LSE Africa Summit

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    ‘Smart’ connected Africa leverages technology to promote growth but will ICT be Africa’s saving grace in development?

‘Smart’ connected Africa leverages technology to promote growth but will ICT be Africa’s saving grace in development?

Okechukwu Okorie explores the potential impact ICT could have on development in African countries.

Conversations in the past two decades within academia, the media and policymakers have mostly centred on relatively new concepts driven, largely, by globalisation. These include the fourth Industrial Revolution, popularly described as Industry 4.0 and, for Africa – policymakers, stakeholders and the media alike – the Africa Rising narrative, one […]

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    More funding for education alone will not solve unemployment #AfricaAtWork

More funding for education alone will not solve unemployment #AfricaAtWork

Maudo Jallow calls for an overhaul in education, creating instead a new model that is socially inclusive and more likely to improve the life of the masses.

There is a renewed focus on the importance of allocating funds into Africa’s education systems to suit the changing job market in Africa, and while this is welcome, experts argue that an overhaul […]

March 20th, 2018|Education, Featured|0 Comments|

Government Spending: More Harm Than Good?

Africa’s large infrastructure gap and heavy political economy element promotes significant government intervention in erstwhile free markets. It has become increasingly important to assess the efficacy of such government interventions. Following the “Bridging Africa’s Finance Gap” panel at the recently concluded LSE Africa Summit 2017, Stears assesses the welfare costs of government spending, drawing out implications for the cost of […]

Technology could prove to be a gamechanger for Africa

In the fourth of a series of articles ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit which will explore the themes of Challenging Conventions and Thinking Beyond Investment, Samuel Baker examines the potential technology has to boost Africa’s growth.

It is predicted that Africa’s population will peak at a quarter of the world’s population by 2050. Despite a rapidly growing population, […]

Mobilising through Social Media: The Case of South Africa

In the second of a series of articles ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit, Corey Holmes explores the power of social media to mobilise against disenfranchisement.

South Africa has always been a protesting nation that would fight for a righteous cause. The Sharpeville Massacre of 1960 when blacks refused to carry passbooks in their own country, or the Soweto Uprisings […]

February 11th, 2016|Education, Featured, Media|3 Comments|
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    Rwanda’s Performance Contracts Could Serve as a Model for Other African Countries

Rwanda’s Performance Contracts Could Serve as a Model for Other African Countries

In the first of a series of articles ahead of the 2016 LSE Africa Summit which will explore the themes of Challenging Conventions and Thinking Beyond Investment, Samuel Baker argues that African countries should replicate Rwanda’s model of performance contracts to fight corruption as well as boost investment and economic growth.

Rarely in Africa will leaders apologise or face dismissal […]

Photos from the 2015 #LSEAfrica Summit

The second annual LSE Africa Summit took place on 17 and 18 April 2015.

The theme of Innovative Governance was explored during both the Research and Business Conferences which took place on Friday and Saturday respectively.

If you missed out on attending the 2015 event, these photos give a flavour of the atmosphere on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 23rd, 2015|LSE|0 Comments|

Innovative Governance and What it Means #LSEAfrica Summit

After attending the opening session of the LSE Africa Summit, LSE’s Frances Brill recounts some of the ideas exchanged by academics.

Governance has a contested meaning and the breadth of topics covered and the angles taken in the LSE Africa Summit was truly illustrative of this.

For me, the most useful and ‘innovative’ in its own way was Dr Iwowo’s link […]

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    Photography Competition: ‘Innovative Governance in Africa’

Photography Competition: ‘Innovative Governance in Africa’

The Public Sphere journal is looking for a photo to be on the cover of our next publication, a special issue to go with the LSE Africa Summit on 17th-18th April 2015.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Innovative Governance in Africa’. Please submit a photo that explores this theme. Some suggestions are: voting and elections, healthcare provision, media […]

March 3rd, 2015|LSE|0 Comments|

Call for Papers: Research Conference, LSE Africa Summit

LSE Africa Summit

Innovative Governance in Africa

Date: Friday, 17th April 2015

Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science

 

This one-day intensive Research Conference will explore strategies for and implications of innovative governance across the African continent; and how new technologies and approaches are shifting the idea of Africa in the world. This conference will present diversified insights into emerging opportunities and […]

November 11th, 2014|LSE|0 Comments|

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