CODESRIA E-newsletter No. 10: December 2014
The year 2014 has been an eventful but successful year for us in CODESRIA. We look towards the year 2015 with great optimism for our continent, especially with regard to the progress of democracy and the search for solutions to challenges such as those posed by the Ebola Virus Disease.
Pour le CODESRIA, l’année 2014 a été une année mouvementée mais couronnée de succès. Nous commençons 2015 avec beaucoup d’optimisme pour notre continent qui a connu des avancées en matière de démocratie et des (...)
FEATURES AND OPINIONS / CHRONIQUES ET OPINIONS
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as an Embodiment of Paradigm of Peace By Prof. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
It is now a year since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed on. Mandela passed on at a time when South Africa was celebrating 20 years of democracy and Africa was has travelled 60 year of decolonization. Mandela’s gift to the world has been the paradigm of peace as a constitutive element of the broader anti-colonial/decolonial humanism underpinned by ubuntu. This paradigm of peace is opposed to the colonial paradigm of war and oppression that enabled the slave trade, imperialism, colonialism, (...)
The Ebola crisis and its implications on capacity development in Africa
The African Capacity Building Foundation joined top African business leaders at a roundtable to establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 8, 2014. The meeting held at the African Union Conference Centre brought together the African Union, the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, foundations, non-governmental organizations’ and leading businesses in Africa committed to join forces to (...)
Informative review: The Meanings of Timbuktu
Authors : Shamil Jeppie et Souleymane Bachir Diagne, (dir.)
Reviewer : Pape Chérif Bertrand Bassène, Ph.D.
Descriptive dictionary on Timbuktu and the history of sudani erudition
“The Meanings of Timbuktu“, is a collective work published in 2008 and translated from English by Ousmane Kane. This contribution to the African intellectual history was conducted under the direction of Dr. Shamil Jeppie, co-chairman of the South-South Exchange Program for Research on the History of Development (...)
CODESRIA RECENTLY / CODESRIA RECEMMENT
La célébration de la journée de solidarité avec la Palestine
En partenariat avec le Centre d’Information des Nations Unies (CINU) et l’ambassade de la Palestine à Dakar, le CODESRIA a participé à la célébration de la journée de solidarité avec la Palestine le 4 décembre 2014. La table ronde organisée dans le cadre de cet événement, a été présidée par Prof. Aminata Diaw Cissé, Administrateur principal du programme Formation, Bourses et subventions.
A cette rencontre, l’on a noté la présence de médias nationaux et internationaux tels que la Radiodiffusion Télévision du (...)
UPCOMING EVENTS / ÉVENEMENTS A VENIR
World Social Science Forum 2015 : Transforming Global Relations for a Just World
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) are pleased to announce the third World Social Science Forum (WSSF) which will take place on African soil in 2015. The WSSF is a global event of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) that brings together researchers and stakeholders in international social science co-operation to address current topical global issues and future priorities for international (...)
Call for Proposals: 2015 APSA Africa Workshop
Workshop Leaders for the 2015 APSA Africa Workshop.
Deadline: 5:00 PM ET, November 9, 2014
The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 8th annual APSA Africa Workshop. This two-week political science workshop will take place in July 2015.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 2015 workshop will conclude an eight-year effort to support political (...)
Summit to forge the future of African higher education: 10-12 of March 2015
Sommet pour bâtir l’avenir de l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique : Dakar du 10 au 12 mars 2015
The African Higher Education Summit to be held in March 2015 in Senegal will provide an energising space for African political and university leaders, experts and organisations – and friends of the continent – to revitalise interest in the sector and talk about the future. “This is a call to action. The summit will mark the beginning of a new agenda for higher education in Africa,” says Dr Tendai Murisa, director of the summit’s lead organiser TrustAfrica.
The African Higher Education Summit to (...)
CODESRIA 14th General Assembly - Dakar, Senegal, june / juin 2015
Creating African Futures in an Era of Global Transformations: Challenges and Prospects - Dakar, Senegal, june 2015 Conference Centre and AccommodationRegistration GuidelinesRegistration Form of the Scientific Conference
Call for Applications: 2015 Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing
DEADLINE: 15th APRIL 2015
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing. The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by graduate and postgraduate students. (...)