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


February 24 2021


In March, the Council shared with the CODESRIA community a quarterly update from the Secretariat. That update came a few days before the lockdown following the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus. The Council subsequently issued a COVID-19 specific update outlining measures that remain in force and will continue to be until we have clarity from the...

June 1 2020

Message on the COVID-19 pandemic to the CODESRIA Community

The World Health Organization this week designated the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. While numbers from China where it started seem to indicate that it is getting better there, infections have exploded in other areas of the world and many African countries are registering cases. CODESRIA has being tracking the outbreak and assessing its potential...

March 13 2020

Reconfiguring diaspora – From brain drain to brain gain

Sharon Dell Traditional understandings of the African academic diaspora in terms of loss or ‘brain drain’ do not sit well with Patrício Langa, a sociologist and associate professor of higher education who straddles two academic portfolios in two African countries – one at the Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) of the University of the Western Cape,...

February 17 2020

The African diaspora scholar – Living in a ‘third space’

Sharon Dell Professor Joseph Mensah, a Ghanaian-born scholar currently at York University in Toronto, Canada, has played a leading role in a number of African academic diasporan programmes aimed at tapping into the expertise of African academics living and working around the world. He speaks to University World News – Africa about the “mammoth...

February 17 2020
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