Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: A Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want

Monday June 21, 2021 - Thursday June 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Peter A. Allard School of Law and the Liu Institute Network for Africa at the University of British Columbia are pleased to host the virtual conference, Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: A Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want from June 21 to 24, 2021. Over 30 scholars and practitioners from across the globe will share their views on the African Union’s most recent development agenda and offer critical insights on the future of law and development in Africa. The conference forms part of a collaborative research project co-hosted by Liu Institute Network for Africa, Peter. A. Allard School of Law and Law and Society Association in the United States (US).

Keynote Speakers

  1. Justice Nkemdilim Izuako will deliver a keynote address on Monday, June 21. She is a current judge in Nigeria, and a former judge of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal, the Court of Appeal of the Gambia, and the High Court of the Solomon Highlands (as the first female).
  2. Professor Penelope Andrews will deliver the closing remarks on Thursday, June 24. She is a Professor at New York Law School, and the President of Law and Society Association in the US from 2019 to 2021. She is also the first Black South African Dean to be appointed at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Law.


Registration for the conference is free but required. Please visit the conference registration page. To learn more about the various panels, please view the schedule here. Finally, you can read more about the collaborate research project here.