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Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

2012-09-25, Issue 600

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the Washington, DC–based National Endowment for Democracy invites applications for fellowships in 2013–2014. This federally funded program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.

Web-based course on Alternatives to Privatization

2012-09-13, Issue 597

The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Municipal Services Project (MSP) and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a free web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation: Non-Commercial Public Services Options in the Global South. The course will begin on October 8, 2012 and will comprise a series of eight weekly sessions.

Policy-making to challenge social exclusion, inequality and marginalisation

Call for applications

2012-07-23, Issue 594

This course provides a policy lens on social exclusion and marginalisation, providing a theoretical framework for understanding the process by which certain groups are systematically disadvantaged. Furthermore, the course will look at the ways in which systematic discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, caste, descent, gender non-confirmation, age, disability, HIV status, migrant status or where they live, shaped certain communities’ social prospects, access to services and ability to mobilise in defence of their rights.

Register for the XII International Colloquium on Human Rights

2012-07-15, Issue 593

What is the relationship between economic development and rights violations? What limits are there on the international community and on the use of force in serious human rights crises? How do we reconcile the need for understanding and the urgency of action? What is the real impact of technology on the enforcement of rights? These four questions, which figure prominently on the agenda of human rights organizations from the Global South, constitute the themes of the debates and exchanges of ideas at the 12th International Human Rights Colloquium – Innovation in Human Rights: Rethinking Agendas and Strategies in the Global South.

South Africa: Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships

Programme on the Study of the Humanities in Africa of the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape

2012-07-09, Issue 592

Call for applications for masters, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013: The Programme on the Study of the Humanities in Africa (PSHA) at the University of the Western Cape invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for masters, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for the 2013 academic year. The PSHA is an exciting research platform based in the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) dedicated to redefining Humanities research in and about the postcolonial world and making sense of the driving forces of globalization and nationalism. It is backed by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Amandla! Colloquium 2012

Call for Papers

2012-06-21, Issue 590

The colloquium will discuss the topic 'The Reproduction of Cheap Labour in Post-Apartheid South Africa' according to two themes: I. The low wage regime problem in South Africa II: Strategies towards a wage-led and sustainable growth path.

Panel discussion of Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

2012-06-11, Issue 588

Walter Rodney's classic study, 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa' has just been republished by Pambazuka Press. You are invited to a Panel Discussion on the book at the Cipriani Labour College, CLR James Auditorium, on Wednesday June 13 at 6 PM. Click on the link for more information.

KILOMBO 2012: Annual Event of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination

2012-06-11, Issue 588

This is to invite you to Kilombo 2012, which is an event on Africa, Africans and Social Justice. This is going to be an annual event and the first which is Kilombo 2012 will lay the foundation for launching the Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination.

Ghana: Kilombo 2012

24 - 26 August 2012

2012-05-21, Issue 585

This is to invite you to Kilombo 2012, which is an event on Africa, Africans and Social Justice. This is going to be an annual event and the first which is Kilombo 2012 will lay the foundation for launching the Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination.

2012 Child and Youth Institute: Youth, Social Transformation and Development in Africa

3-21 September, 2012, Dakar, Senegal

2012-05-14, Issue 584

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce its 2012 Child and Youth Institute that will be held for three (3) weeks, from 3rd to 21st September 2012. The institute is one of the components of the Child and Youth Studies Programme and is aimed at strengthening the analytic capacities of young African researchers on issues affecting children and youth in Africa and elsewhere in the world. The institute is designed as an annual interdisciplinary forum in which participants can reflect together on a specific aspect of the conditions of children and youth, especially in Africa.

Uganda: Social medicine course In Uganda

2012-05-07, Issue 583

SocMed invites students to apply for the fourth annual course Beyond the Biologic Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness, a social medicine immersion experience conducted on-site at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda from January 7, 2013 to February 1, 2013. This unique immersion course incorporates innovative teaching methodologies to merge teaching of clinical tropical medicine with understanding the socioeconomic, cultural, political, and historical underpinnings of illness.

Senegal: 2012 Democratic Governance Institute

2012-05-07, Issue 583

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the 2012 session of its annual Democratic Governance Institute. It therefore invites researchers to submit their applications for participation in this institute to be held from 23th July to 10th August, 2012 in Dakar, Senegal.

Nigeria: National symposium on the fuel subsidy findings

30 April, Gombe Jewel Hotel, Abuja

2012-04-29, Issue 582

With a recent report detailing corruption in the fuel subsidy system, a symposium is planned to address the issues and map out a plan of action on the imperative of accountability and probity on how the collective state resources must and should be managed.

Sexual Health and Rights in Africa - Where Are We?

19-22 September, Windhoek, Namibia

2012-04-16, Issue 581

Join more than 500 policymakers, activists and practitioners, including young persons, people living with HIV & AIDS, with disabilities, and LGBQTI persons from Africa and around the world at the 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights. The conference will will take stock of responses to sexual health and rights on the continent since ICPD, and interrogate the status of sexual health and rights, with particular focus on women, girls, adolescents and youth.

Land Grabs in Africa: Economic Growth or Re-Colonization?

3 May, East Bay Community Foundation, 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, US

2012-04-22, Issue 581

The talk will provide an overview of the reality of land grabs in Africa, based on extensive research and advocacy conducted by the Oakland Institute. Learn about resistance from impacted communities, grassroots and national organizations in Africa, and solidarity networks.

Liberation movement and governing party. An analysis of the ANC 100 years on

25 April 2012, 6pm, University of Cape Town

2012-04-23, Issue 581

Guest Speakers: Denis Goldberg, Sipho Pityana, Eusebius McKaiser and Richard Calland.

University of Oxford: Part-time Masters in International Human Rights Law

Admissions open for five scholarships for candidates from African Commonwealth countries

2011-11-03, Issue 579

The Department for Continuing Education and the Faculty of Law at Oxford University are very pleased to announce that admissions are now open for five scholarships for candidates from African Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Masters in International Human Rights Law at the...

Building Capacity for a New Generation: The Case for Youth Leadership in Africa

Pan-African Conference, 5 May 2012, University of Oxford, UK

2012-03-29, Issue 579

The 2012 Conference focuses on building the type of leadership Africa needs to successfully face challenges in the 21st century. The conference will bring together young and emerging academics, students, entrepreneurs, activists, and politicians to discuss and debate the challenges of the day in Africa.

The political economy of poverty and social transformations of the Global South

Call for papers, 10-12 December 2012, Cairo, Egypt

2012-03-29, Issue 579

This workshop aims to enhance our understanding of the nature of social change and transformations (at global, national or local levels) in which poverty alleviation, eradication, and prevention is either the axis of a social strategy or a tangible result.

Is Fanon Finished?

2012-03-26, Issue 578

It is the pleasure of the Masters programs at the American University of Paris to host an international and bilingual conference on contemporary critical and experimental engagement with Frantz Fanon’s work, co-organized by Lisa Damon, Sousan Hammad and François Huguet. The conference will take place at AUP and at the Lavoir Moderne Parisien and is open to everyone.

Fifth South-South Summer Institute on Rethinking Development

Global and Regional Alternatives for the Development in the South

2012-03-12, Issue 576

The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are pleased to announce - in the framework of the second three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program - the call for applications for participation in the Fifth South-South Summer Institute on Rethinking Development: Global and Regional Alternatives for the Development in the South. The Institute will be held in Recife, Brazil, from 21 May to 1 June 2012. Read more

Senegal: Call for Applications - Climate change and environmental governance in Africa

06 – 18 August, 2012

2012-03-19, Issue 576

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Environmental Politics Institute is an interdisciplinary forum which brings together African scholars undertaking innovative research on topics related to the broad theme of environmental politics. The aim of the Institute is to promote and sustain the development of coherent social sciences engagement with environmental issues in Africa. The Institute will promote research and debates on issues related to environmental politics especially as they relate to democratic decision making in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and programs on the continent. The Institute will be launched in 2012 and subsequently held annually in Dakar, Senegal.

Inaugural Session of the Advanced Afro-Arab Institute

12-23 March 2012, Rabat, Morocco

2012-03-12, Issue 574

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS) and the Institut des études africaines (IEA) of Université Mohammed V-Souissi, Rabat (Morocco) are pleased to announce the launching of the Advanced Institute on Afro-Arab Relations. The inaugural session will be held on 12-23 March 2012 and will be directed by Professor Shamil Jeppie of the University of Capetown (South Africa). Read more

Ghana: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Press Release

2012-03-05, Issue 572

Every year on 8th March the world celebrates International Women’s Day. This year, celebrate International Women’s Day with the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) and our partner, Alliance Francaise (Ghana).

Latin America: Fifth South-South Summer Institute

21 May – 1 June, 2012 - Recife, Brazil

2012-02-20, Issue 570

Rethinking development: global and regional alternatives for the development in the South African applicants should send their applications to: CODESRIA, 2012 South-South Summer Institute, BP 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, SENEGAL Tel: (221) 825 9822:...

State of the Union inception workshop

Highlights from workshop outcomes

2012-02-12, Issue 569

The workshop took place around three main conversations namely: peer learning from the 2011 experiences, learning on innovative strategies to employ in the future from various experts and developing a common plan for the next implementation phase. Va...

Kenya: Africa’s Golden Jubilee: Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa

26-30 June, Nairobi, Kenya

2012-02-06, Issue 568

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is organizing for an International conference 26-30 June at their main campus in Nairobi under the theme 'Africa’s Golden Jubilee: Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa'. Please click o...

Call for Pre-conference Workshops

55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association

2012-01-26, Issue 567

Because of the outstanding success of the workshops at last year's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the ASA will welcome proposals for workshops on a wide range of topics to be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, prior to the 55th Annual Meeting....

OpenForum: Money, Power & Sex: The Paradox of Unequal Growth

22-24 May 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

2012-01-29, Issue 567

OSISA, in conjucnction with the Africa Foundations of the Open Society network of Foundations (OSF) is hosting a gathering in Cape Town, 22-24 May 2012, entitled the 'OpenForum: Money, Power & Sex: The Paradox of Unequal Growth'. Under the theme, th...

Call for Proposals: Research frontiers in the study of Africa

The African Studies Association

2012-01-23, Issue 566

The African Studies Association is soliciting proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme of 'Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa' or on broader social science, humanities, and applied themes relating to ...

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