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

Young Diplomats Forum 2013

Following the success of the Young Diplomats Forum 2013 in Ankara -Turkey, we are delighted to host the next events this year in Mexico (Querétaro and Mexico City) and In the UK in London. Applications are now open for the Young Diplomats Forum 2014. We are looking for a good international mix and would be grateful if you share this information with...

March 26 2014

Youth Unemployment in Africa

Programme on African Economies Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Youth Unemployment in Africa Date: 4-5 September 2014 Venue: Gaborone, Botswana Within the context of its effort to consolidate its work on development and economies in Africa into a Programme on African Economies, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in...

March 26 2014

Coverage of Copper Colonialism in Zambia Report dismisses claims that KCM is loss-making By Kabanda Chulu, Thu 13 Feb. 2014 THE Zambian government must not believe the perception created by Vedanta Resources that KCM is a loss-making company that needs to be rescued by the state, says a UK-based civil society group. But Vedanta...

March 26 2014

Prof. Ousmane Kane’s Inaugural Lecture

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School He is an active member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the author of “Non-Europhone Intellectuals» published by CODESRIA. * Ousmane Kane, a scholar of Islamic studies and comparative...

March 21 2014

Social science must respond to climate change WORLD SOCIAL SCIENCE REPORT 2013 Climate change is not an external threat to society, but a problem with both natural and social roots. Social sciences therefore need to play a bigger role in environmental research. That is the thesis of...

March 20 2014

Cri de Liberté L’île de Rodrigues: plaidoyer pour l’autodétermination

Il y a trois siècles, on enleva hommes et femmes de leurs villages en Guinée. D’autres, au Sénégal, furent piégés et pris comme des bêtes et d’autres encore arrachés à leurs familles au Mozambique. Puis, il y avait ceux qui, à Madagascar, furent menés comme des troupeaux à bord des négriers et transportés sur l’Océan Indien jusqu’à notre partie du monde. Les...

March 3 2014

Cry Freedom Rodrigues Island: Case for Self-Determination

Three hundred years ago, men and women in flesh and bone, were kidnapped from their villages in Guinea; trapped and captured like animals in Senegal; ripped from their families in Mozambique; herded aboard slave ships in Madagascar, and shipped across the Indian Ocean to this part of the World. Those who survived ended their days labouring like beasts...

March 3 2014

Pour l’enseignement de la pensée de Cheikh Anta Diop à l’école

À l’occasion de la célébration du 28e anniversaire de la disparition du Pr Cheikh Anta Diop, il est regrettable de constater que, malgré la grande fascination que suscite l’illustre universitaire, ses écrits restent encore largement méconnus par les nouvelles générations alors qu’ils continuent d’être revisités dans le reste du monde. Et pourtant, ce savant...

March 3 2014

Stuart Hall’s revolutionary legacy

Of all the insights offered by the seminal Jamaican-British cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who passed away on February 10 this year, one of the most relevant for anyone concerned about the Arab world today was his argument that "identities are an endless, unfinished conversation." It’s hard to think of a better summary of why the revolutions that started...

March 3 2014

The Environment in Social Science and Humanities in Africa

The environment is taking center stage in local, national and global discourse and policies. This increasing focus is occurring in a neo-liberal context defined by unprecedented land grabs, increasing militarization of natural resource use and governance, and privatization/commercialization of the environment facilitated by the neo-liberal market...

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