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

CODESRIA Holds Summer School

The 2nd edition of the CODESRIA/CASB Summer School in African Studies and Area Studies in Africa will be held from 22 to 26 August 2016 in the premises of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research (CODESRIA). The Summer School sets out to stimulate and consolidate interdisciplinary approaches in research on Africa, but also on other...

August 22 2016

Présentation de l’ouvrage du Professeur Ousmane Kane - Beyond Timbuktu : The Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa

Chers Collègues, Vous êtes cordialement invités à la présentation de l’ouvrage du Professeur Ousmane Kane (Harvard University) intitulé Beyond Timbuktu : The Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa (Harvard University Press). A la suite de l’auteur, interviendront le Professeur Boubacar Barry (UCAD), Serigne Mansour Sy Djamil (Assemblée Nationale) et Dr...

August 19 2016

2016 Gender Institute: Gender, diseases and public health governance in Africa

It has become increasingly clear among health researchers in various disciplines that being vulnerable to certain diseases or being protected against a disease involves a complex set of relationships that go beyond the disease model of host and agent relationships. More and more research suggests that in the epidemiological triangle, the environment (in...

July 14 2016

CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 22: June 2016

July 12 2016


This 22nd Edition of the CODESRIA Newsletter comes your way with refreshing and interesting news reports and feature articles. On the occasion of the 86th meeting of its Executive Committee, CODESRIA organized a round table on the theme Youth, Democracy and Security with Professors Nkolo Foe (Vice President of CODESRIA) Slehedine Ben Frej (University...

July 12 2016

How political interference keeps hurting Africa’s universities By Dr. Ibrahim Oanda

Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as “captured” for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. Politics shaped everything: patterns of student access, curriculum content and teaching methods. Vice-chancellors’ political affiliations mattered far more than their academic...

July 12 2016

Bamboo: Africa’s untapped potential

The new economic force is generating income, creating jobs and protecting the environment By: Zipporah Musau From Africa Renewal: April 2016 It is a “wonder plant” that is uniquely blessed. Agronomists in Africa believe it can restore degraded landscapes while economists think it is a potential “green gold,” and a silver bullet for design and...

July 12 2016

Le Bambou : ressource inexploitée

Une source de revenus et de création d’emplois qui permet aussi de protéger l’environnement Par: Zipporah Musau Afrique Renouveau: Avril 2016 C’est une « plante merveilleuse» aux vertus uniques. Pour les agronomes, elle permet de lutter contre la dégradation des paysages ; pour les économistes, elle est un futur «or vert». Pour le désign et l’architecture,...

July 12 2016

Free Dr Homa Hoodfar, Professor of Anthropology, University Concordia, Montreal, Canada

Dear Colleagues, Dr. Homa Hoodfar, a highly respected professor at the University Concordia, Montreal, Canada, has been detained at the Evin prison in Tehran, on Monday 6 June 2016. She was visiting Iran, for family matters. Professor Hoodfar of Iranian origin, with Canadian and Irish nationalities, is a world-renowned anthropologist of the Middle...

July 12 2016

Libérez Dr Homa Hoodfar, Professeur d’Anthropologie à l’Université Concordia, Montréal, Canada

Chères/Chers collègues, membres de la communauté académique Dr. Homa Hoodfar, professeure dûment respectée de l’Université Concordia, à Montréal, a été arrêtée et est détenue à la prison Evin de Téhéran, le lundi 6 juin 2016. Elle était en visite familiale en Iran. D’origine iranienne et de nationalités canadienne et irlandaise, Prof. Hoodfar est une anthropologue du...

July 12 2016
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