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03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and Beyond

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in englischer Sprache

’This year we will celebrate one of the greatest achievements of humanity: we will celebrate the triumph of freedom over subjugation, the triumph of democracy over racist tyranny, the triumph of hope over despair.’ – This is how Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, described the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994. But what does this freedom imply? The seminar will examine the understanding of freedom and security in selected African states. Is the concept of freedom politically negotiable? Do security forces in Africa actually provide safety or are they, under certain conditions, a source of insecurity?

Researcher, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Managment, National Defence Academy, Vienna Chair
Associate Fellow and Country Lead, Africa Programme, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London Chair
Director, Public Policy Initiative, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Abuja Chair

Dr. Gerald HAINZL

Researcher, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Managment, National Defence Academy, Vienna

 Studium Afrikanistik, Politikwissenschaften und Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
 Doktoratstudium Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Universität Wien
seit 1996 BMLV (Bundesheer)
seit 2004 Institut für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement, Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien

Dr. Leena Koni HOFFMANN

Associate Fellow and Country Lead, Africa Programme, Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London

 Dr Leena Koni Hoffmann is an Associate Fellow of the Africa Programme at Chatham House and the Nigeria Country Lead for the Africa Programme’s Social Norms and Accountable Governance Project (SNAG). She is also a technical advisor on food security and agricultural policy to the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and a member of the International Advisory Board of SOS SAHEL. Leena was recently appointed to the OECD's Sahel and West Africa Club's Gender and Youth Working Group. Her research focuses on regional trade, corruption and governance, African politics and security. Leena has worked as an investigator for Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Commission and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER).

Amara NWANKPA

Director, Public Policy Initiative, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Abuja

 Amara is civic technologies expert and a public policy analyst. He is the Director of the Yar’Adua Foundation’s Public Policy Initiative, established to encourage the formulation and implementation of sustainable public policies focused on climate advocacy, credible elections, governance and accountability in Africa. Amara has been actively involved in civil advocacy and youth mobilisation since 2009 - influencing public policy and governance processes, particularly with regard to energy access and climate action. As part of his work for the Foundation, he leads projects that have influenced public policy on fuel subsidies and placed climate change at the centre of public discourse. The Foundation’s award-winning documentaries," Nowhere to Run" and "Swallow", have been screened internationally and driven conversations and actions on the intersectionality of climate change and security threats. Amara has expertise in designing and deploying digital technology for good governance and national development. He has contributed to the development and implementation of 1-Gov.net platform; a shared services platform for the Nigerian government. 1-Gov.net was awarded the 2013 United Nations Public Service Award for 1st Place in Africa in promoting whole-of-government approaches in the Information Age.

Seminar Week

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14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar