Dr. Berit Olsson: A Truly Formidable Woman of Courage and Vision.
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
5th CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa
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.
Sovereign Reason: Issues in African Studies
SPEAKER Professor 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 email@example.com if you encounter problems The Chair in Epistemologies of the Global South with Emphasis on Africa at the University of Bayreuth
CODESRIA hosts Norad at its offices in Dakar
CODESRIA receives in its premises Grete Benjaminsen from Norad to discuss ways of improving the partnership between our two institutions.
Note to the Community: Launch of the New CODESRIA Website
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,
In Memory of Thandika Mkandawire
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
Public Humanities: Thinking freedom in the Africa University
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.