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Events

Our events calendar is still being populated. Please check back regularly to see what seminars and events we have lined up.
For more information contact us at info@gusauinstitute.com or call +234 806 955 7940.

27 June, 2018: Abuja Forum Conference

The first conference of the Abuja Forum series will be hosted on the 27th of June 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. The theme of the conference is ‘A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation: Partnership for Peace, Security and Development’,  and it is organized by the Gusau Institute (GI) in collaboration with the Center for Nigerian Studies at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China.

The format of the conference will be a morning session with former President Olusegun Obasanjo as keynote speaker on the topic ‘Leveraging a China-Africa Partnership as a Change Agent for Sustainable Economic Development in Africa’, followed by an afternoon session consisting of three syndicate sessions taking place simultaneously, and a concluding plenary session. The syndicate sessions will respectively focus on 1) challenges of human security in Africa, 2) peace and security cooperation, and 3) future plans with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in mind.

Space is limited, and attendance is by invitation only. Interested individuals can contact the GI up to the 15th of May 2018 on info@gusauinstitute.com to check for availability. Invitations will be issued accordingly.

5-18 March, 2018: Writer-in-Residence

Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean author and human rights activist who rose to fame with his acclaimed memoir, A Long Way Gone, will be in residence for two weeks in March 2018. Beah will host a creative writing workshop and visit schools during his stay. Details will be forthcoming shortly. You can read more about him on his website at www.ishmaelbeah.com.

5-8 July, 2017: KABAFest 2017

As part of its centenary celebrations, Kaduna State is introducing a literary event to its cultural calendar. The Kaduna Book & Arts Festival 2017 (KABAFEST) will feature nearly 50 writers, artists, actors, poets and performers who will share their fantastic work with us.

Download the KABAFest 2017 Programme (PDF) or visit the official website at kabafest.org.