Welcome to Governance in Africa: Conversations

This site contains over 160 videos and audio recordings of inspired thinkers, academics, policy makers and experts discussing the issue of governance in Africa, and its relationship to economic development. Many of these resources were gathered from the residential schools which take place in a different African country each year, organised by the Centre of African Studies, University of London in the United Kingdom, and funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. You can also find Powerpoint slides from presentations delivered by the residential school speakers, and interviews with the school participants. Explore the Youth Engagement page to see how young people in Accra, Ghana have used these resources to spark a debate about governance in their own communities.

Find out more about the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative on the ‘About’ page.

Governance in Africa: Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo Conversations

In this Governance in Africa Conversations podcast, Dr. Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, talks about natural resources in Africa, governance and the effects of climate change. The interviewer is Robtel Neajai Pailey, SOAS Ph.D. student and Mo Ibrahim scholar. Dr. Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International. In addition to leading […]

Governance in Africa: Silas Siakor

Silas Siakor

Silas Kpanan’Ayoung Siakor officially launched the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) to empower local communities in Liberia to have an active role in natural resources governance. In 2006, Siakor received the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest prize honouring grassroots environmentalists, for his fearsome advocacy. In this Governance in Africa Conversation produced by the School of […]