Theme: Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation
BACKGROUND The 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual & Cultural Festival will be hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies under the auspices of the Institute of African Studies, College of Humanities, University of Ghana The theme “Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation” reflects the foundations of Kwame Nkrumah’s intellectual and cultural ideologies of a united Africa. This gathering seeks to examine and critically investigate the role of African centered education and knowledge production for shaping the development agenda. This approach will challenge the destructive and dominant education and knowledge system which supports neo-colonialism. The conference will use the African Union ‘Global Africa 2063’ agenda will be the foundation for recuperating and popularizing Pan-African ideas and ideals. The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, established by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the founding Institute that focused on Africa and African people. As the trailblazer, Institute of African Studies over its tenure, has served as the nucleus for discussion and study of Africa, Pan- Africanism and Global Africa. This conference and festival will serve as the foundation for Pan-African intellectual and activist activity in Global Africa. The Institute of African Studies will lead the academic community to debate on the way forward and to interrogate the challenges of bringing Global Africa closer with the peoples at differing parts of the planet. Furthermore, the public attention will be drawn to reopen discussions on the ‘Global Africa’ concept comprising of 11 regions instead of 6 regions.