Inaugural Africa Week event ‘Open Africa, Open World’

Join the University of Leeds for ‘Open Africa, Open World’, the inaugural Africa Week event, 22-24 May 2024, which aims to celebrate Africa in its promise, diversity, capacities, and excellence. Explore collaborations within academia and business and celebrate African culture in this three-day conference. 

The inaugural University of Leeds Africa Week event will take place from 22-24 May. The Conference theme is ‘Open Africa, Open World’ and the event will provide space for debate and discussion on open education and knowledge exchange systems, led and informed by African scholars and researchers. Full details, including the programme are available on the Africa Week website.

In-person and online tickets for this free event are available at Eventbrite.

Conference Focus during Leeds Africa Week

Africa Week warmly invites participation from local and international African and diasporic communities, university partners, leaders in Higher Education and business, policymakers, academic researchers and students. All are welcome!

Africa Week ( ) will engage delegates in dialogue on:

  • Higher Education Systems
  • Research Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Women in Leadership
  • African Feminist Leadership in Higher Education
  • Community Education and Indigenous Knowledges
  • Decoloniality and Transformation
  • Student Perspectives
  • Policy for Progress
  • Reframing Excellence