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27 June, 2018: Abuja Forum Conference
The first conference of the Abuja Forum series was held on the 27th of June 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel. The theme of the conference was ‘A New Era for China-Africa Cooperation: Partnership for Peace, Security and Development’, and it was co-hosted by the Gusau Institute (GI) and the Center for Nigerian Studies at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China.
The format of the conference was 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 respectively focused 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.
Click here to download the keynote speaker’s address.
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.