Africa – Asia and the world

AFRASI (African-Asian and International Studies) INSTITUTE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

SCIENTIFIC BOARD / CONSEIL SCIENTIFIQUE

AFRICA-ASIA AND THE WORLD: WHAT RELATIONS FOR GLOBAL PEACE, JUSTICE, PROSPERITY AND SUSTAINABILITY?

International and Inter-Trans-Disciplinary Offline and Online Conference of:
– Inauguration of African-Asian and International Studies Institute AFRASI;
– Commemoration of the 65th Anniversary of the 1958 Accra All-African People’s Conference
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 13-15, 2023
Information:
https://bandungspirit.org/
Abstracts to be submitted online up to June 30, 2023 at
https://forms.gle/9JychuBgtztUsHNJ8
Contact:
secretariat-afrasi@e-group.bandungspirit.org

OFFLINE AND ONLINE PARTICIPANTS
The conference encourages the participation of scholars from a wide range of scientific disciplines (area studies, cultural studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, humanities, languages, management, political and social sciences…) and practitioners from diverse professional fields (business, civil society, education, enterprise, government, management, parliament, public policy, social and solidarity movements…) as well as artists, writers, journalists and activists of social and solidarity movements, based in diverse geographical areas (North, South, East, West, Central AFRICA; North, Central, South AMERICA; the CARIBBEAN; AUSTRALIA; North, East, West, Central, South and Southeast ASIA; Central, Eastern, Southern, Northern, Western EUROPE; RUSSIA, PACIFIC, OCEANIA…).

ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS
1) Deadline of abstract (200-300 words) submission: June 30, 2023
2) Deadline of full paper (2000-3000 words / 5-6 pages) submission: August 31, 2023
3) Notification for the selected presenters: progressively from June 2023. The earlier an abstract is submitted, the earlier its author will get notified, which is important for a travel planning.

POSSIBLE TOPICS
The followings are non-exhaustive issues expected to be raised in the conference:
– Before and beyond hegemony of the West: what were and will be Africa-Asia relations?
– Africa-Asia and Africa-Eurasia: what convergence and what divergence?
– Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America: do they continue to be the peripheries of the West and what are the observable dynamic of decentering?
– Africa-Asia Business Development: what challenges and what perspectives?
– MSME (Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises) in Africa and Asia: what role in national economy and what mutual exchanges are possible?
– BRICS summit in Africa: what impacts on Africa?
– NAM, BRICS, Africa, Asia and Latin America: what synergy for a global restructuring?
– The West and Asia in Africa: what interests and what risks for Africa?
– The summits of China-Africa, India-Africa, Japan-Africa, Korea-Africa, Turkiye-Africa, Iran-Africa, Indonesia-Africa, EU-Africa, USA-Africa, Russia-Africa: what benefits for Africa?
– FESPACO and BIFF (Busan International Film Festival): what relations are mutually and globally beneficial?
– African, Asian and American Tropical Forests: what challenges and perspectives for economy and ecology?
– Black-lives-matter: racism against African and Asian in the West, does it continue and for what reasons?
– Asians and Africans in Asia, in Africa and elsewhere: what perceptions on both sides? Is there any reciprocal racism among them?
– Tradition, Culture and Religion: what role in identities, patriarchy and gender issues?
– Indigenous and Imported Religions: what challenges and what perspectives for a peaceful co-existence or fusion?
– Languages and Nations: what place for former colonial languages in national independence and sovereignty?
– The Afrodescendant in America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Pacific and Oceania: who are they and what do they become?
– Demography, Migration, Urbanisation, Ruralisation: what planning and what mitigation?
– The G20 and the 20 poorest countries in the world: what relations?
– The G20 Summits: what impacts on Africa?

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