AfOx insaka | 14:00
Prof Caesar Atuire: Why the world will not have an African Herbal Medicine cure or vaccine for Covid-19
Dr Anne Makena & Morategi Kale: Advancing research partnerships - the AfOx approach
The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform with the aim of facilitating equitable research collaborations between researchers based in African institutions and the University of Oxford. One of our most successful activities is a regular networking event, the AfOx insaka, at which two speakers give short presentations followed by a Q&A session. During the current pandemic we have gone over to live digital insakas which, although they have the disadvantage of not having drinks afterwards, have the big advantage of widening participation for both speaker and participants outside Oxford and the UK.
Caesar Atuire is a philosopher and bioethicist based at the Department of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Ghana, Legon. He was an AfOx Visiting Fellow in 2018, and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College in 2020. His philosophical research interests explore both African and global sources of normative thinking. He has carried out research on the frameworks informing attitudes towards mental disorder and suicide in Ghana. Caesar is also the Founder and President of Amicus Onlus, an NGO delivering healthcare to marginalised rural communities in the coastal areas of Ghana.
Anne Makena is the Programme Coordinator of the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx). Anne is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategy of AfOx as well as managing its core programmes.
Morategi Kale is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford and the Student Engagement Liaison at AfOx. Mora works to identify areas where AfOx can support African students in Oxford, and helps plan programmes and events to deliver the support.
Participants will be able to send in their questions to the speakers during the talk. Register to get a reminder for the insaka here and join in live here.