The Peter A. Allard School of Law together with Liu Institute Network for Africa will host a virtual conference from June 21 – 25, 2021, on the theme “Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: A Socio-legal Foundation of the Africa We Want.”
The purpose of this conference is to bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to rethink the challenges to sustainable development in Africa using Africa’s most recent development formulation—Agenda 2063—as a lens. We ask a pertinent question, “how should law respond to Africa’s development challenges under Agenda 2063?” In answering this question, we intend to apply a postmodern and pluralistic perspective and deconstruct our understanding of “law” and “development,” which have hitherto been situated in western-centric philosophies and worldviews. We also hope to explore the relationship between “law” and “development,” particularly by re-examining law and its efficacy as a tool for promoting development within and amongst African states.
Submissions to the conference have now closed.
More information on the conference, please visit the conference website.
Co-hosted by the Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC) and the Liu Institute Network for Africa, Liu Institute for Global Issues, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.