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AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES

AS THE WORLD WARPS AND SHIFTS AROUND US

WE ARE CARVING OUT SPACE TO THINK

 

VOICES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

CALL FOR PERSPECTIVES

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DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 EXTENDED TILL 15 APRIL 2021. 

Click below to submit a perspectives.

 

ABOUT US

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

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PERSPECTIVE PAPER I

MAY 2020

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.

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PERSPECTIVE PAPER II

DECEMBER 2020

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. 

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PERSPECTIVE PAPER III

JANUARY 2021

VOICES OF AFRICAN LEADERS

31 perspectives focused on the question: What leadership narrative do we want more of to take Africa forward, now and for the future?

In collaboration with We Will Lead Africa,

 

NEW AFRICAN

Voices of African Women

AFRICAN WOMEN SHARE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

20th December 2020

We are collaborating with New African Magazine to showcase Collateral Benefits perspectives through their Voices of African Women campaign. 

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OUR PARTNERS

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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.

 

PERSPECTIVES

Perspectives from Lead Editors of Paper I

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A RENEWED VALUE FOR AFRICAN HEALTH WORKERS

by Susana Edjang

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A NEW NARRATIVE: THE RISE OF AFRICAN LEADERSHIP

by Sarah J Owusu

 

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