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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This is the 14th Issue of the CODESRIA Newsletter. It has been deliberately designed to celebrate the Council’s 14th General Assembly (GA) holding during June 8-12, 2015 at the King Fahd Palace in Dakar. About 400 participants from across Africa and beyond will grace the largest assembly of Social Sciences and Humanities scholars on the continent. The theme of the GA Creating African futures in an era of global transformations underlines the current focus of the Council on the future as a project that deserves active construction and programming. This focus is also in tandem with, and reflects the Council’s support for the African Union Agenda 2063.

The Council continues to implement the realization that the fundamental contribution it can bring to creating enviable futures for Africa is to continue to produce and disseminate cutting edge knowledge on and about the continent.

Beside a discussion of internal review reports commissioned to examine governance, membership and administrative and other issues, the business sessions of the GA will deliberate and adopt the amended charter, and also inaugurate the new Executive Committee. The academic sessions in the last three days will consist of three keynote addresses, seven plenary roundtable discussions and about 26 parallel panel sessions, all focusing on the future of Africa in the increasingly competitive and transforming world.

CODESRIA wishes to appreciate its local and foreign partners, as well as members and the vibrant social science and humanities community in Africa. CODESRIA also extends appreciation to all who are working hard to making the 14th General Assembly a very successful one.

The program of the General Assembly can be found here and more information on the General Assembly can be found at its website.

June 4 2015