Discussion „Why do we think that Africa has to be saved?"

Afrikos dienos 2019 intMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies of Vilnius University in cooperation with the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO and UNICEF are organising a panel-discussion “Who needs to rescue whom? Why do we think that Africa has to be saved?“.

Local and international experts will share their experience and insights on stereotypes while providing humanitarian assistance to African countries, and will discuss why it is so important to properly communicate about such activities for both donor and recipient communities.

The panel:
- Beathe Øgård, President of the Executive Committee at SAIH, initiative Radi-Aid, (SAIH, Norway)
- Dr. Kristina Garalytė, Director of the Institute of Asian and Transcultural studies at Vilnius University
- Jovita Majauskaitė-Staniulėnė, Director at UNICEF Lithuania
- Kidus Asfaw, Senior Advisor for Innovation at UNICEF
- Eugenija Kovaliova, Programme Director and co-founder of AfriKo
- Kamal Ahamada, researcher/activist

Discussion will be moderated by Viktorija Mickutė, the producer of virtual documentary studio „Contrast“ at “Al Jazeera” with solid experience in engaging with local communities in Africa.

Discussion will be held in English. Programme  

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