Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


2017 Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) Competition Winners

Number of visits: 280

CODESRIA wishes to announce the winners of its 2017 Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) competition. The MRI was adopted in 2017 as CODESRIA’s primary instrument for supporting research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It combines grants of up to USD 35,000 with workshops and peer support to enable researchers undertake 16-month long projects that result in scholarly publications and policy briefs.
The Council extends its congratulations to the researchers involved in the projects below, which constitute the first class of the MRI.

Résistance et adaptation des paysans face aux changements globaux et locaux dans les domaines agraire et foncier en Afrique des Grands Lacs
• Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium et Université d’Anvers, Belgium)

Pouvoir symbolique, genre et violence sur la scène de la musique populaire à Kinshasa
• Léon Tsambu (Université de Kinshasa, DRC)

Discursive contestation of the political economy of hawkers in Nairobi’s central business district: A conceptual metaphor analysis
• Esther Wangui Kimani (Nairobi City County Government, Kenya).
• George Mbugua Kariuki (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
• Sammy Gakero Gachigua (Egerton University, Kenya and Lancaster University, UK)

Large-scale land investments and (un)employment questions in Africa: quantitative and qualitative insights from Nigeria
• Evans S. Osabuohien (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
• Felicia O. Olokoyo (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
• Ibukun Beecroft (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
• Uchenna R. EFOBI (Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria)
• Alhassan A. Karakara (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

Impacts des informations fournies aux petits agriculteurs par SMS sur le climat, l’allocation de la main-d’oeuvre, le rendement et le revenu: résultats d’un essai pilote aléatoire et contrôlé au nord du Benin
• Rosaine N. Yegbemey (Université de Parakou, Bénin).
• Aline M. Aloukoutou (Bureau de Recherche et de Développement en Agriculture [BReDA ONG]).
• Ghislain D. B. Aihounton (Université de Parakou, Bénin).

Y en a marre, filimbi, lucha et balai citoyen : consonances et dissonances de mouvements d’engagement citoyen en Afrique
• Mamadou Dimé (Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal)
• Pascal Kapagama (Université de Kinshasa, DRC)
• Ibrahima Touré (Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Senegal)
• Zakaria Sore (Université Ouagadougou 1 Professeur Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso)

Re/telling the war story, healing the wounds: a bibliotherapeutic reading of recent African novels
Researchers

• Sola Owonibi (Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria)
• Oluyinka Ojedokun (Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria)
• Omon Merry Osiki (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Meaning-making “child prostitutes” in Zimbabwe: case studies of the Harare, Chipinge, and Beit Bridge communities
• Rejoice Makaudze (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
• Eliot Tofa (University of Swaziland)
• Tichavona Mushonga (Grupo Cobra Energy, Zimbabwe)

Bringing ‘the ordinary’ into video and cellphilm: people-centered production, dissemination and analysis
• Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe, and St Augustine University, Tanzania)
• Oswelled Ureke (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
• Evangelista Manyuchi (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
• Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Decolonisation and the collective agency of student teachers in South Africa
• Yusuf Sayed (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
• Zahraa McDonald (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
• Nimi Hoffmann (Rhodes University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
• Tarryn de Kock (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)

University governance and community relations in Ghana: dimensions, tensions and opportunities
• Edmond Akwasi Agyeman (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
• Emmanuel M. J. Tamanja (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
• Bernard B.B. Bingab (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)

The role of governance in the use of innovative pedagogies for learning and research outputs in Kenyan public universities: a comparative analysis
• Susan Mbula Kilonzo (Maseno University, Kenya)
• Kennedy Onkware (Masinde Murilo University of Science and Technology, Kenya)
• Pamela Anyango Oloo (Maseno University, Kenya)
• Simon Gisege Omare (Moi University, Kenya)

Use of information and communication technology and performance of middle level lecturers in teaching and research in Nigerian universities
Researchers:
• John Lekan Oyefara (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
• Khadeejah Adebisi Abdulsalam (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
• Pius Adejoh (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
• Waziri Babatunde Adisa (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
• Tunde Alabi (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Higher education management and leadership in Mozambique: dynamics and challenges of 14 higher education institutions in Mozambique
• Miguel Marrengula (Higher Institute of Arts and Culture (ISArC), Mozambique)
• Patrício Langa (Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique and University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
• Sarita Monjane Henriksen (Universidade Pedagógica, Mozambique)
• Ângela Manjichi (Michigan State University, USA)

Stakeholder engagement in higher education governance: collaboration and partnerships between higher education institutions and various stakeholders: case study, the university of the western cape, South Africa
• Fred Bidandi (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
• Anthony Ambe (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
• Claudia K.T. Mukong (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)




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