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

CODESRIA Newsletter

August 16 2017

Methodology Workshop for East and Southern Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

Testimony of an alumnus Keeping the Spirit of the Nairobi 2015 Alive By Essien D. Essien, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria It is amazing how much we could learn in just five days. From 26th-30th January 2015, CODESRIA in her patriotic and magnanimous spirit for young scholars and the continent engaged a group of...

April 2 2015

‘Youth unemployment in Africa’

On February 26-28, 2014 CODESRIA held a conference on ‘Youth unemployment in Africa’ in Harare, Zimbabwe. Organized in collaboration with the African Institute of Agrarian Studies, the conference brought together around 40 African researchers from 12 African countries. The causes and effects of high youth unemployment as well as ways of resolving the...

April 2 2015


On February 28-March 1, 2014, CODESRIA held a workshop on the theme ‘From STAGE to SCREEN: Interface between THEATRE and FILM’ at the bi-annual Pan-African film festival FESPACO in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Around 40 scholars and film makers from 8 African countries discussed a wide range of issues that included film and literacy and aesthetic and...

April 2 2015

CODESRIA outreach mission to the African Union Commission

On March 26-27, 2015 CODESRIA carried out an outreach mission to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. Nine members of the mission drawn from CODESRIA, African universities, civil society organizations and NGOs held meetings with the Director of Peace and Security, the Director of Political Affairs, the Legal Counsel and the Acting Chief of Staff...

April 2 2015

Graduating in Africa

Africa is on the verge of embracing an exciting new paradigm of higher education. It envisions a future of broad-based prosperity, and importantly, a century in which Africans define their own needs and ambitions. The new higher education paradigm strives for excellence across the disciplines—the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, technology—and...

April 2 2015

AFRIQUE-EDUCATION-GOUVERNANCE : Koffi Annan préconise la disponibilité des statistiques

La gouvernance en général et celle de l’enseignement supérieur en particulier doit être basée sur la disponibilité de statistiques pour le choix de bonnes politiques qui doivent être menées dans les universités et instituts de recherche, a soutenu l’ancien Secrétaire général des Nations Unies. Il présentait mercredi à Dakar un discours liminaire spécial sur le...

April 2 2015

Framing Paper on Higher Education Governance and Leadership in Africa

By Dr. Ebrima Sall and Dr. Ibrahim Oanda Introduction This paper draws on and summaries research findings from the CODESRIA Higher Education Leadership Programme (HELP). HELP is one of the most recent initiatives included on the council’s research activities as a special Programme. With the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the...

April 2 2015


This issue of the newsletter reviews the Pan-African Summit on higher education in Africa held in Dakar from March 10-12, 2015 on the theme: Revitalizing of Higher Education for Africa’s Future. A televised debate, broadcast by RTS was held at CODESRIA headquarters on 9 March, served to highlight the major issues in higher education. The debate enhanced...

April 1 2015

CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 11: January 2015

February 5 2015

Comparative Research Networks Methodology Workshop (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

From November 26 to 28, 2014, CODESRIA organized the methodology workshop for its 2014 Comparative Research Networks in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The CRN program seeks to promote and support comparative research in the thematic areas highlighted in CODESRIA’s strategic plan. 6 winning networks were selected in the 2014 competition. The workshop saw 28...

February 4 2015
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