Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا
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ACBF: African Capacity Building Foundation

ADEA: Association for the Development of Education in Africa

Advanced Fellowship This program aims to strengthen and promote a culture of intensive and extensive discussion among scholars and researchers in Africa. It is intended to hold a doctorate within the last five years who wish to conduct thorough research on any aspect of African social reality. This program is open to candidates from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

AERC: African Economic Research Consortium

Annual Social Sciences Campus: The Annual Campus of Social Sciences is an arena for extensive research dialogue that is both multidisciplinary and intergenerational in nature. It is organized around a specific theme and includes researchers from different disciplines and different generations.

APISA: Association for Asian Political and International Studies

ASC: African Studies Center, Leiden (Netherlands)

AU: African Union


CDP: Consortium for Development Partnership

CIDA: Canadian International Development Agency

CLACSO: Latin American Council for Social Science

CODESRIA: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

CODICE: CODESRIA Documentation and Information Center

College Mentors: The Mentor College aims to create a partnership between experienced researchers working in Africa and the Diaspora and doctoral students in African universities, one that resembles a master and apprentice relationship.

Comparative Research Network: The Comparative Research Networks (CRNs) are designed to foster and enhance comparative research in Africa around a specific theme at the national, sub-regional and continental levels.

CRASC: Social and Cultural Anthropology Research Center (Algeria)


DANIDA: Danish International Development Agency

Diaspora: Although the vast majority of its operations are in Africa and are intended primarily for students, academics and researchers operating in universities and research center located on the Contains, CODESRIA seeks to involve in his encounters many academics and researchers of the African Diaspora.


ECA: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

ECOWAS: Economic Community of West African States

Endowment Fund: The Endowment Fund created by CODESRIA seeks to appeal to the solidarity of its members, members of the African community of social science research and beyond who appreciate the activities CODESRIA to assist in helping to diversify its sources of funding.

EPRN: Economic Policy Research Network


Faculty Seminars: The faculty seminars in social science is an activity launched to revive the culture of departmental/ regular faculty seminars , associated with the cultivation of extensive research experience in african universities and which have gradually disappeared in African universities since the turn of 1980s due to the funding crisis in African higher education. Its goal is mainly to promote intellectual and scholarly debate and encourage discussion of research produced in African universities.

FINIDA: Finnish Agency for International Development


GEMDEV: Scientific Interest Group - World Economy, Third World Development

Generation: CODESRIA meant to involve in its activities of academics and researchers from diverse backgrounds and trained in various disciplines of social sciences and representative of different generation who have succeeded in the university center Search African independence to the present.


HSRC: Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)


IDRC: International Development Research Center (Canada)

IFS: International Foundation for Science

IIEP: International Institute for Educational Planning

Institute: Since the early 90s, CODESRIA activities have expanded with the introduction of institutes that are the equivalent of what is known elsewhere as summer schools. Thus CODESRIA has successively introduced, the Institute for Democratic Governance, the Gender Institute, the Institute on the Humanities, the Institute on Children and Youth and the Institute on Health Policy and Society.

ILO: International Labor Organization

Interventions Series: Interventions Series is an activity exclusively reserved for young researchers enrolled in doctoral programs in African universities or who have completed their doctoral research over the past five years. It will result in the selection of essays that cover all the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of globalization and the challenges it poses for the social sciences.

IPPG : Institutions and pro-poor growth

IRD: Institute for Development Research


Laureates: In the language of CODESRIA, laureates are those who have been selected to receive a small grant for writing a thesis or a research grant or yet to participate in one of CODESRIA institutes.

Lusophone Initiative: The Lusophone initiative is an activity designed to encourage the participation of students, academics and researchers in Africa whose working language is Portuguese. It involves both the organization of specific activities speaking countries of Africa and various measures to improve participation in these activities regular CODESRISA (simultaneous, version CODESRIA Bulletin in Portuguese translation ads in Portuguese, publishing works in Portuguese, etc..).


Multinational Working Group: The Multinational Working Group (GMT) is the Research programme’s oldest and most frequently used tool. It is Council’s most important instrument for mobilizing the research community around a specific problem o. The African diaspora is also involved in the GMT. A GMT brings together researchers from various disciplines and various African countries and has always been around in one of the priority research topics selected by the General Assembly.


NAI: Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden)

National Working Group: Unlike GMT projects which are handled directly from CODESRIA and are always multinational in composition, the National Working Groups (TNG) are autonomous initiatives designed by African researchers wishing to study any phenomenon in a given country.

NORAD: Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation


OATUU / OATUU: Organization of African Trade Union Unity

OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation for Economic Development

OSIWA: Open Society for West Africa


Policy Dialogue : The Pan-African character of CODESRIA and its programs is a key element of the Council’s ability to speak frequently to audiences worldwide, regionally and nationally with the advantage that its status of observer in the African Union, agencies of the UN system and the Economic Commission of the United Nations for Africa. Because of this status and opportunities arising from contacts, CODESRIA is uniquely positioned to sponsor a sustainable political dialogue to bring together academics, researchers and policymakers about issues of concern to African countries in particular and the continent of ’more generally.

Program: The term program refers to entities deployed in carrying out the activities of the Council but also the name given to the various administrative divisions that make up the Executive Secretariat of CODESRIA. Thus we speak of research program to identify the unit that manages the research activities within the CODESRIA.


Region: In the deployment of its programs, CODESRIA seeks to establish research networks and organize activities on the continent. So it organizes activities within five (5) regions that make up the continent namely Southern Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa and West Africa.


Scientific Writing Workshop: In order to strengthen the capacity to master the techniques of written argument, to expose a view well supported by facts/logic, to develop a style of presentation and analysis that is sound, to correctly quote references and to submit well manuscripts for publication, CODESRIA organizes scientific writing workshops for academics and researchers in Africa.

SEPHIS: South-South Exchange Program of on the History of Development

SIDA /SAREC: Swedish Agency for Cooperation in Research with Countries in the Developing World.


Training of Trainers Workshop: This workshop is primarily aimed at teachers and researchers responsible in their universities and research center for teaching research methods in social sciences.

Transnational Working Group: The Transnational Working Group (TWG) are a direct response to the context of the increasingly globalized world in which the production of knowledge about Africa is taking place. The TWG is conceived as a means of promoting and maintaining dialogue between African and non-African on themes of common scientific interest.


UNDP: United Nations Development Programme

UNESCO: United Nations-UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund

UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund

UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women


WAEMU: West African Economic and Monetary Union

Working Group: The Working Group is the mode of organization of research favored by CODESRIA for the implementation, review and study the research themes. The CODESRIA has several types including the National Working Group (TNG), the Multinational Group (GMT), the Transnational Group (TWG), the Comparative Research Network (CRN), etc.

WGEF: Working Group on Education and Finance

Workshop methodology: The methodology workshops aim to bring together African scholars and researchers around epistemological and methodological issues in order to contribute to the creation of a critical current, reconcile empiricism with the logical rigor of the epistemological prerequisites essential for the development of any scientific imagination

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