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Africa’s Potential: Africa and the Emerging Global Order

Conversations with high-level leaders

Add to calendar 2022-09-26 09:00 2022-09-26 11:00 Europe/Rome Africa’s Potential: Africa and the Emerging Global Order Elinor Ostrom Room Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo YYYY-MM-DD


26 September 2022

9:00 - 11:00 CEST


Elinor Ostrom Room

Buontalenti - Casino Mediceo

The School of Transnational Governance (STG) organises a series of lectures by high-level leaders addressing Africa's specific challenges. Speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including governance, peace and security, democracy, gender, digital policy, economics, sustainability, and migration.

This week, Abdul Mohammed, one of Africa's leading intellectuals who has championed humanitarian action throughout his career in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa and across the continent, will give a lecture as part of the Potential Africa series.

Abdul Mohammed serves as chief of staff and senior political advisor of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan. He was previously the acting director of the A.U.-U.N. Hybrid Operation in Darfur’s political department, chairperson of the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and Consultation, and UNICEF’s representative to the African Union. 

Mr Abdul Mohammed will explore the role of global strategic actors and their interest in Africa, and will examine how Africa relates to the existing and emerging powers. To complement the conversation on geopolitics, contemporary major policy debates on diversity governance will be discussed, particularly in the context of how diversity is being governed in Africa.

The event is part of the Africa's Potential series, carried out at the School of Transnational Governance, as part of the Young African Leaders Programme (YALP) funded by the European Commission, and is open to the EUI community, YALP alumni and the YALP network.

Please register to join the event. If you are located in Florence, we welcome you to join the session in-person at Palazzo Buontalenti (Elinor Ostrom Room - BTC104). If you are tuning in from abroad, please use the Zoom link you will receive after registration.


Abdul Mohammed

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