Call for applications: Annual Africa Summit – Africa within a Global Context

On the 22nd and 23rd of April 2016 the London School of Economics and Political Science will organise its third annual Africa Summit. This year’s summit brings together leading policy-makers, researchers, business leaders and practitioners around the theme of “Africa within a global context”.

 The research conference held on 22 April 2016, themed “Challenging Conventions”, will feature expert panel discussions on law and illicit financial flows, the politics of knowledge, and the importance of social media as a space for agency. In the afternoon, a breakout session based on research papers will be held around three themes: China in Africa, the ‘global’ land grab and global responses to gendered realities.The London School of Economics would be honored to have Africanists to attend the research conference. We believe this will be a wonderful opportunity for you as a scholar to connect with academics, practitioners and policy-makers within the development sphere. 

 We sincerely hope that you will share in our enthusiasm for this summit and will consider participating in what is set to be a remarkable occasion. Given the pool of expertise and enterprising talent at the intellectual core of the LSE, we are confident that your presence will be valued.

 We look forward to hearing from you. Should you have any queries or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at or