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

Thinking African, Epistemological Issues: Celebrating the Life and Work of Thandika Mkandawire

11-13 April / Avril 2016, Lilongwe, Malawi

Number of visits: 2878

Welcome to the Colloquium on Thinking African. Epistemological Issues, organized in recognition of the contribution of Thandika Mkandawire to the development of CODESRIA and to the advancement of knowledge production in Africa and around the
world. We are here to honour of one of Africa’s greatest scholars, the Malawian born Professor Thandika Mkandawire. The colloquium, organised by CODESRIA in collaboration with the University of Malawi, and the Archie Mafeje Research Institute at UNISA takes place in his home country, Malawi on 11-13 April 2016. For someone who has been such a remarkable friend, mentor, inspiration, vigorous interlocutor, one who shared in our tribulations and triumphs, to use the late Archie Mafeje’s phrase, the occasion gives us an opportunity to celebrate a community that is as global as it is African. We would like this colloquium to be a collective celebration of a life; that of someone who has been a veritable gift to us as individuals and as a community. There is no better place than Malawi to hold such a colloquium.

On behalf of CODESRIA, the University of Malawi and the Archie Mafeje Research Institute, we thank all of you, friends and colleagues who made time to be here with us.

Jimi Adesina
John Saka
Ebrima Sall

April 29 2016