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.


Articles and interviews


Authors of African descent


Authors from Asia and South America


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.



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.

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.

In this interview Antonio Franceschini, discusses how CNA Federmoda is proposing itself as a privileged place that facilitates partnerships between professionals in the fashion industry, and how it  faces the challenge of making the sector attractive for younger generations while fostering SDG 8 on decent job and labour migration governance (especially by involving designers and entrepreneurs in the diaspora), SDG 5 on gender equality, SDG 10 on reduce inequality and SDG 1 on the eradication of poverty.

Interviewers: Humuza Gisa Roick and Beatriz Lincoln Verçosa, Global Governance BA students at Università Tor Vergata.

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.

For the past 25 years, he has dedicated his life to world development and human rights. As an international expert, he worked on issues of refugees resettlement and global development.

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.