The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) recently held its second bi-annual conference at the Institute of African Studies (University of Ghana, Legon) from October 12-14, 2017. The conference has generated a lot of interest, including in the media. “Talking Point” — the longest running talk show on Ghanaian television — has been a driving force for discussing policy and shaping public agenda. Broadcaster and anchor John Osei Tutu Agyeman hosted CIHA Blog Co-Editor and ASAA Conference Program Co-Chair for Africa, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo.
Dr. Wangui wa Goro of the African Development Bank, literary scholar and editor, and Dr. Ato Kwamena Onoma, Senior Program Officer of Research at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) also joined in the discussion on the role played by African states on the global stage. Dr. Wangui declared: “Everybody knows that Africa is the future of the globe and Africa has experienced globalization for longer than most. But for us to realize what this means, it is our ownership and control and our drive that matters.”
Watch the full Talking Point program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA8zpbJ1l_Q