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Call: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology 30 October 2016

Deadline: 30 October 2016

African Review of Social Sciences Methodology

Epistemological Fractures in a Globalized World: Normalizations, Debates and Alternatives in the Social Sciences

Posted on: Wed 24 Aug 2016

Apply Now: World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program

  • Ph.D. students from Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly women, are eligible to apply for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program
  • World Bank Group Fellows will spend a minimum of six months getting hands-on experience at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., or country offices
  • Fellows will work on economic policy, technical assistance to countries, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity

Posted on: Tue 23 Aug 2016 | Category: funding, Vacancies

Call For Abstracts: International Conference on Education for Research for Development in Africa

ICERDA 2016 is the 2nd annual International Conference on Education for Research for Development in Africa. ICERDA 2016 provides a unique space for new and established education researchers to meet and disseminate research that addresses and develops critical discourses on education for development in Africa. 

2016 THEME: Towards a vision of education for sustainable development in Africa. 


Posted on: Tue 23 Aug 2016 | Category: calls

Call for Papers: Critical African Studies

Critical African Studies

Posted on: Mon 22 Aug 2016 | Category: calls

Vacancy: CODESRIA Executive Secretary

Deadline: 15 September 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from suitably qualified senior African scholars for the position of Executive Secretary in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position, which will fall vacant in 2017, is the most senior management post in the Executive Secretariat and the successful candidate will be expected to function as the leader of the institution and a diverse team of staff under the overall supervision of the Executive Committee of the Council.

Posted on: Thu 4 Aug 2016

Calling for Applications: Artists in Residence for Africa Centre

Since its inception in 2011, the Africa Centre’s Artist in Residency Programme (AIR) has successfully awarded 39 African artists the chance to take up residencies across the globe.  Through continued partnerships with residency programmes in Australia, Brazil, India, Spain, China and the United States, we are proud to offer eight new residency opportunities through the 2016 edition of this programme.

Posted on: Mon 25 Jul 2016 | Category: Vacancies


Vacancy: Paid Fellowship for African Content Creaters

aKoma is making a call for applications for Amplify, a paid Fellowship program for talented African storytellers and creators5. Amplify is a partnership between aKoma and MasterCard Foundation, who have been awesome in working with us to make this happen.  

Posted on: Tue 23 Aug 2016 | Category: featured, Vacancies

Event: The State of Democracy in Africa … and Kenya 24 August, Nairobi

Posted on: Mon 15 Aug 2016 | Category: featured, events

Call: Systematic Reviews for DFID

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty and commissions world-class research that directly improves people’s lives. The DFID Systematic Review Programme aims to strengthen evidence-informed policy making through the production of high quality and policy relevant evidence synthesis products.

With this aim in mind, DFID has awarded the EPPI-Centre the contract to commission its next round of systematic reviews, to provide training and support for the review teams, and to quality assure their work. We shall be working with DFID to identify unanswered questions that are important to policy and can usefully be addressed by systematic reviews. The first questions relate to the area of:Women's economic empowerment


Posted on: Mon 4 Jul 2016 | Category: featured, calls

Event: Africa Writes, 1-3 July 2016, London


Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th yearwill bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every year the festival showcases established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities.

This year’s highlights include the symposium “Africa in Translation: Memory and Remembering” on friday, 1 July 2016 (10.00-13.00). The symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  The discussants – Veronique Tadjo, Kama Sywor Kamanda, Abdilatif Abdalla, Roland Glasser, Ida Hadjivayani and others – look into Caleb Femi, the meaning of ‘the African body’ across time and space, and into the place of literature in cross-cultural scholarship, writing, reading, translation, publishing and performance.

Caleb Femi, photograph by Jolade Olusanya
 photograph by Jolade Olusanya

Posted on: Wed 8 Jun 2016 | Category: featured, events

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