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The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is headquartered in Dakar Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African research organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent
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The STIAS Iso Lomso Fellowships: Call for Applications 2019

23. August 2019 - 18:23

Application deadline: 15 October 2019

Shortlist selection: 20 December 2019

Final selection: 31 January 2020

Enquiries:
Ms Noloyiso Mtembu

Iso Lomso Coordinator

Tel. +27 21 808 2584

Email: isolomso@sun.ac.za

STIAS Wallenberg Centre

10 Marais Street Stellenbosch 7600

South Africa

www.stias.ac.za

Iso Lomso Fellowships provide an exceptional early career opportunity for Africa's brightest minds in academia. Fellows will enjoy:

  • a three-year attachment to STIAS during which time they may spend a total of ten months in residence at STIAS to develop and pursue a long-term research project;
  • the possibility of a residency at a sister institute for advanced study in North America, Europe or elsewhere;
  • funding to attend up to two international conferences or training workshops;
  • support to convene a workshop with collaborators at STIAS;
  • lecturer replacement subsidy for the fellow's home institution during residency periods.

The programme is aimed at African scholars who have obtained a doctoral degree within the preceding seven years and who hold an academic position at a university or research institution anywhere in Africa. Candidates should have established a research programme and have completed a post-doctoral fellowship or equivalent post-PhD programme. All disciplines are considered.

Call for Application

Job Opportunity: Research Director at Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)

22. August 2019 - 18:01

Company: Human Sciences Research Council
Reference #: Ref. No: RD-AISA 09/19
Published: 13/08/2019
Contract Type: 5 Years Contract
Salary: Market Related
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Introduction:

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) in the HSRC undertakes basic, applied and comparative research devoted to the study of African development challenges and opportunities. The Institute's mission is to conduct research and produce evidence-based knowledge that informs African public and private policy and practice, with special emphasis on sustainable development processes; good governance, peace and security; as well as science, technology and innovation. In this work, the Institute collaborates with key players on the continent and provides research-based policy advice to African multilateral organisations and government departments on public affairs. The work of the Institute makes a direct contribution to addressing the many dimensions of the study of Africa by Africans seeking to reverse the continent's marginalization in the global knowledge economy. AISA seeks to invite highly motivated individuals, who are interested in pursuing a career in research, to apply for the position of Research Director.

Job Functions: Research
Industries: Research

Specification: Key responsibilities for this post comprise of, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Executive Director in implementing strategic objectives as well as an Africa Agenda/Strategy;
  • Management of a diverse research team;
  • Conduct quality research, analyse data, interpret and report research findings and recommendations in high-level forums;
  • Lead large, multi-year, collaborative research projects, with partners in Africa and globally;
  • Develop research proposals that are in line with AISA's research agenda;
  • Respond to and secure tenders and commissions and formulate grant applications;
  • Network with major stakeholders, policy-makers, African researchers and those financing research;
  • Build national and international research links and facilitate African research partnerships;
  • Communicate research findings and publish in peer-reviewed accredited journals;
  • Mentor the professional development and the publishing output of colleagues and contribute towards the capacity development of research interns.

Requirements: Key requirements:

  • A PhD in Social Sciences/Humanities with at least 10 years' experience in research;
  • Heading towards 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, several international including sole/first-authored; Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive; conflict management and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent writing skills necessary for publication in high-impact, peer reviewed, international journals, and for drafting content-heavy memos, briefing papers and reports;
  • The ability and enthusiasm to engage as a team player in large scale multi-disciplinary research, to manage research teams and to mentor and train research trainees to ensure staff retention;
  • A sound grounding in research methods, including quantitative approaches;
  • The versatility to apply quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies to subject matter across disciplinary boundaries, including the humanities;
  • Demonstrated project management and organisational skills;
  • Excellent record of proposal writing and raising funds for research;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications: In your application, please include: A copy of your CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details). Ensure that you indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com. Only applications adhering to these requirements will be considered.

For further information please consult the HSRC website. Details of the HSRC can be found on the website (www.hsrc.ac.za). For enquiries (and not applications) please contact Prof Cheryl Hendricks on chendricks@hsrc.ac.za or +27(0)12 316 9755

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

Closing Date: 27 August 2019. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment

APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

African Sociological Review, Volume 23, n°1, 2019

2. August 2019 - 12:02

Contents/Sommaire

Editorial ----------------1

General Issue
L'organisation Internationale de la Francophone : Instrument de Development ou de Dependence
Par Dali Clement Stephane ----------------- 4

Research Papers
La contribution des Universités dans la mise en œuvre des ODD au Sénégal : le cas de l'Université Alioune Diop de Bambey
Mamadou Saliou Mbengue ----------------- 19

The reform of public universities in Tanzania: Governmentality and the exercise of power
Maduekwe, Catherine, Chinenye and Beverly Beverly aver. ------------------ 45

Transition énergétique et mouvements sociaux à Abidjan : une analyse dialectique des perceptions de la population abidjanaise face à la politique étatique de distribution d'ampoules à basse consommation
Kabran Aristide Djane --------------------- 61

Transition from shacks to formal human settlements – Social cohesion in Mt Moriah in the metropolitan area of Durban, South Africa.
Sultan Khan ------------------- 79

De la présence féminine dans la rue : Stratégies d'accession à l'espace public dans un quartier spontané, Ras El Ain – Oran (Algérie)
Mehdi Souiah ------------------ 96

A Researcher's Visit to Italy: Human tra cking and the Nigerian-Sicilian Ma as
Mike Omilusi -------------------- 110

African Sociological Review, Volume 23, n°1, 2019

2. August 2019 - 12:02

Contents/Sommaire

Editorial ----------------1

General Issue
L'organisation Internationale de la Francophone : Instrument de Development ou de Dependence
Par Dali Clement Stephane ----------------- 4

Research Papers
La contribution des Universités dans la mise en œuvre des ODD au Sénégal : le cas de l'Université Alioune Diop de Bambey
Mamadou Saliou Mbengue ----------------- 19

The reform of public universities in Tanzania: Governmentality and the exercise of power
Maduekwe, Catherine, Chinenye and Beverly Beverly aver. ------------------ 45

Transition énergétique et mouvements sociaux à Abidjan : une analyse dialectique des perceptions de la population abidjanaise face à la politique étatique de distribution d'ampoules à basse consommation
Kabran Aristide Djane --------------------- 61

Transition from shacks to formal human settlements – Social cohesion in Mt Moriah in the metropolitan area of Durban, South Africa.
Sultan Khan ------------------- 79

De la présence féminine dans la rue : Stratégies d'accession à l'espace public dans un quartier spontané, Ras El Ain – Oran (Algérie)
Mehdi Souiah ------------------ 96

A Researcher's Visit to Italy: Human tra cking and the Nigerian-Sicilian Ma as
Mike Omilusi -------------------- 110

Ndéye Aïssatou Ndiaye

25. Juli 2019 - 15:04

Holder of a Master's degree in International Business, Ndéye Aïssatou Ndiaye attended her training at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Polytechnique in Dakar called ENSTP today.
She has joined the Council as mails and Receptionist Assistant and also assistant at CODICE, now she is at the Research Program as an Administrative and Bilingual Assistant.
As part of its training and writing its reports, she has integrated several structures such as Sonatel current Orange Senegal in the quality of Customer Assistant for two years; Bollore Senegal, CBAO; the Premium Contact Center International (PCCI Senegal), SONATEL Multimedia (assigned to the Sales Administration Department); La Griffe she held the position of Secretary to the General Administrator (Communication Agency in the subject) and COSEF (local NGO) to name a few.
This craze for discovering new horizons such as the Humanities and this interest in participating in the active life encouraged her to join CODESRIA in 2016

Ndéye Aïssatou Ndiaye

25. Juli 2019 - 15:04

Holder of a Master's degree in International Business, Ndéye Aïssatou Ndiaye attended her training at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Polytechnique in Dakar called ENSTP today.
She has joined the Council as mails and Receptionist Assistant and also assistant at CODICE, now she is at the Research Program as an Administrative and Bilingual Assistant.
As part of its training and writing its reports, she has integrated several structures such as Sonatel current Orange Senegal in the quality of Customer Assistant for two years; Bollore Senegal, CBAO; the Premium Contact Center International (PCCI Senegal), SONATEL Multimedia (assigned to the Sales Administration Department); La Griffe she held the position of Secretary to the General Administrator (Communication Agency in the subject) and COSEF (local NGO) to name a few.
This craze for discovering new horizons such as the Humanities and this interest in participating in the active life encouraged her to join CODESRIA in 2016

Leonide Azah Awah

24. Juli 2019 - 11:38

Program Manager

Awah Leonide is a Program manager in the department of Training Grants and fellowships, specifically in charge of Higher education programs. Prior to joining Codesria in September 2018, she served as a researcher and fellowship coordinator at the African Leadership Centre.

Leonide holds a Master's degree in International Law and another in Peace Security and Development from Kings College London. She has research interests in a broad range of issues to include African higher education and political development.

Leonide Azah Awah

24. Juli 2019 - 11:38

Program Manager

Awah Leonide is a Program manager in the department of Training Grants and fellowships, specifically in charge of Higher education programs. Prior to joining Codesria in September 2018, she served as a researcher and fellowship coordinator at the African Leadership Centre.

Leonide holds a Master's degree in International Law and another in Peace Security and Development from Kings College London. She has research interests in a broad range of issues to include African higher education and political development.

Alioune FALL

23. Juli 2019 - 12:58

IT Officer II

Alioune FALL obtained a University degree (BAC +2) in Computer Science at Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis and a Professional Bachelor of Computer Science at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He did also a master's degree in Computer Science, option Distributed Systems at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.
After a few years of work and many experiences in companies like the Digital Freedom Initiative, a program of USAID, Dakar Dem Dikk, transport company and the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité, he joined CODESRIA in July 2017 as IT Officer II.
Alioune is a Senegalese.

Alioune FALL

23. Juli 2019 - 12:58

IT Officer II

Alioune FALL obtained a University degree (BAC +2) in Computer Science at Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis and a Professional Bachelor of Computer Science at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He did also a master's degree in Computer Science, option Distributed Systems at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.
After a few years of work and many experiences in companies like the Digital Freedom Initiative, a program of USAID, Dakar Dem Dikk, transport company and the NGO Femmes Africa Solidarité, he joined CODESRIA in July 2017 as IT Officer II.
Alioune is a Senegalese.

CODESRIA 2019 Democratic Governance Institute: "Digital Technologies and Election Management in Africa's Democratisation Processes"

17. Juli 2019 - 18:06

Abidjan, 15th July-2nd August 2019

The annual CODESRIA Democratic Governance Institute is this year holding in Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire on the theme, “Digital Technologies and Election Management in Africa's Democratisation Processes”. The choice of the theme is meant to give academics and policymakers involved in academic research and management of elections and the democratization process in the continent a chance to reflect on the broad questions regarding the implications the increased adoption of digital technologies in the conduct and management of elections has on the quality of election process and outcomes, and ultimately the quality of the democratic process itself. The choice of the theme is also informed by current trends on the continent with respect to the conduct and management of elections as a critical component of democratic evolution. Recourse to digital technologies in the continent is presented by key players as critical to enhancing the credibility and quality of the process, enable results that are acceptable to all and contribute to enhancing democratic accountability compared to what used to obtain in the era of manual electoral management processes. However, in a number of the countries where some aspects of digital processes have been applied (registration, voter verification, voting and transmission of results), the results of the elections have not been acceptable to all parties and concerns of increased digital manipulation of electoral outcomes have been raised. Some aspects of digital technologies, such as use of social media, have also been implicated as being deployed by the contesting parties in ways that undermine deepening of democratic values. Beyond the ways in which the technologies are deployed, most of the countries that have used the technologies have had to procure them from outside the continent at astronomical costs. The capacity and skills to deploy and use some aspects of the technologies have also been retained with the vendors, thus limiting local users' access to verify fully the electoral process and outcomes. Hence, besides questions of the contribution of the technologies to realizing a quality democratic process and outcome, they raise related issues of cost, data protection and data sovereignty. These are the issues the participants at the institute will be engaged to examining.

Prof Obinna Okechukwu Ibeanu, a professor of political science at the university of Nigeria, Nsuka and a National Electoral Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, INEC, is the Director of the Institute.

CODESRIA 2019 Democratic Governance Institute: "Digital Technologies and Election Management in Africa's Democratisation Processes"

17. Juli 2019 - 18:06

Abidjan, 15th July-2nd August 2019

The annual CODESRIA Democratic Governance Institute is this year holding in Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire on the theme, “Digital Technologies and Election Management in Africa's Democratisation Processes”. The choice of the theme is meant to give academics and policymakers involved in academic research and management of elections and the democratization process in the continent a chance to reflect on the broad questions regarding the implications the increased adoption of digital technologies in the conduct and management of elections has on the quality of election process and outcomes, and ultimately the quality of the democratic process itself. The choice of the theme is also informed by current trends on the continent with respect to the conduct and management of elections as a critical component of democratic evolution. Recourse to digital technologies in the continent is presented by key players as critical to enhancing the credibility and quality of the process, enable results that are acceptable to all and contribute to enhancing democratic accountability compared to what used to obtain in the era of manual electoral management processes. However, in a number of the countries where some aspects of digital processes have been applied (registration, voter verification, voting and transmission of results), the results of the elections have not been acceptable to all parties and concerns of increased digital manipulation of electoral outcomes have been raised. Some aspects of digital technologies, such as use of social media, have also been implicated as being deployed by the contesting parties in ways that undermine deepening of democratic values. Beyond the ways in which the technologies are deployed, most of the countries that have used the technologies have had to procure them from outside the continent at astronomical costs. The capacity and skills to deploy and use some aspects of the technologies have also been retained with the vendors, thus limiting local users' access to verify fully the electoral process and outcomes. Hence, besides questions of the contribution of the technologies to realizing a quality democratic process and outcome, they raise related issues of cost, data protection and data sovereignty. These are the issues the participants at the institute will be engaged to examining.

Prof Obinna Okechukwu Ibeanu, a professor of political science at the university of Nigeria, Nsuka and a National Electoral Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria, INEC, is the Director of the Institute.

Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook

16. Juli 2019 - 11:21

A. K. Bangura, J. A. Obando, I. I. Munene, C. Shisanya, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-833-6

This handbook presents a selection of qualitative, quantitative, emergent and comparative research methods, many of which are African-centered. Furthermore; it discusses epistemological paradigms in the social research, mentoring techniques, publishing strategies, Internet research techniques, and research integrity and ethics. The book is designed primarily to provide researchers with an understanding of some research approaches that are useful for researching Africa. By asking fundamental questions about how to rethink methods, this book is also a critical contribution for thinking through knowledge decolonisation. The suggestions made about the possibility of studying Africa systematically are therefore subject to close examination. What integrates the chapters in this book can seem somewhat ordinary. But many research and mentoring insights are so discernible, so essential, that they are arduous to master, and convey with originality and clarity. The inventiveness of this book therefore hinges upon the simplicity with which conventional but distinct facts about the approaches examined are assembled into a coherent and intellectually persuasive synthesis.

Abdul Karim Bangura is a researcher-in-residence of Abrahamic Connections and Islamic Peace Studies at the Center for Global Peace in the School of International Service at American University and the director of The African Institution, in Washington DC, USA.

Joy A. Obando is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Kenyatta University. She holds a PhD in Geomorphology from King's College London and studied for her Master's in Geography and Bachelor of Education at Kenyatta University.

Ishmael I. Munene is professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University teaching courses in Comparative Education, Higher Education, and Educational Research.

Chris Shisanya is former Chairperson of the Department of Geography and is currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Full Professor of Geography, specializing in the feld of Agroclimatology, at Kenyatta University

Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook

16. Juli 2019 - 11:21

A. K. Bangura, J. A. Obando, I. I. Munene, C. Shisanya, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-833-6

This handbook presents a selection of qualitative, quantitative, emergent and comparative research methods, many of which are African-centered. Furthermore; it discusses epistemological paradigms in the social research, mentoring techniques, publishing strategies, Internet research techniques, and research integrity and ethics. The book is designed primarily to provide researchers with an understanding of some research approaches that are useful for researching Africa. By asking fundamental questions about how to rethink methods, this book is also a critical contribution for thinking through knowledge decolonisation. The suggestions made about the possibility of studying Africa systematically are therefore subject to close examination. What integrates the chapters in this book can seem somewhat ordinary. But many research and mentoring insights are so discernible, so essential, that they are arduous to master, and convey with originality and clarity. The inventiveness of this book therefore hinges upon the simplicity with which conventional but distinct facts about the approaches examined are assembled into a coherent and intellectually persuasive synthesis.

Abdul Karim Bangura is a researcher-in-residence of Abrahamic Connections and Islamic Peace Studies at the Center for Global Peace in the School of International Service at American University and the director of The African Institution, in Washington DC, USA.

Joy A. Obando is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Kenyatta University. She holds a PhD in Geomorphology from King's College London and studied for her Master's in Geography and Bachelor of Education at Kenyatta University.

Ishmael I. Munene is professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University teaching courses in Comparative Education, Higher Education, and Educational Research.

Chris Shisanya is former Chairperson of the Department of Geography and is currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Full Professor of Geography, specializing in the feld of Agroclimatology, at Kenyatta University

Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook

16. Juli 2019 - 11:21

A. K. Bangura, J. A. Obando, I. I. Munene, C. Shisanya, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-833-6

Conducting Research and Mentoring Students in Africa: CODESRIA College of Mentors Handbook

16. Juli 2019 - 11:21

A. K. Bangura, J. A. Obando, I. I. Munene, C. Shisanya, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-833-6

African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities

11. Juli 2019 - 16:48

G. Mutalemwa, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-855-8

African Academics in Germany: Revitalising African Universities is a thought-provoking work. It challenges African scholars to re-examine their contribution to their motherland. It invites German universities and scholarship providers to assess the relevance of the education offered towards the transformation of African higher learning institutions. The book provides a method of engaging African academics and the diaspora in the revitalisation of higher education. The book introduces a university revitalisation theory which explains the role of internationalisation in socio-economic, cultural, technological and political development.

George Mutalemwa is lecturer in Development and Communication Studies at St. Augustine in Tanzania (SAUT). He has lived and taught in Kenya and Germany. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology and Development and as Executive Secretary of the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar. He has published on participatory development, community-based organisations and academic diaspora. Dr. Mutalemwa was formerly Director of International Programmes at SAUT.

African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities

11. Juli 2019 - 16:48

G. Mutalemwa, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-855-8

African Academics in Germany: Revitalising African Universities is a thought-provoking work. It challenges African scholars to re-examine their contribution to their motherland. It invites German universities and scholarship providers to assess the relevance of the education offered towards the transformation of African higher learning institutions. The book provides a method of engaging African academics and the diaspora in the revitalisation of higher education. The book introduces a university revitalisation theory which explains the role of internationalisation in socio-economic, cultural, technological and political development.

George Mutalemwa is lecturer in Development and Communication Studies at St. Augustine in Tanzania (SAUT). He has lived and taught in Kenya and Germany. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sociology and Development and as Executive Secretary of the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar. He has published on participatory development, community-based organisations and academic diaspora. Dr. Mutalemwa was formerly Director of International Programmes at SAUT.

African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities

11. Juli 2019 - 16:48

G. Mutalemwa, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-855-8

African Academics in Germany Revitalising African Universities

11. Juli 2019 - 16:48

G. Mutalemwa, CODESRIA, Dakar, 2019, ISBN: 978-2-86978-855-8

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