Contemporary global events will shape the direction of this year's Kampala Geopolitics Conference (KGC), a two-day academic public event discussing current geopolitical questions and trends.
The fifth edition of the conference, which will run under the theme 'Bringing International Debates to Africa', will be held on November 15 – 16 at the Makerere University Auditorium.
According to a joint statement released by the French Embassy in Uganda, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Makerere University, UN Women, Alliance Française Kampala, and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), the event organizers -- 14 roundtables will be hosted on a variety of topics relating to global challenges, security, regional trends, sustainable development, sport, culture, and society.
A series of Twitter spaces will also be organized to spice up the discussions and facilitate engagements with a wider audience, focusing on students, academia, representatives from civil society and media, political decision-makers, and the diplomatic community.
There will also be cultural activities, including a photo exhibition.
Some of the events that have recently cast a new light on the global agenda like the Covid-19 pandemic which put world leaders on the spot amid vaccine distribution issues, most African countries continue to face leadership challenges with some presidents still being overthrown, the impact of UKraine-Russia war has swept through the whole world and many other globalisations challenges.
As experts and knowledge seekers prepare for the two-day conference, those are some of the topics that will be the center of the debate, without forgetting climate change and the digital economy,