VOICES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
CALL FOR PERSPECTIVES
SUBMIT A PERSPECTIVE
Collateral Benefits : Perspective Paper IV aims to capture the perspectives of people from the African Diaspora, from all walks of life, and across all the world's regions: the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and within Africa.
Your perspectives are important. They contribute to shape narratives that adequately captures the realities of Africans and Afro-descendants across the world. How are you surviving, overcoming or transcending COVID-19? What have you learned that can help transform our futures?
Submissions are open from 15th February to 31st March 2021. Click below to submit a perspectives.
Collateral Benefits is a platform that through a series of Perspective Papers aims to lift up the voices of African and Afro-descendant people from all walks of life, so that African and Afro-descendant intellect, wisdom and experiences can contribute to and shape the global conversations on the critical issues of our time.
We centre AFRICAN VOICES and reflections about the Africa we want, now and for the future.
OUR PERSPECTIVE PAPERS
YOUR STORIES, TOLD IN YOUR VOICES
PERSPECTIVE PAPER I
The first Collateral Benefits Perspective Paper was launched in May 2020 in collaboration with Africa 2.0, a pan-African civil society organisation dedicated to building an inspiring and prosperous Africa. Perspective Paper I included 27 perspectives, by 17 contributors.
PERSPECTIVE PAPER II
VOICES OF AFRICAN WOMXN
40 African and Afro-descendant womxn share thoughtful accounts, not just about the way the current global pandemic is impacting womxn, but also the ways forward they see.
We believe that...
...The future can be shaped by our collective imagination, so we must craft and share our vision.
Our Perspective Papers are future-focused and document what we are sensing; we believe that this will help us prepare and bring to life the future we want.
...Our strength is our diverse and shared humanity.
Complex challenges are not solved by individuals; these papers bring African perspectives to the global conversation, and create space for a variety of voices.
...Leadership is down to all of us, especially in a crisis:
We can all do something from where we stand; these papers are about everyday leaders, taking action and inspiring others to do the same.
...There is power in combining thinking and the practices:
Sometimes theorising becomes wistful or wishy-washy, and sometimes the practical is just plain dry; these papers surface the theoretical and capture your musings about the future, but with practical insights that might pave a way forward.