4:30 pm - 9:00 pm (JST), Sunday, November 22, 2020
International Zoom Symposium on Youth in Africa
An international zoom symposium on African youth will be held on November 22, 2020. Dr. Wakana Shino, an associate professor of Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA) and African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS), organizes it.
Pre-registration is required from here by November 20, 2020.
They also call for papers and essays from African graduate students which they plan to publish after the symposium. Please visit here for further information.
ILCAA International Zoom Symposium:How Are Young People in Africa Thinking and Living? : Education, Unemployment, Aesthetics, Politics, and Singleness
◆Date: Sunday, November 20, 2020
4:30pm (UTC(Coordinated Universal Time)+9/JST: Japan) 10:30am (UTC+3/EAT: Uganda, Kenya) 8:30am (UTC+1/CET: Poland, Denmark)
◆Venue: Online (Zoom)
Opening Remarks and Introduction4:30-4:45pm (JST), 10:30-10:45am (EAT), 8:30-8:45am (CET)
Dr. Wakana SHIINO (Assoc. Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Japan)
<Session 1> Impact of Education on Youth4:45-5:45pm (JST), 10:45-11:45am (EAT), 8:45-9:45am (CET)
Dr. Chris OPESEN (Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda)'Culture, Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education Aspects in East Africa: Ethnographic Evidence from the Pokot Context of Female Genital Modification Rituals'
Dr. Soichiro SHIRAISHI (Assoc. Professor, Hirosaki University, Japan)'Extended "Age of Opportunity"? : Adolescence, Uncertainty and Globalism among Youth in East Africa'
<Session 2> Youth's Dream and Challenges5:55-6:55pm (JST), 10:55-11:55am (EAT), 9:55-10:55am (CET)
Dr. Wakana SHIINO'House Girl's Life Plan in Nairobi: Reality and Dream'
Mr. Takuya HAGIWARA (Researcher, Kyoto University, Japan)'Use of Sport ×Social Media for Moving on to the Next Stage of Life: A Case of Young Cyclists in Kenya'
☕Break 5 mins
<Session 3> Youth, Music and Politics}7:00-8:30pm (JST), 12:00-13:30pm (EAT), 11:00am-12:30pm (CET)
Dr. Piotr CICHOCKI (Assoc.Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland)'The Sound of the Young Mzimba: (Im)material Connections of Malawian Electronic Music'
Dr. Nanna SCHNEIDERMANN (Assist. Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark)'Ugandan Music Stars Between Political Agency, Patronage and Market Relations: Cultural Brokerage and Digital "Bigness" in Times of Elections.'
Mr. Ian KARUSIGARIRA (PhD Candidate, TUFS)'Facing up to Contemporary Political Absolutism through History and Threats: Aesthetics, LGBTI+ and the Youth Movements in Uganda'
Questions and Answers, Discussions8:40pm-9:00pm (JST), 1:40-2:00pm (EAT), 12:40-1:00pm (CET)
DiscussantDr. Laban Kithinji KINYUA (JSPS Research Fellow, Hosei University, Japan)Prof. Peter ATEKYEREZA（Makerere University）
Dr. Soichiro SHIRAISHI and Wakana SHIINO
◆Pre-registration is required from here by November 20.
◆Sponsorship:Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
◆Endorsement: African Studies Center - TUFS