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Conference on "India and Africa in 21st Century: Experiences and Issues of Governance, Development and Foreign Policies" by PRIASA, New Delhi and OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 11 December 2014 at OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Call for Papers

 

International Conference organized by PRIASA , New Delhi (www.priasa.in )

and

OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (http://www.ossrea.net/)

on

11th December 2014

at Conference Hall, OSSREA, Addis Ababa University Campus

 

Concept Note

India and Africa in 21st Century: Experiences and Issues of Governance, Development and Foreign Policies

India and Africa have been sharing common ties of history, colonialism, freedom struggles and cultural affinities. The 21st century witnessed active globalization forces around the world and these two countries have experienced it together. The introduction of free markets, free trade and capitalist globalization was accepted by India and Africa as TINA factor (shortened form of ‘There Is No Alternative’ slogan). Today, the relationship between India and Africa has also acquired a character that can be termed as robust and dynamic and a strategic partnership. Both the regions have witnessed similar processes of democratization, privatization and liberalization. The relations between India and Africa have been based on the principles of South-South cooperation especially in the context of the emerging powers.

The Indian approach to cooperation programmes is non-intrusive, non-prescriptive and consultative and is very much focused on the needs of the people of African continent. The Indian African partnership also displays a very strong political understanding. The political support for the African countries has been revitalized by closer economic cooperation, developmental assistance and investments in the private sector. Indian diaspora today plays a very important role in the socio-economic development of several African countries. India Africa cooperation has reached new heights since the introduction of India-Africa Forum Summit in 2008 held in New Delhi. Apart from the Pan African e-network project, capacity development and Human Resource development has been on the agenda of this renewed relationship and assistance from India has been provided.  

The growing presence of the Asian giants like India and China has also been seen with much skepticism by the rest of the world. Despite official denial that the two Asian giants are competitors, India has been making significant changes in its foreign policies in order to match up with the Chinese.

In view of these arguments, the seminar intends to examine the impact of global forces, emerging powers, market economy and the democratic upsurge in domestic and foreign policies of India and African sub-continent.

The proposed sub-themes for the seminar will be, though not excluding other relevant issues:-

1)     Democratization in India and Africa: Experience, Issues and Challenges

2)     India and Africa: Prospects and Challenges of South-South Cooperation

3)     Managing and negotiating globalization: Impact on Development in India and Africa

4)     Development and Empowerment Strategy: Experiences and Challenges of India and African Countries

5)     Globalization, Emerging Powers and their Engagement with Africa

6)     Changing Nature of the Foreign policies and International Engagement of India and Africa in 21st century

7)     Managing institutions of Global Governance, Environment and Conflict Management: Engagement of India and Africa

8)     BRICS and Africa

 

Practicalities: Please send your abstract to:  conference.asa@gmail.com and copy marked to mihyo@ossrea.net

by 20th November 2014.

There will be no registration fee. Food and conference kits will be free for participants.

Certificate of participation will be issued to all paper presenters.

 

 

 


Posted on:14-Nov-2014
 
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