Organisers of the Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture, National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) announces the theme for the 19th edition: “Democracy, Good Governance and Development in Africa – The Need for Effective and Visionary Leadership.”
Towards the strengthening of democracy and good governance in Africa, the 19th Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture is themed: Democracy, Good Governance and Development in Africa – The Need for Effective and Visionary Leadership.
The lecture billed for Friday June 3rd 2016 will be holding at The Forum Auditorium of the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. Including Prof. Wole Soyinka, other eminent academics, political leaders, students from Africa and friends of Africa are expected at this event to brainstorm on concepts and practicalities for strengthening democracy and boosting development in Africa.
An eminent African leader to be announced soon will be delivering a lecture on the theme: Democracy, Good Governance and Development in Africa – The Need for Effective and Visionary Leadership.
Imperatives of Building Strong Africa Democracies & Spurring Economic Development: “Frameworks in the New African Security Context”. Read the full text of the lecture here. Other speakers at the event included Prof Okey Ndibe. For details about the 18th Wole Soyinake Lecture, click here.on 12th June 2015 at Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, Washington DC, United States. The keynote speaker was (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria and CEO-FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative. She spoke on:
The Wole Soyinka Lecture Series is a conception of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity), the lecture series is dedicated to honouring one of Nigeria and Africa’s most outstanding literary icons and enduring social activist and human rights campaigner. According to Prince Ifeanyi Onochie, NAS Capn of the National Association of Seadogs Pyrates Confraternity, “The Wole Soyinka Lecture Series was established with the cardinal aim of promoting good governance, social justice and the advancement of democratic ideals locally in Nigeria and globally across all nations; on the principle that by highlighting issues and challenges individuals and governments face in delivering good, responsible and accountable governance, and providing a platform for their evaluation and discussion, clear, practical and internationally acceptable solutions and intervention strategies can be developed, which will, in turn, guarantee that through efficient and effective service delivery, nation-states can incrementally enhance citizen welfare, improve living standards and protect the rights to life and property of the most vulnerable members of society.“
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