Africa-Indonesia Knowledge: Exploring and Enhancing the Potentials of New Axes of Knowledge
Welcome to the round table session on new Axes of knowledge through South-South and trilateral collaboration in knowledge sharing and production on the 2nd day of the WINNER-week. In this round table we will be detailing and debating the experiences, challenges and expectations of collaboration between Asia – Indonesia in particular –, Africa, and the Netherlands: axes of knowledge that, notwithstanding the political and symbolical foundation laid with the 1955 Bandung Conference, are largely to be explored. Questions discussed in the panel concern: Which are the main thematic fields, societal challenges or sustainable solutions likely to benefit from South-South comparison and collaboration? Where should we begin or continue? What are the factors enabling and constraining collaboration and exchange currently? What could or should be the fruits for building more equal, just and sustainable economies and societies? And what, if any, is the role for partners in the Global North in these knowledge axes, connections and solidarities?
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Lidewyde Berckmoes, NWO Embassy Science Fellow in Jakarta, and include speakers from Indonesia (Department of Area Studies, BRIN; Department of Anthropology, Universitas Gadjah Mada), the Netherlands (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University; University of Amsterdam, African Studies Centre Leiden), and Africa (to be confirmed).