The Department of Public Policy at the University of Malta and the Global Africa Foundation are launching a series of seminars and lectures to discuss issues related to Africa. The first will be held on Tuesday 19 June at 18:00 under the auspices of the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
The title of the lecture is 'The revival of Africa': The blue economy as a major policy contributor to wealth creation” and will be delivered by Ms Ramat Jalloh. Ms Jalloh is a lawyer from Sierra Leone and an expert on maritime law who currently lectures at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute. The presentation will discuss how the implementation of the Integrated Maritime Strategy developed by the African Union can help to generate prosperity in Africa. This will be considered in light of the African Union's development agenda that contemplates an Africa using its own resources to take its rightful place in a multi-polar, interdependent and more equitable world.
The session will be moderated by Professor Godfrey Pirotta, Professor of Government and Policy Studies from the Department of Public Policy. Professor Pirotta is also Chairman of the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies and Co-Chair of the Global Africa International Advisory Board. Dr Anne Marie Thake, Head of the Department of Public Policy, will introduce the proceedings.
The lecture will be held in San Anton Palace, Attard, the official residence of the President of Malta. The General Public is invited and those wishing to attend may indicate their interest by writing to Mr Shaun Micallef. The lecture will be followed by a reception offered by Her Excellency to all participants.
Global Africa, under the patronage of The President of Malta, aims to facilitate Africa related initiatives primarily focusing on politics, society, innovation and enterprise. Anyone who is keen on African issues and who may be interested in volunteering or participating in Global Africa events is encouraged to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.