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



December 1 2021

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

Inauguration of The New CODESRIA Scientific Committee

At its 92nd meeting in Dakar, the CODESRIA Executive Committee appointed 12 senior academics to the Council’s Scientific Committee. Eleven of those appointed accepted their appointment and have signed up to the responsibilities of the committee. The Scientific Committee is a charter organ in the governance structure of the Council with the mandate to...

October 16 2019

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
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