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Higher education and creative economies in Africa: discussing the impact of the African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies

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06MarAfrican Hub for sustainable creative economies

At this event, the international team that delivered the Africa Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies (AHSCE) project will reflect on the collaborative activities, shared learning and impact the AHSCE has had.

The project involved a large international academic team across King’s College London (UK), University of Southampton (UK), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Lagos (Nigeria) and University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).

Project partners will present key findings from the project and illustrate the ways in which each African partner – supported by key intermediaries and sector partners – engaged with their respective creative sectors: Fashion, Theatre, and Film and Digital Media.

They will discuss how they built connections with creative practitioners, intermediaries, academics, graduates and policymakers through online workshops, and launched a small grant initiative to support 25 creative projects showcasing creative engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Panellists will also discuss the range of impacts that the overall project and creative projects had.

Learn more about the project.

Panellists

  • Roberta Comunian: Professor of Creative Economies, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London.
  • Lauren England: Lecturer in Creative Economies, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London.
  • Brian J Hracs: Associate Professor, School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton (UK)
  • Avril Joffe: Postgraduate Coordinator of the Cultural Policy and Management Department, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa).
  • Waithira Kibuchi: Creative Partnership Coordinator for AHSCE at the University of Nairobi (Kenya).
  • Vuyolwethu Madyibi: Creative Partnerships Coordinator for AHSCE at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).
  • Ogake Mosomi: Lecturer, School of the Arts and Design, University of Nairobi (Kenya).
  • Folakemi Ogungbe: Creative Partnerships Coordinator for AHSCE at the University of Lagos.
  • Duro Oni: Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, University of Lagos (Nigeria).
  • Cornelius Onyekaba: Bio-dramatist, theatre/film scholar and a seasoned carnival and festival curator, University of Lagos (Nigeria).

This event will be held online. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants on registering.

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

At this event

Roberta Comunian

Professor of Creative Economies

Lauren England

Lecturer in Culture, Media & Creative Industries Education


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