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



September 13 2021

Message on the COVID-19 pandemic to the CODESRIA Community

The World Health Organization this week designated the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. While numbers from China where it started seem to indicate that it is getting better there, infections have exploded in other areas of the world and many African countries are registering cases. CODESRIA has being tracking the outbreak and assessing its potential...

March 13 2020

Reconfiguring diaspora – From brain drain to brain gain

Sharon Dell Traditional understandings of the African academic diaspora in terms of loss or ‘brain drain’ do not sit well with Patrício Langa, a sociologist and associate professor of higher education who straddles two academic portfolios in two African countries – one at the Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) of the University of the Western Cape,...

February 17 2020

The African diaspora scholar – Living in a ‘third space’

Sharon Dell Professor Joseph Mensah, a Ghanaian-born scholar currently at York University in Toronto, Canada, has played a leading role in a number of African academic diasporan programmes aimed at tapping into the expertise of African academics living and working around the world. He speaks to University World News – Africa about the “mammoth...

February 17 2020

End Year Message from the Executive Secretary

Dakar, Senegal 2019 As the year 2019 comes to an end, the Council will remain closed from 20th December 2019. Staff will be on holidays until 6th January 2020. On behalf of the Executive Committee and of the all staff, I wish to thank the CODESRIA community for the engagement during the year. We appreciated feedback on programmes, took note of and,...

December 11 2019

Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI): Methodology & Scholarly Writing Workshop

Date: December 2-4, 2019 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda CODESRIA in collaboration with the Center for Conflict Management of the University of Rwanda is organizing a Methodology and Scholarly Writing Workshop for its 2019 Joint Africa-Diaspora Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) cohort. The workshop is being held in Kigali, Rwanda and has brought...

December 3 2019

Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) Publication and Dissemination Workshop

Date: November 28-30, 2019 Venue: Kigali, Rwanda On November 28-30, 2019, CODERIA in collaboration with the Center for Conflict Management of the University of Rwanda organized a Publications and Dissemination Workshop for the 2017 cohort of its Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI). The workshop was held in...

December 2 2019

‘Stop looking to foreigners to inform policy’ – CODESRIA

Maina Waruru - The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa or CODESRIA has planned a number of new programmes for 2020, including an advanced policy reflections intervention meant to encourage African governments and institutions to work more closely with local academia instead of “running to China, Europe and America” for...

November 28 2019

Why is your PhD taking so long? Ask your supervisor by Maina Waruru

Supervisors of doctoral students who saw their students as ’competitors’ offered insufficient support, failed to facilitate the relevant training and were partly to blame for delays in the completion of doctoral programmes and high student drop-out rates, a recent seminar for doctoral mentees heard. According to Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, chairman of...

November 14 2019

Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi: New Chair of the CODESRIA Scientific Committee

Prof. Olukoshi is the Regional Director for Africa and West Asia at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia and also former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA. He has vast experience leading institutions engaged in various intellectual and policy work. He is widely published on a range of...

October 16 2019

Dr. Marema Toure: New Vice-chair of the CODESRIA Scientific Committee

Dr. Marema Toure Thiam is Senegalese, a sociologist by training and works as the Chief of the Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS) at the West Africa Office of UNESCO. She has had a long association with the scientific activities of the Council and her intellectual work has focused on gender as her field of interest. She is also widely published on a...

October 16 2019
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