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

CODESRIA Call for Proposals

February 7 2019

Honorary Doctor of Laws degree for Prof. Thandika Mkandawire

The University of York, Canada will confer upon Prof. Thandika Mkandawire, former Executive Secretary of CODESRIA and Professor at London School of Economics, an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree on October 14th 2018. The honour will be in recognition of Prof. Mkandawire’s excellent record in scholarship and research in the area of development studies. The...

October 9 2018


The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) wishes officially to inform members of the African intellectual community of the passing on of Professor Samir Amin on Sunday, 12th August 2018. For CODESRIA, this marks nothing less than the end of an era in the history of African social research given the many pioneering...

August 14 2018


CODESRIA Bulletin has historically been the front for engaging intellectual debates for the Council. First published in the mid-1970s, the Bulletin gained a reputation for its provocative, critically engaging and informative debates, making it one of the most priced assets of the Council. Following a recent review of the Council’s intellectual agenda and...

June 23 2018

Mrs Samia Nkrumah leads important delegation to visit CODERIA

Several CODESRIA staff, led by the Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga received Ms. Samia Nkrumah, a pan-Africanist activist and politician and daughter of Kwame Nkrumah. Ms. Nkrumah is currently in Dakar to meet Senegalese authorities and pan-African institutions such as CODESRIA. The series of meeting she is involved in are a prelude to the...

June 13 2018

CODESRIA Meeting with South African Envoy to Senegal

CODESRIA Conference Room Dakar Senegal February 07 2018 Several CODESRIA staff, led by the Executive Secretary, received the Ambassador of South Africa to Senegal and the People’s Republic of the Gambia, His Excellency Lenin Shope. Mr. Shope led a team of officers from the Embassy in the visit to the Council Office in Dakar. The visit, which was the...

February 8 2018

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
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