26 June 2017
The continent of Africa is full of emerging economies, although many of these emerging situations do not follow the parameters and dynamics that guide the so called Western economies. They often have their own rhythms and formats. The Rototom Sunsplash Social Forum 2017 will address this situation in debates on August 17 and 19, discussing the challenges and economic alternatives that are being proposed on the continent. These models form a part of realities unknown to us that are represented by the Africas of Africa, which is the core theme of the space for debate and reflection at the centre of the festival.
The African challenge to economic globalization is the title of the debate on Sunday August 19 that will bring together the Egyptian economist and political scientist Samir Amin and the Italian anthropologist Davide Cirillo. Both will discuss the African responses to the global economy and phenomena such as Land Grabbing and the efforts being made in Africa to stop this process. The other debate that will take place on August 17 will be that of The African alternative to sustainable innovation, participating will be the journalists and members of the NGO Agritools, Elisabetta Demartis and Mikaila Issa, who will analyse the role of IT in the agricultural transformation on the continent.