The Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (CODESRIA) received of the news of the passing on of Dr Berit Olsson, former Director of SAREC, Sida’s Department for Research Cooperation on Thursday 31st March 2022. We were happy to have been allowed to send a confidential note
Theme: How Political is Knowledge? Venue: Dakar, Senegal Date: 8-12 August 2022 Applications deadline: 30th June 2022 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and The Centre for African Studies in Basel (CASB) call for applications for their 5th Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa.
SPEAKERProfessor Elisio Macamo Professor of African Studies and Sociology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.DATE: 25 May 2022 TIME: 17:00 – 19:00 (SAST)RSVP on https://forms.gle/3udJLopEGGrP6NVJ6 to receive the Zoom details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter problems The Chair in Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth
Over the last few years, CODESRIA has had to deliver on its mandate in increasingly creative ways so as to take into account the digital trajectory of our current knowledge economies. This was especially made urgent at the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic where the Council, like most institutions,
This article by Fantu Cheru, forthcoming in Africa Development vol. 47, No. 2, 2022, is shared with you in memory of Thandika Mkandawire, former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA.Vol. 47 No. 2 (2022): Forthcoming Issue - On Resuscitating the Aborted National Project: A Retrospective and Prospective View (Notes from my Last
For those interested in the questioning of the humanities, this is a significant contribution for rethinking the university in the Global South and in the corporatized Western academy. It is a strong critique of neo-liberal policies and practices that, together with colonial legacies and authoritarian rule, plague African higher education.