Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds
Panel D16a (1 video; 8 papers, 5 with)
Title of panel:
Innovations, new paradigms and knowledge development in North Africa
Based on the 3 main questions of the conference, this panel will address and highlight the asymmetrical approach to knowledge between North Africa and Europe, as well as the role of knowledge in the reconfiguration of the economic paradigm. Recent developments and future prospects in terms of institutionalization of knowledge will be shown to be a key success factor in economic and social development of the region. We will take a broader look at this education issue as being a pillar to African economic development without forgetting the other aspects, which are quality, security, environment, identity, heritage, gender equality, etc. A reflection through the eyes of Africans!
Interaction with the world is important but just as equally important is the interaction between Africans. In this respect, we will look at the role of the African Union and the new free trade economic zone being developed.
The panel will deal with knowledge development in North African countries, their relationships, and the relationship with the rest of the world: the rest of Africa, Europe and beyond.
14.10-14.20 keynote lecture Mustapha Mekideche (his second keynote) about 'the New Economic Paradigm
15.00-15.10 keynote lecture Stephane Monnay (Cafrad) about 'African strategy of financing knowledge and research