30 million km2. 1.2 billion inhabitants. 2,000 modern languages. 54 countries. 5 different climates. 1 continent.
Yet Africa is often understood in a dual manner: North Africa on the one hand, and Sub-Saharan Africa on the other. This is, at any rate, the framework of interpretation adopted by many actors, and especially donors, in their approach to relations with the continent. Such an interpretation presupposes that there is a homogeneity across Sub-Saharan Africa, which is neither proven, nor necessarily experienced or thought of in such a way by the continent’s populations and institutions.
What are the political, social, economic and cultural dynamics at work today, from Cape Town to Rabat, from Dar-es-Salaam to Nouakchott? What are the challenges of a continent-wide approach to Africa? What are the views today of philosophers, economists and entrepreneurs on this subject?
These are all questions which Agence Française de Développement wishes to debate during this symposium, at a time when it is developing its new strategy for Africa. High-level speakers will be discussing these subjects during various roundtables.
Symposium organized by the Agence Française de Développement
in partnership with:
Institut du Monde Arabe
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