05/04/2018

Amsterdam 14.04.18 | New Activism at the 2018 Afrikadag

Blog / By ZAM reporter

On Saturday 14 April the Foundation Max van der Stoel, in collaboration with FEPS, will host the annual 'Afrikadag' at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. This year’s theme is new activism. While traditional politics on the continent are often still pretty inaccessible, activists know how to enforce change. At the Afrikadag the activists will be given a platform to tell their stories. On the programme are Moses Isooba from Africans Rising, a continent broad movement, and 27-year-old Tikhala Itaye, co-founder of HerLiberty Namibia. OneWorld's editor-in-chief Seada Nourhussen will interview the two about their experiences in activism.

But there will be many more interesting speakers at this year's edition. Ethiopian author Leenco Lata will speak about the concept of "failed states” and eminence grise politician Jan Pronk about his latest book. Lilianne Ploumen reflects on her career as the Dutch Minister of Trade & Aid from 2013 – 2017. The World Bank's  Khama Rogo will speak about digital health financing. And, of course, many more activists will participate in the programme.  

Check the programme at www.afrikadag.nl/english/programma. Are you interested in the hot topic of migration? You will have a field day! You want to chat with the authors of Zwart, a collection by Afropean writers? You can even get you book signed by them. Watch a movie and relax a bit, or get to a special edition of the iAfrica Festival and listen to the best of this festivals' music and look at some contemporary art.

Afrikadag would not be complete without the spectacular after party, Africa at Night, organised by Project Nana for the sixth' time already! Live acts, nice beats from headliner Paa Kofi and others, and delicious African food! It all happens in the Desmet Studios on the Plantage Middenlaan!

Get your ticket for Dag and Night at www.afrikadag.nl/english/inschrijven

The Afrikadag 2018 is organised by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Foundation Max van der Stoel (FMS). The day is sponsored by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), FMO, Cordaid, Partos, ICCO, and media partner OneWorld.