Students at the 2017 LSE Africa Summit


Events, Partnerships and Other Activties

The Centre and wider LSE community provide a platform for African voices to inform and transform the global debate through events such as the Africa Talks series and the LSE Africa Summit

Fadumo Dayib at the Women Leaders on the Global Stage: Lessons for Africa event




Africa Talks Series          

Africa Talks is a series of high-profile events that is part of the LSE public lectures programme and was initially funded by the Annual Fund. The series creates a platform for African voices to inform and transform the global debate.    

Previous speakers include Fadumo Dayib, the first woman to run for President of Somalia, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, now Sultan of Sokoto, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and former Kenyan anti-corruption chief John Githongo.            

Video and audio of African Talks lectures are available. 


The LSE Africa Summit            

The LSE Africa Summit, launched by students in 2014, aims to provide a forum to address the salient issues facing the African continent using an entrepreneurial lens within a community of leaders, businessmen, academics and civil leaders. It comprises a research and a business conference.

The Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina (pictured) was a keynote speaker in 2016.


LSE PfAL Forum

The LSE PfAL Forum , as part of the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL), the biennial gathering of the PfAL Network and its supporters in Africa. The first forum was held in Munyonyo, Uganda from 14-15 January 2016, and focused on the themes of youth empowerment and promoting African intellectualism.

Each PfAL Forum will provide a platform for discussion of issues related to Africa’s development, for networking and bonding as a group, for reviewing member achievements and impact, and to set goals and identify opportunities for the year ahead.



  • Writing Workshop in Sierra Leone: 25–27 June 2019
    This workshop is held at Njala University and open to applications from scholars in Sierra Leone who are in the process of completing a PhD or at an early stage in their academic career. We are accepting applications from across social science disciplines. Please follow the link for more information.
  • Writing Workshop for South Sudanese Early Career Researchers
    This workshop is organised in partnership with The British Academy, the Institute of Peace, Development and Security (University of Juba) and the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (LSE).

Institutional Partnerships


LSE-UCT Institutional Partnership

LSE and the University of Cape Town became institutional partners in May 2010. The relationship has resulted in the LSE-UCT July School , research student exchanges  and a joint MSc/MA degree in Global Media and Communications.