The formative contents are distributed in activities of diverse nature, each one carefully planned and oriented for its easy comprehension and interpretation, conceiving a series of tools that will be used later in the spaces of joint creation to generate contents that visibilize opinions of young people and professionals regarding the situation, in this case, of the formulation and application of the SDG on the African continent.


Introductory activity

01 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)


We will contribute to enhance the local and global vision of development, based on our lighthouse project, called #LAB DEF'ART JOTNA. That means "it is time to create", but not only to create, also to create with ART, an art that defines both the philosophy and vision of our work. The magic cry of all these young people who are marking the destiny of a generation. From this point, we will inspire a more conscious and connected world.


Opening session: Challenges for a Sustainable Development in Africa

01 Oct (19:15 - 21:00)

Many are the challenges faced by the african societies in their way towards a Sustainable Development. In this session we want to present them from an african perspective and get away from the paternalists ways of thinking about what the world can do to help Africa, and focus on what are africans doing to develop, to show new paths towards a responsible development for the continent.


CODES - Actividades - Primer bloque de talleres: Artivismos

Artivism Workshops (Section 1)

02 Oct (09:30 - 11:30)
02 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)
03 Oct (09:30 - 11:30)

We will analyze the people’s expressions born of the different african communities by describing the problematic that each one represents and the base problem that they deny, through the development of local culture. In this thematic block, we will work on the complaint about the absence of a specific SDG that works towards the promotion and acceptance of interculturality as a new reality of the cities of the planet. Where an education and social adaptation focused on this is urgent to achieve inclusive governance globally.


CODES - Actividades - Identidad Africana: Tradición y Modernidad - Albert Roca

Conference: African Identity: modernity and tradition

02 Oct (18:30 - 20:30)

Albert Roca es doctor en Antropología Social y Cultural por la Universitat de Barcelona y profesor titular de la Universidad de Lleida. Es miembro del GESA y del GIEDEM, además de pertenecer a la red interuniversitaria ARDA (Agrupamiento para la Investigación y la Docencia de África) y ser el director de la revista Studia Africana. También es el coordinador de la red internacional de investigación “Salud, Culturas y Desarrollo en África” (SACUDA) y del máster internacional “Culturas y desarrollo en África”, una experiencia pionera de cooperación interuniversitaria afroeuropea en la que participan diversas universidades de ambos continentes.


CODES - Actividades - Segundo bloque de talleres: Resistencias

Resistances workshops (Section 2)

02 Oct (12:00 - 14:00)
03 Oct (12:00 - 14:00)
03 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)

We will study the reactive social movements to the neocolonial reality that governs the continent by linking the different cases of study with the struggle for the achievement of the SDGs. Not from the perspective of the international relations but emphasizing the initiatives born inside the continent.

Policies and International Relations

Policies and International Relations (Section 3)

04 Oct (09:30 - 11:30)
04 Oct (12:00) - 05 Oct (14:00)
05 Oct (09:30 - 11:30)

Finally, we believe that is necessary to finish by carrying out a strategic analysis of the international policies and relations in the past, and the new trends (Africa-China, BRICS ...) That draw a new geopolitical map that definitely influences the distribution of wealth, decision making and establishment of government structures on the continent. Underlining those that constitute a real threat to the achievement of the SDGs.



02 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)
03 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)
04 Oct (16:00 - 18:00)

In addition to the 3 thematic blocks that make up the congress, attendees will also have group work spaces with the support of a tutor, in order to generate publishable content that could carry the ideas that are born in this congress to the entire population. Generating demands for which we put at your disposal all the tools to explore original formats and new ways of doing activism!




CODES - Actividades - Congreso Académico

Academic CODES

04 Oct (09:00 - 18:00)

The First Congress of Young Researchers on Africa is a meeting place for all those interested in sharing their knowledge with the academic community. After the experience of the two previous editions of the  Congreso Formativo en Cooperación Internacional (currently Congreso Formativo en Desarrollo Sostenible –CoDeS–), there is now a need to organize an Academic Congress that welcomes students, academics and professionals interested in research and the dissemination of African Studies.


CODES - Activities - Human Library

Human Library®

04 Oct (16:00 - 21:00)

Biblioteca humana en la que los libros son personas, a las cuales podrás leer entablando una conversación con ellas y hacerles las preguntas que calmen tu curiosidad, y desafiar así tus propios prejuicios.