leading organisations, such as The British Library, the V&A Museum and the Rich Mix. 


Events are also an integral part of our other projects and programmes, such as the APPG for Africa which we administer, and our Education & Outreach work. Please read on to find out more about opportunities for partnering with us on an event. 


“I thought the quality of the speakers was exceptional. It was one of the most engaging and informative panels I’ve ever attended and really increased my knowledge of the context people are living in on the continent.”


Audience member, public event in 2019



Public & Corporate Events 


If you are interested in partnering on a public, corporate or parliamentary event, please download and complete the Event & Programme Partnership Form and return it via email to Natacha Mendes, Events Manager, at


For deeper corporate engagement opportunities, please see our Corporate Partnerships page and contact Hoda Dahir, Corporate Relations Manager, at



Education & Outreach


If you are a teacher, educator or arts professional interested in partnering up with our Education & Outreach Programme, please get in touch with the Deputy Director Desta Haile, at



We hold two popular arts festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and Film Africa, our 10-day celebration of the best African cinema. If you would like to pitch an event or explore wider partnerships for either of these major cultural events, please get in touch with Desta Haile, Deputy Director, at


Research & Impact


If you are conducting original research pertaining to Africa and are interested in increasing the accessibility and wider impact of your work, please see our Impact Partnerships page.