International Conference on "Rising Africa: Looking Back to Think Ahead" from 3 - 4 October 2023 at MMAJ-Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia islamia (JMI), New Delhi.
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International Conference on "Rising Africa: Looking Back to Think Ahead" from 3-4 October 2023
International Webinar on May 5th 2020
Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009



International Webinar 








External Diplomacy of Human Resource


Development and Capacity Building





organised by




Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS), JNU,



Political Science Department, Financial University under the Government of the


Russian Federation,



African Studies Association of India (ASA India)





Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)




Date: 28/5/2024






10:00 AM (Moscow Time) /



12:30 PM (Indian Standard Time) 





Africa was subjected to a long colonial rule followed by a continued neo-colonial exploitation by traditional powers. Nationalist leaders were often undermined or ousted through military or civilian interventions. These leaders were frequently co-opted to serve the interests of the former colonial powers and their allies. People, human resources, health, and education were neglected and absent from the policy agendas of these captive African governments. The neo-colonial powers showed no interest in capacity building, whether in the economic sector or in the realm of democratic governance. The emerging new leadership in Africa, along with the youth and long-deceived masses, are now demanding a change in their external neo-colonial relationships. They intend to diversify their external linkages and rope in emerging countries from Asia and Latin America who do not have colonial baggage.


They intend to focus African external engagement from diplomatic, political engagement to human resource development and capacity building of people. It is from this perspective, the proposed webinar on Africa would like to understand and examine external diplomacy of human resource development and capacity building by some of the major benign powers from Asia, Russia and other parts of the world.





  • Prof. Ajay Dubey (Moderator)
  • Prof. Hussein Solomon (From South Africa - Initial Remarks)
  • Dr. Eugenia Makhmutova (Russia - Africa)
  • Prof Jamal Moosa (India - Africa)
  • Dr. Daria Osinina (China - Africa)
  • Dr Sushmita Rajwar (Japan - Africa)
  • Dr. Veronica Usacheva (West-Africa)
  • Dr Chandani Tiwari (South Korea - Africa⁠)
  • Dr. Santosh Kumar (Turkey - Africa)
  • Maxim Kaminsky (Turkey - Africa)
  • Dr. Aditya Anshu (GCC and Africa)
  • Dr. Timur Khairullin (UAE-Africa)
  • Prof. Olutayo Adesina (From Nigeria- Concluding Remarks)
  • Dr. Rashmi Rani (Vote of Thanx)



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