Africa 2060


The Africa 2060 Project was a Pardee Center program of research, publications, and symposia exploring African futures in various aspects related to development on continental and regional scales. Through Africa 2060, the center hoped to provide insights into Africa’s development prospects and challenges over the next half century.


Conference: Good News From Africa, Friday, April 16 2010

The Pardee Center organized an all-day conference at Boston University on Friday, April 16, 2010. The conference brought together leading scholars, practitioners, and experts on Africa in a series of discussion panels which took an in-depth view of current trends in social and economic development, politics, and culture within the continent and its subregions. Boston University’s Africa Studies Center (ASC) and the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC)—two leading centers of African studies, both at Boston University—were collaborating partners for the conference.

The goal of the conference was to highlight the trends likely to shape the region over the next half century, especially those that have the potential to reach positive outcomes. The conference sought to incite a conversation focused on the steps needed to craft a better future for the continent without ignoring the realities on the ground or the difficulty of change.

More information about the conference can be found here.

The following links are to videos of the conference:

1) Session 1: Social Development
2) Session 2: Markets & Economy
3) Keynote Address
4) Session 3: Politics & Institutions
5) Session 4: Society & Culture

Pardee House Seminar: Africa 2060 – Health & Development, Thursday, July 1, 2010

On July 1, 2010, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future held a lunch seminar on “Africa 2060 – Health & Development.” Part of the Pardee House Seminars series, the event featured Prof. Astier M. Almedom, Dr. Alfredo Burlando, and Dr. Melissa Graboyes and was moderated by Prof. Adil Najam, Director of the Pardee Center.

More information about the seminar can be found here.
A video of the seminar can be found here.

Pardee House Seminar: Launch of the “Africa 2060: Good News From Africa” Conference Report, Monday, December 6, 2010

The report of the Pardee Center’s ‘Africa 2060: Good News from Africa‘ conference was launched at a special Pardee House Seminar on December 6, 2010. Panelists included Amb. Charles Stith, Director of the BU African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC); Prof. Timothy Longman, Director of the BU African Studies Center (ASC), and Dr. Julius Gatune Kariuki, Visiting Fellow at the BU Pardee Center and Fellow at the African Center of Economic Transformation (ACET) in Ghana. Prof. Adil Najam, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, moderated the discussion.

More information about the seminar can be found here.
The conference report can be downloaded here.
A video of the seminar can be found here.


15-PP-coverPardee Paper, No. 015
The Future of Agriculture in Africa
By Julius Gatune Kariuki

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Africa’s Technology Futures: Three Scenarios
By Dirk Swart
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Africa 2060: Good News from Africa
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Pardee Paper, No. 010
Sub Saharan Africa at a Crossroads:
A Quantitative Analysis of Regional Development
By Zachary C. Tyler and Sucharita Gopa
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Envisioning Africa’s Future:
A Story of Changing Perceptions
by Julius Gatune Kariuki
Pardee_Paper #9 coverPardee Paper, No. 009
Narcotics Trafficking in West Africa:
A Governance Challenge
by Peter L. Maguire
Pardee-IIB-011-thIssues in Brief, No. 011
The Changing Shape of Malnutrition:
Obesity in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Arianna Fogelman
pardee-iib-10-thIssues in Brief, No. 010
A Call for a Resilience Index for Health and Social Systems in Africa
by Astier Almedom


Issues in Brief, No. 008
Learning from the Past:
The Future of Malaria in Africa
by Melissa Graboyes

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Issues in Brief, No. 005
Sustainable Development in Africa:
Agriculture, Trade and Climate Change
by Kati Kulovesi