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

Statement on the passing on of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, 1954-2017

August 8th 2017 It is with such extreme shock and sadness that we at CODESRIA have learned of the passing away of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha. Dr. Mustapha was a Professor of African Politics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. According to family sources, Dr. Mustapha, 63, died today Tuesday, 8th August 2017 in London after months of a...

August 9 2017


Dakar 20 JUNE 2017 _ The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) organized a workshop to disseminate its policy briefs on security governance in Africa on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at the Hotel Onomo, Dakar. Chaired by the new Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, Dr. Godwin Murunga, debates revolved around the following two...

June 20 2017

Passing on of Professor Abubakar Momoh

We got news of the death of our colleague, friend and long time CODESRIA member and militant Professor Abubakar Momoh of Lagos State University in Nigeria. Momoh died today, Monday 29 May 2017 at 9am local time. He was the Director of the Electoral Institute of Nigeria in Abuja. May his soul rest in peace....

May 29 2017

Regional Conference on: Youth, Peace-Building and Regional Solidarity, Lessons from Banjul, Lessons from Africa,

UNESCO, CODESRIA, Article 19, in collaboration with ECOWAS, the African Union, the Government of The Gambia, and several organisations of African youth are organising a three-day regional conference on Youth, Peace-building, and Regional Solidarity to be held in Banjul on 8-10 May 2017. The conference will bring together youth leaders from across...

May 8 2017

OBITUARY: Professor Aminata Diaw Has Moved On

Dakar: Friday 14 April 2017 It is with profound regret and extreme sadness that I write, on behalf of the President of CODESRIA Dzodzi Tsikata and on my own behalf, to inform the CODESRIA community that professor Aminata Diaw, immediate past head of the CODESRIA Training, Grants and Fellowships Programme has passed away. This sad event occurred last...

April 14 2017

CODESRIA appoints Dr Godwin Murunga as its 7th Executive Secretary

Dakar, 13th March 2017. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Godwin Murunga as its seventh executive secretary. Dr Murunga is a historian and political analyst of Kenyan origin, currently teaching at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of...

March 13 2017

CODESRIA and CASS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa ( CODESRIA ) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the collaboration between both institutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 13th of March 2017 during a high level seminar on...

March 13 2017

Celebration of March 8 at CODESRIA

As usual, International Women’s Rights Day was celebrated at CODESRIA.

March 8 2017

Tribute to Professor Fatou Sow

Dear Colleagues and Friends, On 27 March 2017, CODESRIA pays tribute to Fatou Sow, researcher and women’s rights activist by organizing a roundtable on the theme: Gender on All Fronts: Tribute to Fatou Sow. The roundtable will take place at 3:00 p.m. at CODESRIA. As part of the tribute to Fatou Sow, we would like to prepare a small brochure with...

March 8 2017

Workshop on ‘Emergence’ on Screen and on Stage

CODESRIA in partnership with la Guilde Africaine des Réalisateurs et Producteurs and the Pan African Film & Television Festival (FESPACO) is organizing a workshop on “‘Emergence’ on Screen and on Stage.” The organization of a workshop on the sidelines of the bi-annual Pan-Africa Film and Television Festival, FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso has for...

February 27 2017
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