Since 2017 Fondazione Edu, in partnership with COE-Centro Orientamento Educativo, has been promoting an annual event during the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival (www.festivalcinemaafricano.org) in Milan.
Each edition focuses on a specific theme of contemporary Africa and gathers together scholars, practitioners and experts in a round-table followed by the screening of an African movie.
Africa Talks 2020 – Cityscapes: the transformations of urban Africa
THE EDITION PLANNED FOR MARCH 23rd 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED IN AUTUMN DUE TO CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY.
The round-table focuses on urban changes and architectural innovations in Africa: experts from different countries exchange on mobility, new infrastructures, housing patterns and environmental risks by presenting case-studies from Kenya, Ethiopia and Angola.
Film: “Great Green Wall” (Jared P. Scott, 2019, USA)
The previous editions
Africa Talks 2019 – Back to the roots. Agriculture and nutrition between old and new knowledge
In the round-table international experts discussed about the value of local production and the promotion of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) to improve food security, small farmers entrepreneurship and resilience to climate change.
Film: “Thank you for the rain” (Dahr, Musya, 2017, Kenia-Norway)
Africa Talks 2018 – How new technologies are changing Africa
The round-table presented the cases of a Nigerian digital TV, an Ethiopian IT academy and the Ivorian photographic sector as well as a reflection about the social and cultural impact of communication and information technology sectors in the continent.
Film: “Liyana” (Koop & Koop, 2017, USA-South Africa)
Africa Talks 2017 – Africa, continent of the future. University and new entrepreneurship
Scholars both from Italy and Ghana analyzed the relationship between tertiary education and labour market. Speakers have discussed challenges and opportunities of youth employment and higher education and presented different experiences in the continent, from promoting women participation in sciences to the growth of social enterprises.
Film: “Nakom” (Pittman, Norris, 2016, USA-Ghana)