Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds


The venue of the starting event will be The Hague University for Applied Sciences (De Haagse Hogeschool), Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag, on 2 and 3 December 2020. This event will also be accessible virtually.
The panels will be presented, spread over a period of three months (between December 2 and February 28). Each convenor can decide whether these presentations will be virtual or physical, and where the venue will be.

Starting event at the The Hague University on 2 – 3 December

Preliminary programme

Wednesday 2 December 2020

11.00-12.00 Opening speeches and first keynote lecture
12.00-13.15 Session 1
13.30-14.00 Lunch
14.15-15.00 Second keynote lecture
15.00-16.15 Session 2
16.15-16.45 Tea/coffee
16.45-18.00 Session 3
18.00-19.00 Refreshments
19.00-21.30 Dinner

This day the following four panels (partly parallel sessions) will be presented:
Panel 1 by The Hague University
Panel 3 by Nuffic
Panel 20 by LUMC/EUR-mc on corona and health in Africa, connected to experiences in Europe
Panel 50 by The Hague University on corona and higher education in Africa, connected to experiences in Europe

Thursday 3 December 2020

11.00-12.00 Third keynote lecture
12.00-13.15 Session 4
13.30-14.00 Lunch
14.15-15.00 Fourth keynote lecture
15.00-16.15 Session 5
16.15-16.45 Tea/coffee
16.45-18.00 Session 6
18.00-19.00 Final words and interview
19.00-21.30 Public event language team related to panel 28

This day the following three panels will be presented:
Panel 46 by the The Hague University
Panel 47 by Food and Business Platform together with Nuffic
Panel 28 by Leiden University about language

50 panels with 70 panel sessions in seven rounds, each with three to five papers and some also with posters and/or other activities. Popular topics will have a sequence of panel sessions. Each panel session will preferably be chaired by a team of one person working at an institution in Europe, and one African colleague. Some panel teams will be (considerably) bigger, and will cover several institutions from Africa and Europe. In each panel session there will be two students who will take notes, and two students who will ‘stream’ the session and take pictures.