PERSPECTIVES2023-11-28T13:33:30+01:00

PERSPECTIVES

Support to African and diaspora young researchers and analysts

The in-depth studies promote a narrative of Africa (or Africas) through analyses and interviews carried out by young people, students, journalists and professionals on the continent or in the diaspora; through their own direct experiences, the authors question the social, political, economic and cultural relevance of the ongoing processes and the impact they generate in local communities in meeting the sustainable development goals as stated in the 2030 and 2063 agendas.

The Perspectives area is a dynamic space in which authors can strengthen their professional skills, create intra and intercontinental links, and nourrish migration and development processes through a structured channel of exchange. The publications thus become a means of highlighting the areas of encounter between the interests of African companies and local communities on the one hand and the priorities identified by Italian and European institutions and cooperation actors on the other.

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Articles and interviews

29

Authors of African descent

3

Authors from Asia and South America

PUBLICATIONS

Our publications alternate socio-economic analyses of the continent and broader reflections on the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals. By cross-referencing the themes and initiatives supported by the Foundation, they offer readers a perspective based on the authors’ direct experience and projections for the future.

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INTERVIEWS

Fondazione Aurora promotes a two-way dialogue between Europe and Africa, in which the protagonists give voice to the experiences of their own territory. We consider interviews with local partners as a precious tool to reduce the geographical distance, to capture the specificities of the interventions and the impact they produce in the society.

Lwando Xaso: The Voice of the Youth in Building a Better Future

After looking at historical periods of great suffering such as apartheid in South Africa, where people were silenced and marginalized, it becomes important to give space to historically marginalized people and use our imagination to create a more just future. In this video Lwando Xaso shares her experience of youth mobilization and discusses how youth organizations can make their voices heard and participate in decision-making processes. The video also covers how to do capacity building to support the acquisition of new skills and the roles of initiatives such as the WikiAfrica Education Program promoted by Fondazione Aurora and Moleskine Foundation, which aims to make young people active producers of knowledge.

Pap Khouma en conversation littéraire avec Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Prix Goncourt 2021 [SUB ITA]

Classe 1990, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr si è aggiudicato il Premio Goncourt con ”La più recondita memoria degli uomini, traduzione italiana a cura di Edizioni E/O, un romanzo universale che attinge alla cultura Sérère e alla letteratura dell’America Latina. Fondazione Aurora ha organizzato una conversazione letteraria tra Pap Khouma e Mohamed Mbougar Sarr in occasione della sua partecipazione alla Fiera “Più libri più liberi”. Un dialogo letterario ricco, tra due autori che rappresentando due diverse generazioni letterarie e che, attraverso le proprie opere, creano livelli nuovi di interconnessione tra mondi geograficamente lontani.

Intervista a Sarah Kamsu – fondatrice di We Africans United e TV host di “Afrik Story”

Sarah Kamsu è una giornalista milanese di origine camerunese che ha fondato il gruppo We Africans United nel 2020, con l’intento di stimolare i giovani afrodiscendenti ad esplorare storie e culture del proprio continente di origine e formare nuovi leader consapevoli che possano essere pionieri di un nuovo cambiamento. In questa conversazione con Beatriz Lincoln Verçosa, Sarah racconta i due anni di We Africans United e l’esperienza come conduttrice del programma francese “Afrik Story” trasmesso in 40 paesi africani per raccontare in pillole la storia africana.

Afrocuration 3.0 Moz – Who We Are

Il 7 e l’8 ottobre 30 giovani tra studenti universitari, professori, giornalisti e attivisti mozambicani hanno preso parte alla terza edizione di AfroCuration in Mozambico per promuovere la crescita della lingua e cultura mozambicana Emakhwa su Wikipedia. L’iniziativa è stata organizzata da Ethale Publishing nell’ambito del programma WikiAfrica Education, in partenariato con Moleskine Foundation e Fondazione Aurora. “Who We Are” AfroCuration 3.0 Mozambique è ricaduto nella settimana del 30° anniversario – il 4 ottobre – della firma dell’Accordo Generale di Pace di Roma del 1992, il Trattato che ha segnato la fine della guerra in Mozambico.

Padre Samnè racconta Puits de Jacob, impresa di perforazione di Banfora, Burkina Faso

Fondazione Aurora collabora con Movimento Shalom, OCADES Banfora e l’impresa Puits de Jacob per contribuire all’accesso universale all’acqua e creare occupazione locale. Questa impresa di perforazione di pozzi d’acqua costituita da 5 giovani burkinabè, opera nella Regione delle Cascate e nel comune di Banfora, a favore delle comunità locali e in linea con il piano di sviluppo idrico comunale e regionale.

Dal Mozambico all’Italia per diffondere la letteratura africana

La partnership tra Fondazione Aurora ETS ed Ethale Publishing è nata nel quadro dei percorsi formativi di WikiAfrica Education in sinergia con Moleskine Foundation. Dal 2021 Fondazione Aurora supporta attivamente AfroCuration Mozambique e il consolidamento imprenditoriale di Ethale Publishing. Jessemusse Cacinda, Manager Director nella settimana dal 27 settembre al 5 ottobre è stato in visita in Italia, nell’occasione insieme al Co-fondatore Alex MacBeth, il 28 settembre è avvenuto un incontro con Fondazione Aurora.

Challenges of sustainable and equitable fashion between Italy and Africa. Interviewing CNA Federmoda

The global value chain of the fashion and textile industry is asked to provide sustainable choices to local designers and international brands that want to position themselves as trailblazers while also pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, the standards of quality and innovation of the “Made in Italy” cannot be achieved without a win-win relationship with their African counterparts.

A conversation between Antonio Franceschini, Humuza Gisa Roick, and Beatriz Lincoln Verçosa

Youth innovation challenge on democracy and governance in Africa, interview with Ambassador Hammad

Ambassador Salah S. Hammad is the Head of the African Governance Platform Secretariat and the Head of the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Unit within the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission. In this interview with Global Governance BA students Humuza Gisa Roick and Beatriz Lincoln Verçosa, Amb. Hammad discusses the African 2063 Agenda through the empowerment of youth leaders and the promotion of gender equality.

WE ARE MADE IN ITALY – Interview with Michelle Ngonmo, the CEO of Afro Fashion

Interview with Michelle Ngonmo, the CEO of the Afro Fashion Association about the debut of Fab Five Bridge Builders on Milano Fashion Week 2021 by Beatriz Verçosa and Gisa Roick

THE FAB FIVE: Karim Daodio, Mokodu Fall, Frida Kiza, Joy Meribe and Gisèle Claudia Ntsama

The interview is brought to you by Fondazione Aurora and the Global Observer.