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BIEA Seminars: Sexual moralities and the politics of chastity

March 29, 2015

Sexual moralities and the politics of chastity: An anthropological apprach to virginity and premarital sexuality in contemporary Istanbul

Dr. Patricia Scalco

Date: 2 April 2015
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi.

For enquiries and to RSVP please contact seminars@biea.ac.uk 

BIEA Conference: Connections and disconnections in the history and cultures of Eastern Africa

March 27, 2015

This conference will explore the place of Eastern Africa within global approaches to the study of the region’s past and present. Supported by the BIEA, IFRA and the University of Warwick

Date: 30-31 March 2015,
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Nairobi

Please contact Daniel Branch (D.P.Branch@warwick.ac.uk) for any queries and/or to RSVP. 

Haycock Research Grant

March 24, 2015

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for grants from the Haycock Fund, to support projects of research in Sudan/South Sudan.

Applications should be sent to haycock@biea.ac.uk by 17.00 hours GMT on 24 April 2015. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by 29 May 2015.

International Women's Day 7th March 2015

March 10, 2015

In honour of International Women’s Day this Sunday March 7, Planet Earth Institute wanted to spotlight four inspirational women who are working in science and tech in Africa.

The following is taken directly from this website where you can find further information and videos. 

1)    Mariéme Jamme

Originally from Senegal, Marieme is a tireless advocate for technology and the importance of building STEM skills on the continent. She is also CEO of SpotOne Global Solutions, a consultancy that helps enterprise tech companies get a foothold in Europe, Asia and Africa. Here’s a video of her passionately explaining what Africa’s scientific independence means to her.

2)    Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagie, She Leads Africa

Management consultants by day, Afua and Yasmin also co-founded She Leads Africa, a social enterprise that supports high-potential female entrepreneurs by helping them jump-start their businesses. On January 24, they successfully ran their first ever ‘Who wants to be a tech millionaire’ event, which provided workshops for young women interested in building tech-enabled businesses. Here’s a little more about their work, and we can’t wait to see what they do next!

3)    Liberata Mwita, PhD student, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Growing up, Liberata wanted to become a pilot, but her family urged her to pursue a career in scientific research. Now she is studying for a PhD with SABINA at the University of Pretoria where she is part of a larger, multi-investigator project addressing complex questions about how several species of Bacillus bacteria interact with plants. This is an important question because earlier research has shown that these bacteria, which are free-living in the soil, promote plant growth under the proper circumstances. To learn more about RISE, the programme she is associated with, please click here.

4)    Naadiya Moosajee, Co-founder, Women in Engineering

A native of South Africa, Naadiya describes herself as a ‘serial social entrepreneur’. With a background in engineering, Naadiya decided to set up WomEng, a social enterprise developing the next generation of women engineering leaders around the world. At present, WomEng operates in South Africa and Kenya, but aspires to expand into West Africa. We look forward to following her impact!

 

8th South-South Institute: Call for applications

March 9, 2015

8th South-South Institute "Inequality and Social Justice: Perspectives from the Global South". Call for applications

Date: September 11 –18 2015
Venue: Durban, South Africa 

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