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The Earth, Economic Growth and War: sustainability and security risks in Sub-Saharan Africa

King's Building, Strand Campus, London


Organised by students of the War Studies BA module in War and International Politics in Africa, and hosted by the Africa Research Group, this panel brings together experts from the private, public, academic and non-governmental sectors to explore the relationship between sustainable development, economic growth and threats to the security and stability of Sub-Saharan states.

How can economic growth be reconciled with sustainability, while mitigating the risk of conflict? What role can sustainable finance play in mitigating these security problems? How should different actors, such as governments, NGOs and international organisations, address these security concerns?

Discussing these questions in relation to the practical experience of our speakers will enable us to develop a better understanding of the complex relationship between Sub-Saharan states and environmental issues, and will allow us to launch lines of thought for better international climate governance policies.


  • Introduction: Anna Hudson
  • Discussants: Francesca Serena Truono and Iris Salemi
  • Closing reflections: Tolu Agusto


We are currently finalising the details of our speakers. An update with full details will be posted soon.

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