Berlin Science Week is an annual science festival that brings together thousands of people from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts, and society at large.
On 4 November 2022, Future Rural Africa contributed to the event with a presentation on “Competing interests and expectations – the future as a battlefield of hopes and fears.
The session was jointly organised by CRC-TRR 228 researchers Prof. Dr. Lisa Biber Freudenberger (Project A05), Prof. Dr. Detlef Müller-Mahn (Project C03), and Vincent Moseti (Project A05) in collaboration with Dr. Juliet Wanjiku Kamau (Coordinator ‘African Climate and Environment Centre – Future African Savannas (AFAS)) and Prof. Dr. Gabin Kouévi Ananou (Associate Professor for Climate Change and Diplomacy (University of the Gambia) and Head of the Coordination Team Climate Competence Centres WASCAL und SASSCAL),
The presentation addressed the following questions:
How do African futures become accessible in collaborative scientific research? What characterizes the possibilities and probabilities of African futures? What can we learn from African experiences in regard to future-making practices?