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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Official Opening Ceremony

Day 1: Monday, 4th December 2023 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Official Opening Ceremony: Welcoming Speeches & Solidarity Messages

  • Welcoming Speeches

Chair: Amy Niang, Senior Programme Officer, CODESRIA

i) Godwin Murunga, Executive Secretary of CODESRIA (Senegal)
ii) Isabel Maria Cortesão Casimiro, President of CODESRIA, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)
iii) Adebayo Olukoshi, Chair of the Scientific Committee of CODESRIA, Wits School of Governance (South Africa)
iv) Puleng LenkaBula, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa on behalf of VCs present, UNISA (South Africa)
v) Ismaïla Madior FALL, (Chief Guest) Ministre des Affaires étrangères et des sénégalais de l’extérieur du Senegal

  • Solidarity Messages

i) Olusola Bandele Oyewole, Secretary General, Association of African Universities (Ghana)
ii) Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norway)
iii) Seteney Shami, Director-General, Arab Council for the Social Sciences (Lebanon)

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