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SEI and SweDev dialogue on human rights, citizenship and good governance in Africa

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team and SweDev are proud to present keynote speakers Patience Mususa and Cristiano Lanzano from the Nordic Africa Institute for the dialogue on development research 29 November.

Mususa and Lanzano will present an overview of the challenges related to citizenship in Africa, south of the Sahara.

29 November 2022 at 12:00 CET

ending at 13:15 CET

Sweden and Online

Online

Human rights in Africa.

Human rights in Africa. Photo: Jun / Getty Images Plus.

Rights, citizenship and good governance in African states

Considering rights, citizenship and good governance in African states, Mususa and Lanzano argue for establishing a social contract, which reconciles particularistic identities (such as ethnicity) with citizenship and governance under the rule of law as an investment into enhanced trust in a citizen-state interaction.

A policy promoting and embracing a positive notion of citizenship could be an opportunity for states and governments as well as citizens. This could be seen as an investment in social stability and a shared identification with the common good.

Elisabeth OliviusSweDev Executive Committee member and Associate Professor at Umeå University, will give welcome remarks. Eleanor Fisher, Head of Research at the Nordic Africa Institute, will moderate the dialogue together with Ylva Rylander, Lead Communications Officer for SweDev at SEI. Alice Tunfjord, SweDev secretariat and SEI Associate will host the dialogue.

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Agenda 29 November

12:00 Welcome remarks

  • Elisabeth Olivius, SweDev Executive Committee member and Associate Professor at Umeå University

12:05 Introduction

  • Eleanor Fisher, Head of Research, Nordic Africa Institute

12:10 Keynote: Rights, citizenship and good governance in African states

  • Cristiano Lanzano, Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute
  • Patience Mususa, Senior Researcher, Nordic Africa Institute

12:45 Audience questions to the keynote speaker, moderated by

  • Eleanor Fisher, Head of Research, Nordic Africa Institute
  • Ylva Rylander, Lead Communications Officer for SweDev at SEI

13:05 Concluding remarks

  • Elisabeth Olivius, SweDev Executive Committee member and Associate Professor at Umeå University

13:15 Closing

SEI team

Ylva Rylander
Ylva Rylander

Communications and Impact Officer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

Alice Tunfjord
Alice Tunfjord

Associate

SEI Headquarters

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This dialogue is part of SEI’s and SweDev’s dialogue series on development research. There will be an opportunity to pose questions to the keynote speaker via a Q&A function during the event. Please note that the event will be recorded.

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About the keynote speakers

Mususa

Patience Mususa is a Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute and an environmental anthropologist specialising on mining and human settlement, copper mining towns, planning and urbanization, and community welfare. She is working at the intersections of research, policy and practice.

Mususa is a member of the Editorial Board of the Urban Forum scientific journal, a co-convenor within the Collaborative Research Group African Urban Dynamics, and member of the Institute for Humanities in Africa policy working group at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Lanzano_2022

Cristiano Lanzano is a Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute and a social anthropologist with a background in political science and development studies. He is an expert on the extractive sector and mining, natural resources and conservation, rural-urban continuum, anthropology of development and youth and urban culture. Lanzano is a Subject Editor for the Nordic Journal of African Studies.

Dialogues on development research

The dialogue series on development research is organized by the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) and SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team.

The aim of the dialogues on development research is to spread findings of development research by creating a learning space where researchers can share their work in an informal and easily accessed setting. The dialogue series are targeting researchers, practitioners and policymakers within the development research area.

Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev)

The Swedish Development Research Network is a member-based network. SweDev aims to connect development researchers across Sweden to strengthen collaboration within the research community and to increase interaction between development researchers and practitioners.

SweDev is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and led by a steering committee consisting of representatives from Swedish academic institutions.

Join SweDev as a member. Learn more about SweDev @SweDevNetwork.

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team perform research on topics related to human development and environment. The team conducts research from local to global scale, providing state of the art interdisciplinary research, analysis and training to inform policy and practice at the nexus of environment and development research and policy.

Learn more about SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team.

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