The Africa Knows! conference will be the closing activity of the special Africa 2020 year. It wll take place from 2-4 December 2020 at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences/De Haagse Hogeschool. It is an AEGIS Thematic Conference that precedes the ECAS9 Conference in Cologne, 'African Futures', 2-5 June 2021.
The following key issues will be addressed at the conference: There are great changes in the African knowledge landscape: is Africa preparing itself for leapfrogging to innovations? What will the nascent multi-polar world of the 21st century mean for Africa’s role in knowledge and innovation? After 60 years of Independence, how do we finally decolonize the minds and change attitudes towards real co-creation?
The theme of the dynamics of knowledge development in Africa opens up debate for many different topics. In total there are 50 panels and there will be room for 70 panel sessions (so some panels will be double panels), some of which will be interrelated, to the extent that we can talk about a string of panels around the same major topic. All the panels included in the Call for Papers have been initiated and (co)-organized by our partner organizations.
Each panel will have one chair from the initiating institute, and two or more co-chairs, preferably at least one from a European institute and at least one from an African institute. The conference language will be English, but non-English speakers can present their paper or poster in their preferred language, and translation will be provided where possible.
All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email. There is a ‘Propose paper’ button in the title section of each open panel. Navigate to the panel you are interested in and click on this button to propose directly to that panel. (If having done that, you then decide you’d prefer to propose to another panel, first click ‘Cancel’ on the proposal form, before returning to the panel explorer – otherwise you’ll remain locked into that panel.)
Deadline submissions: 31 March 2020.