New African Thinkers
Agenda 2063, Drivers of Change
About the book
The African Union’s Agenda 2063 is ambitious. It advocates for, among others,
• equitable and people-centred growth and development;
• eradication of poverty;
• development of human capital;
• creation of infrastructure and provision of public goods and services;
• empowerment of women and youth;
• promotion of peace and security, and the strengthening of democratic states, and
• creating participatory and accountable governance institutions.
New African Thinkers: Agenda Africa, 2063 presents the thinking of emerging scholars on these critical issues – those on whose shoulders the responsibility rests for taking this agenda forward. The book will be an essential reference for researchers and educators who are interested in Africa’s developmental path as designed in the Agenda 2063.
Part 1: Peace and Security, including Democracy and Governance
1. Interrogating the relationship between unconstitutional changes of government and illicit drugs in West Africa: The case of Guinea-Bissau and Guinea Conakry Isaac A Aladegbola
2. African electoral conflicts: Conditioning and triggering factors
3. A contradiction in conflict: Armed non-state actors that contribute to
security in Africa
Part 2: Gender and Global Change
4. A gendered analytical perspective of adaptation policies and strategies in Africa
5. Assessing gendered vulnerability to climate change in Nzhelele, Limpopo Province Jestina Chineka, Agnes Musyoki, Edmore Kori and Hector Chikoore
6. The right to landscape: Facing climate change and a gendered political
economy through ‘pastoralist’ peace-building in Somalia
7. Transformational development: The nexus between biodiversity and the
trade in traditional medicine in South Africa
Sibusiso G Nkosi
Part 3: Development for the People
8. The contribution of corporate social investment to sustainable cultural heritage resource management in Botswana: The case of Debswana Diamond Mining Company
Part 4: Science and Technology
9. Information and communications technology distribution inequalities in rural South Africa
Kgabo H Ramoroka
10. Converting municipal solid waste into energy in Africa
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