Africa's role in managing global risks
Forum at SAIIA House, Johannesburg

From left to right: SAIIA youth development officer Desirée Kosciulek; Coleen Vogel, professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and Nobel peace prize recipient as former member of IPCC’s fourth main report; Deon Shekuza, director of Namibian Youth on Renewable Energy (NAYORE); Vivian Adhiambo Onano, vice-chair of the Global Youth Empowerment Fund; Kenneth Diole, of SAIIA, moderator of the talk; Luanda Mpungose, programme officer in the Governance and APRM Programme at SAIIA; Wanjira Mathai, director of the Wangari Maathai Foundation; and Victoria Wariaro, outreach officer at the Global Challenges Foundation. (Copyright Petrus Saayman/SAIIA/Global Challenges Foundation).

On 27 March the Global Challenges Foundation and South Africa Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) host “Africa’s role in governing global risks; emerging voices from the continent” – a panel discussion and forum on the role Africa play in addressing global risks, in the light of Africa’s young and growing population. The forum is devoted to developing a platform for new thinking on the shape of global governance models, and will include a presentation of the Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape.

The event is held at 4 – 6 PM local time in SAIIA Hall at Wits University campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information and to register for the event, follow this link.

For questions about the event, e-mail youth(at)