Venue: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Djenné, nr 18
Date: 4 May
CODESRIA, the Nordic Africa Institute and Sida, the Swedish International Development Agency will organize a two-hour seminar, which will examine the contributions of basic research in the social sciences and humanities to African development and the future of research cooperation as development support. Presentations of three development-relevant research projects focusing on natural resource management, gender, governance and human rights, and Ebola Virus Disease and intercommunal relations will provide a concrete basis on which a roundtable discussion will explore questions that include the following: Through what means can basic research institutions focusing on the humanities and social sciences contribute to development policy and practice in Africa? What mechanisms and processes stand the best chance of helping us arrive at ‘the right’ research priorities? In what ways can we imagine a both/and instead of an either/or relationship between the social sciences and humanities on one hand and STEM on the other in conversations about African development? In what ways do evolving funding arrangements for social research institutions in Africa present both challenges and opportunities for development research cooperation in changing African and global contexts? The seminar will be held at the Sida head office in Stockholm Sweden.