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



May 8 2021

CODESRIA 2019 Session of the Gender Institute: Informal Economies and the Financialization of Micro-Credit in Africa

Dakar, 17th-28th June The theme for the 2019 session of the gender institute focuses on the broad issues revolving around the implications that increased financialization of microcredit schemes has on women’s informal enterprises in Africa. While in the 1970s, informality was presented in the literature as a temporal phase from where enterprises would...

June 24 2019

Higher Education Policy Initiative in Africa (HEPI)

Date: 20th – 30st May 2019 Venue: Accra, Ghana CODESRIA is currently holding an institute on the theme “the Role of Middle-level academics in University leadership”. The Institute which will run from the 20th May – 30st of May in Accra, Ghana is being held in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies, University of Legon. The Institute is part...

May 23 2019

CODESRIA HUMANITIES INSTITUTE: The essence(s), diversity and economies of the (Pan)-African arts - (Re)making and confronting memories and futures

25/02 – 1/03 / 2019, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in partnership with l’Institut des Sciences des Sociétés (INSS) is organizing a Humanities Institute on “The essence(s), diversity and economies of the (Pan)-African arts: (Re)making and confronting memories and futures.” The...

February 27 2019

CODESRIA Call for Proposals

February 7 2019

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree for Prof. Thandika Mkandawire

The University of York, Canada will confer upon Prof. Thandika Mkandawire, former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA and Professor at London School of Economics, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on October 14th 2018. The honour will be in recognition of Prof. Mkandawire’s excellent record in scholarship and research in the area of development studies. The...

October 9 2018


The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) wishes officially to inform members of the African intellectual community of the passing on of Professor Samir Amin on Sunday, 12th August 2018. For CODESRIA, this marks nothing less than the end of an era in the history of African social research given the many pioneering...

August 14 2018


CODESRIA Bulletin has historically been the front for engaging intellectual debates for the Council. First published in the mid-1970s, the Bulletin gained a reputation for its provocative, critically engaging and informative debates, making it one of the most priced assets of the Council. Following a recent review of the Council’s intellectual agenda and...

June 23 2018

Mrs Samia Nkrumah leads important delegation to visit CODERIA

Several CODESRIA staff, led by the Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga received Ms. Samia Nkrumah, a pan-Africanist activist and politician and daughter of Kwame Nkrumah. Ms. Nkrumah is currently in Dakar to meet Senegalese authorities and pan-African institutions such as CODESRIA. The series of meeting she is involved in are a prelude to the...

June 13 2018

CODESRIA Meeting with South African Envoy to Senegal

CODESRIA Conference Room Dakar Senegal February 07 2018 Several CODESRIA staff, led by the Executive Secretary, received the Ambassador of South Africa to Senegal and the People’s Republic of the Gambia, His Excellency Lenin Shope. Mr. Shope led a team of officers from the Embassy in the visit to the Council Office in Dakar. The visit, which was the...

February 8 2018

CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 25: August 2017

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