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This panel assembles African scholars from diverse disciplines including medicine, engineering, business studies, creative economies, and leadership studies. They share their thoughts about what 'African agency' means within the context of their respective discipline and in what ways their PhD research expresses African agency. They offer insights into how their research applies to the African context and the kind of impact that they would like to make within their community, country, and the broader continent. The panel will also offer their thoughts about the constraints they face and how these challenges can be overcome.


  • Michael Ajana: Doctoral candidate, Department of Engineering;

  • Joseph Ngmenesegre Suglo: Doctoral candidate, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care;

  • Ken Kweku Nimo: Doctoral candidate,

  • Mmekidmfonabasi Umanah: Doctoral candidate, King's Business School;

  • Nuhamin Gebre: Doctoral candidate, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation;

  • Birke Bogale Lema: Doctoral candidate, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences;

  • Linganaden Murday: Doctoral candidate, African Leadership Centre.

This event is part of Africa Week 2024 organised by the African Leadership Centre at King's. Learn more about Africa Week 2024.

This is a hybrid event. Participants can register to join the discussion online or in person.

At this event

Linganaden  Murday

Research Aide to Mr El Ghassim Wane

Mmekidmfon Umanah

PhD Student in Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship

Event details

BH (S) 2.05
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG