Africa Day @ UMCS

Students in the International Relations Program at Political Science and Journalism Faculty invite all UMCS academic community to the webinar celebrating Africa Day on the 25th of May, 2021. 12:00-14:00 CET. The event is the first in this year African Transitions Series.The session will be conducted in English and is free to attend. Please see below for the program and further information.

To join the webinar on Tuesday 25th May 2021, please follow this link and input the log in details listed below. The webinar will be conducted online via MS Teams.  

Team name: African Transitions Series 2021 Team code: 7rhsw1b


Tuesday 25th May 2021, 12:00-14:00 CET

Opening remarks Prof.dr hab. Marek Pietrsaś,  Director of the Intsitute of Political Science and Adminsitration, UMCS

Presentation 2021 Africa Union Theme: Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.

Presenters Anna Sanga and Pennina Shilongo 

Panel Discussion  Youth at the centre of African integration and development 

Moderating Brian Chaggu


Sangiweyinkosi Sibanda - "The Engine of Sport Recreation That Gets the African Youth Awakened and Involved"

Pennina Shilongo - "Youth as the pinaccle of African Development and Economic Advancement"

Said Selemani - "African intergration based on the aspects of Health and Education"

Qinisela Dube - "Africa youth identity and the role of social media"

African Transitions Series

The African Transitions Series is a yearly academic event at UMCS organized since 2019 and focusing on Africa as an actor in the global environment as well as on development of African communities, societies and states. The event is not only an occasion for the academic exchange and the discussion within the African studies community in Poland and worldwide but also an occasion for the African students and scholars at UMCS to discuss important issues concerning the changes and development of their countries and all the region. It also brings information about Africa as a global actor to the general public

Participating Institutions 

Political Science and Journalism Faculty, UMCS

Pan African University,  Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS)

International Research Foundation

Coordination Committe 

Prof. dr hab. Marek Pietras, dr Julita Agnieszka Rybczynska, Brian Chaggu

Posters graphics: Imadeddine Bendahmane

Contact person:  Brian Chaggu

Watch the video about the event


    Date of addition
    23 May 2021

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