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Mission Statement

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa.

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.

Its objectives are to:

  • Promote and facilitate research and knowledge production in Africa using a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. The Council is committed to combating the fragmentation of knowledge production, and the African community of scholars along various disciplinary and linguistic/geographical lines;
  • Promote and defend the principle of independent thought and the academic freedom of researchers in the production and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Encourage and support the development of African comparative research with a continental perspective and a sensitivity to the specificity of the development process in Africa;
  • Promote the publication and dissemination of research results undertaken by African scholars;
  • Strengthen the institutional basis of knowledge production in Africa by proactively engaging and supporting other research institutions and their networks of scholars within its programmes of activities. As part of this goal, the Council also actively encourages cooperation and collaboration among African universities, research organisations and other training institutions;
  • Encourage inter-generational and gender-sensitive dialogues in the African academy as a further investment of effort in the promotion of awareness and capacity for the use of different prospectives for knowledge production;
  • Promote contacts and dialogue between African researchers and researchers on Africa elsewhere in the world, as well as interaction between the Council and similar international organisations.
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Prof. Fatima Harrak, President of CODESRIA
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Dr. Ebrima Sall, Executive Secretary of CODESRIA

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    Le 19 mars à 23:25, par alirezafarajzadeh En réponse à : Mission Statement Hello. I am a researcher Ali Reza Frjzadh Biotechnology / Agriculture Ready to cooperate with all organizations and research centers I am 17 years old and ready to serve the Nvnan my research around the world My Motto world without war, without hunger and homelessness . I ask because a billion people are at risk of hunger ? My blog address www.newfarmeurmiya.wordpress.com سلام برکل ساکنان این دهکده جهانی.

    کودکان مظلوم...ܓჱ With respect to basic research and clinical colleagues and international friends Dear colleagues and friends in the global village in recent years, many problems related to human nutrition / agriculture. / And the livestock ... It is certain to engender forms of illnesses and diseases that Narsayhayy and distorts people’s lives. The correct and proper way to end the use of modified bacteria in agricultural soils to alkaline and salty. The soil used to cultivate crops and poverty, world hunger has to be done. And the direction of the team and I am seeking help ... The next issue of the role of vitamins / amino acids / enzyme / Able to control the disease and to treat disease and certain cancers work. A set of 3,000 pages of herbs that was started in 2000. Finished in 2012. . The World Forum for researchers and the fight against poverty, hunger and Oxford I’ve stated. Recently, an element of copper in the body and it requires very attracted to me and pointed to a corner I would. Regards / biotech researcher / professor / Ali Reza Farajzadeh سلام بر تمام ساکنان دهکده جهانی همه با هم به سوی رفع هر گونه تبعیض / رفع فقر و گرسنگی / به ما کمک کنید. ما همه انسانیم و همه حق زندگی و حیات داریم. من از شماها عاجزانه تقاضا می کنم به هر طریقی به ما کمک کنید. من تمامی دست رنج و تحقیقات ۱۷ ساله خودم را که در قالب پروژه های بنیادین و کاربردی است. در اختیار جنبش جهانی قرار میدهم. برای مبارزه با فقر و گرسنگی قرار میدهم می دانم درامد سر شار و زیاد انها فقط برای گرسنگان جهان خواهد شد . من خودم حتی یک سنت از محل درامد انها نمی خواهم. دوست و هم نوع شماها استاد / علی رضا فرج زاده محقق بین الملل عضو دایم ۱۶۸ کشور در زمینه بیو تکنولوژی Hello to all inhabitants of the global village All together the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination / eradicating poverty and hunger / help us. We are all human and we have all the right to life. I respectfully ask you to help us in any way. I lost all my 17 years of suffering, and research projects in the form of fundamental and practical. I will make the most of the world. I used to fight poverty and hunger I paid a lot of Shar and they are just hungry world. I do not want even a cent of their income. The kind of friend you Professor / Ali Reza Farajzadeh 168 permanent members of the international research In the field of biotechnology کودکان مظلوم...ܓჱ

    جنبش جهانی برای مبارزه با فقر چرا یک میلیون نفر در خطر مرگ گرسنگی ؟علی رضا فرج زاده برای مبارزه و حمایت به ما ملحق شوید.علیرضا فرجزاده به جمع ما بپوید جنبش جهانی مبارزه با فقر کودکان مظلوم...ܓჱ Dear Alireza,Recently you’ve joined more than 60,000 people who campaign with Oxfam in Great Britain – thank you. You’re part of a global movement that’s challenging inequality, and campaigning hard to tackle the reasons millions of people are still living in poverty. Together we’ll campaign on food, health, education and human rights. We’ll email you when we have urgent news and opportunities for you to help tackle poverty. You can also follow us and get in touch through Facebook, Twitter and our blogs. We’re thrilled you’ve chosen to be a part of Oxfam. Together, we can tackle the big reasons people are living in poverty.

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