Perspectives on global change
Ideas
Our Latest News
Latest News
Artificial Intelligence with a Heart the Benefits of AI for Good
July 2020
On 1st July, our Chief Operating Officer, Nathaniel Jowitt, published his latest opinion piece on Artificial Intelligence for good in the Startup, Medium. He looks at the societal benefits that technological revolution can bring in Africa and across the world.
Religion in africa: cultural, social, political transformation
April 2020
On 8 April, our CEO, Benazir Hilali, was honoured to be invited by Professor Jean-Pierre Karegeye and discuss African identities and Muslim women at Dickinson College.
African youth front on coronavirus
May 2020
Axle was pleased to meet officials and key actors in charge of maritime affairs in the Comoros Islands. Our directors, Nathaniel Jowitt and Benazir Hilali, were grateful to have the opportunity during their visit to facilitate a workshop to understand better the national and regional efforts and present Axle's risk-based methodologies.
COVID-19 Africa Crisis Response Index
March 2020
On Sunday 22 March, our CEO Benazir was featured in Denise Epoté's latest podcast "Les têtes d'affiche" on RFI. Denise Epote discussed Axle's latest initiative, COVID-19 Africa Crisis Response Index, which maps the propagation of the virus, the response of governments and health officials and information on best practices for policy-makers, practitioners and members of the public.
Listen to the podcast in French
Publication of the book
"Religion in War and Peace in Africa"
March 2020
We are pleased to announce the publication of  "Religion in War and Peace in Africa" by Routledge. The book features a chapter written by Axle on the correlation between religion, ethnicity, violent extremism and terrorism in Mali.
Ideas
Selected publications
Book Chapter - March 2020
Routledge - SPIBs program: Religion in War and Peace in Africa
Read    
Conference - July 2019
Oxford University: Migration, a racialised narrative
Read    
Paper - June 2019
Strategic Foresight Group - Blue Peace Bulletin: Water and Violence in Mali
Read    
Paper - September 2020
L'armée Burkinabée dans la gestion de la pandémie de la COVID-19, P&S-ASS (FR)
Read    
Article - July 2020
The Startup: Artificial Intelligence with a heart - the benefits of AI for good
Read    
Book Chapter - March 2020
Routledge - SPIBs program: Religion in War and Peace in Africa
Read    
Conference - July 2019
Oxford University:
Migration, a racialised narrative
Read    
Paper - June 2019
Strategic Foresight Group - Blue Peace Bulletin: Water and Violence in Mali
Read    
Paper - May 2019
Peace Review:
The dislocation of Malian territory
Read    
Article - July 2018
Tech Nation: Purpose and profit unlocking the potential of Tech for Good
Read    
Resources
Resources
Infographics - March 2020
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus across the African continent, Axle has launched a COVID-19 Preparedness Toolkit to provide information on best practices in crisis management and support policy-makers, practitioners and members of the public.
Read more      ⟼
Contact us for more information
contact@axleinternational.org
News
News
News
TV5 Monde - Le Journal Afrique
Interview
On 30 December, Our CEO Benazir Hilali was invited on TV5MONDE's Journal Afrique to discuss the challenges facing good governance across the African continent. "With governance performance declining, we need to rethink traditional models of democracy and protect principles of good governance."
Click here to see the interview
December 2020
1st Prize: Innovation Challenge for Democracy and Governance
African Union and African Governance Architecture
Following the announcement of our AU  innovation award, we are grateful that our work and directors Benazir Hilali and Nathaniel Jowitt have been featured in several media, including All Africa, the Guardian NG and Agence d'Information d'Afrique Centrale.
Click here to read All Africa Press coverage
December 2020
1st Prize: Innovation Challenge for Democracy and Governance
African Union and African Governance Architecture
On 11 December, Axle International was awarded the 2020 top innovation of the year in democracy and governance by the African Union, which was announced at the 9th High-level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance under the auspices of the African Governance Architecture. We are grateful for this continental prize and congratulate the Top5 winners and all innovators.
December 2020
African Union-AGA , Youth Continental Consultation: Rethinking democratic governance through innovation in Africa
Ahead of the 9th High Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, we are grateful that our CEO Benazir Hilali was given the opportunity to express our vision on how to anticipate and prevent risks  and how we can play a key role in building a better future .
Click here to read the Africa News media coverage
November 2020
Top 20 Innovation Challenge for Democracy and Governance
African Union and African Governance Architecture
On 31 October, Axle International has been selected as one of the Top 20 Democracy and Governance Innovations by the African Union and the African Governance Architecture.
Click here to read the African Union press release
October 2020
Launch of the Peace and Security in sub-Saharan Review (P&S-ASS) Vol 1, by ABESS and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
On 17 September, our CEO, Benazir Hilali, was pleased to present our partnership with ABESS and KAS for the publication of the P&S-ASS Review Vol1. The review was created in  2019 at the Dakar International Forum in Peace and Security in Africa. Benazir discussed the role of the Burkinabé army in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and how governments can enhance national anticipation and prevention capabilities in crisis management.
September 2020
Webflow World Tour 2020 : Axle COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard Selected
On 25 August, we were pleased to be selected to present Axle's Africa COVID-19 Dashboard at the Webflow World Tour 2020, attended by over 350 people. We discussed why and how we created one of the first digital platforms tracking cases and measures taken across the African continent.
August 2020
Artificial Intelligence with a Heart, The Benefits of AI for Good
Publication
On 1st July, our COO, Nathaniel Jowitt, published his latest opinion piece on Artificial Intelligence for Good in The Startup. He explores the societal benefits that technological revolution can bring in Africa and across the world.
July 2020
Africa Youth Front on Coronavirus
AU Office of the Youth Envoy
Axle is pleased to support the launch of the Africa Youth Front on Coronavirus after joining several virtual consultations with the AU Office of the Youth Envoy since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak across the African Continent.
May 2020
Visit to the Kenya School of Government
Nairobi, Kenya
Axle was pleased to meet with Director General Professor Ludeki Chweya and Director of Linkages, Partnership and Collaborations Prisca Oluoch at the Kenya School of Government. It is always a pleasure to discuss exciting new leadership and training initiatives for the current and future public service.
February 2020
Risk Management Workshop
Moroni, Comoros
Axle was pleased to meet officials and key actors in charge of maritime affairs in the Comoros Islands. Our directors, Nathaniel Jowitt and Benazir Hilali, were grateful to have the opportunity during their visit to facilitate a workshop to understand better the national and regional efforts and present Axle's risk-based methodologies.
February 2020
The International Young Women Mediation Forum
Nairobi, Kenya
Our Chief Executive Officer, Benazir Hilali, was selected as one of 30 female mediators to take part in the 2nd International Young Mediation Forum co-hosted by IPHRD Africa and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Forum was held in Nairobi from 27 to 30 January 2020.
January 2020
Conference of Partners for the Development of the Comoros
Paris, France
Axle was honoured to be invited to the Conference of Partners for the Development of the Comoros held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. Nathaniel Jowitt and Benazir Hilali met with H.E President Azali Assoumani to congratulate him for the success of the event and expressed their support to concretise the Comoros' National Emergent Plan.
December 2019
Conference on racialisation and publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Our CEO, Benazir Hilali, was pleased to participate in a panel to share her last research paper on the racialised narrative of the African migration towards Europe at the University of Oxford. The African Studies Centre and St Antony's College were hosting the Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and African Diaspora Conference from 27 to the 28 June 2019.
July 2019
Visit to the Kenya School of Government
Nairobi, Kenya
Axle was pleased to meet with Director General Professor Ludeki Chweya and Director of Linkages, Partnership and Collaborations Prisca Oluoch at the Kenya School of Government. It is always a pleasure to discuss exciting new leadership and training initiatives for the current and future public service.
February 2020
Risk Management Workshop
Moroni, Comoros
Axle was pleased to meet officials and key actors in charge of maritime affairs in the Comoros Islands. Our directors, Nathaniel Jowitt and Benazir Hilali, were grateful to have the opportunity during their visit to facilitate a workshop to understand better the national and regional efforts and present Axle's risk-based methodologies.
February 2020
The International Young Women Mediation Forum
Nairobi, Kenya
Our Chief Executive Officer, Benazir Hilali, was selected as one of 30 female mediators to take part in the 2nd International Young Mediation Forum co-hosted by IPHRD Africa and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Forum was held in Nairobi from 27 to 30 January 2020.
January 2020
Conference of Partners for the Development of the Comoros
Paris, France
Axle was honoured to be invited to the Conference of Partners for the Development of the Comoros held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. Nathaniel Jowitt and Benazir Hilali met with H.E President Azali Assoumani to congratulate him for the success of the event and expressed their support to concretise the Comoros' National Emergent Plan.
December 2019
Conference on racialisation and publicness in Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Our CEO, Benazir Hilali, was pleased to participate in a panel to share her last research paper on the racialised narrative of the African migration towards Europe at the University of Oxford. The African Studies Centre and St Antony's College were hosting the Racialisation and Publicness in Africa and African Diaspora Conference from 27 to the 28 June 2019.
July 2019