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Collective for the Renewal of Africa (CORA) Launch
April 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am EDT
The Collective for the Renewal of Africa (CORA) will commemorate its launch
with a series of six conversations identifying the role and responsibilities of African
intellectuals across the political, social, cultural and economic policy areas.
CORA is a Pan-African intellectual collective of over 100 writers, scholars from the
social and natural sciences, medical doctors and artists from across Africa and the
diaspora, who commit to promoting bold, endogenous, and innovative thinking led
by science and nurtured by care for the African continent and its people.
The series will see an all-African speaker line-up including: Biodiversity scientist
and 6th President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; ex-First Lady of the Malian
Republic, historian and writer, Adame Ba Konaré; Kenyan writer and academic,
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o; Abdoulaye Bathily, Historian and UN Special Envoy, prominent
International Relations scholar Siba Grovogui, President of the Global Institute for
Sustainable Prosperity, Fadhel Kaboub; Professor emeritus in the Africana Studies
Center, Theophile Obenga; Professor Amina Mama who currently holds the Kwame
Nkrumah Chair in African Studies and many others. Speakers will be taking a deep
dive into the role and responsibilities of African intellectuals in the evolution of the
continent and the various ways that knowledge resources can be harnessed in a
context of global economic and health crisis and beyond.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Portuguese