Why Think Tanks Matter in Africa
Policy Center for the New South, Rabat, Morocco
Recorded panel discussion
In the framework of the annual Why Think Tanks Matter Forum organized by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) has been invited to host a “Why Think Tanks Matter” event on January 31, 2019, to highlight the critical work think tanks perform in Africa.
In the competitive marketplace of ideas and policy advice, it is essential that we provide tangible examples of the important role think tanks play in countries around the world. The objective of the Why Think Tanks Matter Events is to have think tanks around the world provide compelling examples the critical work think tanks perform in a range of political and economic contexts.
The following panel will explain what think tanks are, what they do, what value they add and why think tanks are more important than ever before.
Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South – Morocco
- Idayat Hassan, Director, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) – Nigeria
- Kidane Kiros Bitsue, Executive Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) – Ethiopia