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'African Approaches to Tackle Grand Challenges' (4th C4SP-Webinar: 16 March 2022)

  • 1.  'African Approaches to Tackle Grand Challenges' (4th C4SP-Webinar: 16 March 2022)

    Posted 03-01-2022 15:57
    Edited by Kira Kristal Reed 03-01-2022 16:37
    4th C4SP-Webinar: African Approaches to Tackle Grand Challenges
    Date: 16 March 2022; 6-8 am EST / 12-2 pm CET / 3-5 pm MUT

    Management and organization studies have increasingly experienced a turn toward studying grand challenges such as climate and demographic changes, poverty alleviation, or the  still ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Scholars, studying such grand challenges hope to find answers from a managerial perspective to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals . However, no one-size-fits-all solutions exist. To provide practical knowledge on these issues, social-cultural, and economic particularities of a local place need to be respected in the establishment of such theories. How do African Approaches look like to tackle grand challenges?

    The Centre for African Smart Public Value Governance (C4SP) is a collaboration among scholars from Middlesex University Mauritius and KPM Center for Public Management (University of Bern, Switzerland). In its fourth webinar, C4SP-founders Amar Seeam, Adeelah Kodabux, and Emamdeen Fohim summarize the insights of last year's webinars (click for recordings: C4SP-webinarsto establish thereon an outlook for future research on «Smart Public Value Governance in Africa» by elaborating African approaches to tackle grand challenges.

    Their ideas will be discussed and challenged by

    The webinar addresses C4SP's main mission of contributing to discussions on improving the quality of public governance approaches in Africa, while enhancing theory development in public management and organization studies from a non-Western viewpoint.

    Please register via the following link:

    For further information, check C4SP's webpage (, LinkedIn page (LinkedIn) or write us an e-mail (!

    We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

    Emamdeen Fohim
    Research Fellow
    University of Bern