Dear readers, Welcome to CODESRIA Newsletter Issue Number 25. CODESRIA has a new Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga. The handover between the outgoing Executive Secretary, Dr. Ebrima Sall and the new one went smoothly. CODESRIA’s president, Prof. Dzodzi Chikata was in Dakar for this purpose. A profile of the new Executive Secretary is provided in this Newsletter. Our community has lost three of its valuable members: Prof Aminata Diaw Cissé from Senegal, Prof Abubakar Momoh and Prof (...)

Le numéro 25 de la lettre d’information du CODESRIA dirigé par un nouveau secrétaire exécutif, Dr Godwin Murunga est paru. La passation de pouvoir entre le secrétaire exécutif sortant, Dr. Ebrima Sall et le nouveau supervisée par la présidente du CODESRIA, Prof. Dzodzi Chikata qui s’est passée dans des très bonnes conditions y figure en bonne place. Vous lirez aussi dans ce numéro, le portrait du nouveau Secrétaire exécutif. Notre communauté a perdu deux de ses valeureux membres. Il s’agit des professeurs (...)


OBITUARY: Professor Aminata Diaw Has Moved On

Dakar: Friday 14 April 2017 It is with profound regret and extreme sadness that I write, on behalf of the President of CODESRIA Dzodzi Tsikata and on my own behalf, to inform the CODESRIA community that professor Aminata Diaw, immediate past head of the CODESRIA Training, Grants and (...)

CODESRIA Tribute to the Abuja Memorial in Honour of Prof. Abubakar Momoh

The news of the untimely passing on of Professor Abubakar Momoh came as a shock to the CODESRIA community. On behalf of the Executive Committee, CODESRIA’s overall membership, and colleagues in the Secretariat in Dakar, we write to reiterate our deep shock and the sense of loss following this (...)

Statement on the passing on of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, 1954-2017

August 8th 2017 It is with such extreme shock and sadness that we at CODESRIA have learned of the passing away of Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha. Dr. Mustapha was a Professor of African Politics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. According to family sources, Dr. Mustapha, 63, died today (...)

CODESRIA has a new Executive Secretary, Dr Godwin Murunga

Dr Murunga is a historian and political analyst of Kenyan origin. Prior to joining CODESRIA as the Executive Secretary, he was lecturing at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Nairobi. He was the immediate past director of the Africa Leadership Centre in Nairobi, and was a (...)

Ebrima Sall, secrétaire exécutif sortant du Codesria : « Le Codesria a su s’ajuster, s’adapter et anticiper »

Le Dr Ebrima Sall vient de terminer son deuxième et dernier mandat à la tête du Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (Codesria), plébiscité premier think tank africain en 2016. Chercheur discret, mais réputé dans les milieux universitaires, le Dr Sall est un (...)

Social networking, identity and sexual behaviour of undergraduate students in Nigerian universities

Purpose – The purpose of this study was to examine how the identity of undergraduates who use social networking sites in selected Nigerian universities in uences the prediction of their sexual behaviour. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire survey was used to collect data from 388 (...)


Managing and Transforming an African University

Makerere is one of the oldest and most enduring African educational institutions. Initially established in 1922 as a technical school by the Department of Education under the British Protectorate Government, and converted to a university in 1970, it has survived many odds and emerged as a true (...)



Dakar 20 JUNE 2017 _ The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) organized a workshop to disseminate its policy briefs on security governance in Africa on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at the Hotel Onomo, Dakar. Chaired by the new Executive Secretary of CODESRIA, (...)

DAKAR, 20 JUIN 2017 Le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA) a organisé un atelier de dissémination des notes de politique sur la gouvernance de la sécurité, ce Mardi 20 juin 2017 à l’Hôtel ONOMO. Présidés par le nouveau Secrétaire executif du CODESRIA, (...)

The Taming of Fate: Approaching Risk from a Social Action Perspective: Case Studies from Southern Mozambique

This book is about how extreme situations appearing to have a destructive potential can actually be used to produce meaningful individual and social lives. It is about the “taming of fate”. This notion means and accounts for the ability of individuals and communities to rebuild their lives (...)

The National Council for Higher Education and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002–2012

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and the Growth of the University Sub-sector in Uganda, 2002-2012, narrates the experience of the Ugandan NCHE in the establishment, development and regulation of higher education institutions in Uganda from 2002 to 2012. In this period, student (...)

The Status of Student Involvement in University Governance in Kenya: The Case of Public and Private Universities

This book examines the concept of the democratization of governance in universities in Kenya with particular emphasis on students involvement in governance processes and decision making. Data were collected from members of the student community utilizing a structured self-administered (...)

CODESRIA Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI) / Institute on the Role of Middle-level academics in University leadership

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is implementing a new Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI). The initiative aims at engaging academics and stakeholders in higher education in Africa on (...)

Money, Debt and New Technologies in Africa Workshop

Atelier sur l’argent, la dette et les nouvelles technologies en Afrique

On July 2nd 2017, The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the IMTFI in collaboration with the Centre for African Studies Basel co-organized a workshop on the theme : “Money, Debt and New Technologies in Africa ”. Held in Basel, the meeting was opened by (...)

Le 2 juillet 2017, le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA) et l’IMTFI en collaboration avec le Centre d’études africaines de Bâle ont organisé un atelier sur le thème: "L’argent, la dette et les nouvelles technologies dans Afrique ". Tenue à Bâle, la (...)


2017 Social Policy in Africa Conference

The ‘counter-revolution’ in Development Economics that emerged in the 1980s brought in its wake a ‘counter-revolution’ in Social Policy. In its origin, the ‘counter-revolution’ could be understood as a revolt against the normative underpinnings of the ‘welfare state’—something marked by Frederick von (...)

Designing interdisciplinary Humanities/STEM Teaching and Research programs in African universities

Programme interdisciplinaire Humanités-STEM dans les universités africaines

Call for proposals The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, is pleased to announce a call for proposals for a new intervention on ‘Designing interdisciplinary Humanities/STEM Teaching and Research programs’ for African universities. The intervention is (...)

Appel à candidatures Le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA) lance une nouvelle intervention appelée «Programme interdisciplinaire entre Humanités et STEM dans les universités africaines ». Elle appuie les initiatives visant à concevoir, dans les (...)

Special call on Higher Education Governance, Research and Policy in Africa / Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)

Appel à candidature sur la gouvernance de l’enseignement supérieur, recherche et politique en Afrique / Initiatives de Recherche pour la construction du sens du CODESRIA

Established in 1973, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) promotes research by African and Diaspora scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities that can contribute to a better understanding of Africa and its place in the world. This is done in the (...)

Créé en 1973, le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA) a pour objectif de promouvoir les travaux en sciences sociales et humaines de chercheurs africains dans le but de contribuer à une meilleure compréhension de l’Afrique et de sa place dans (...)

2017 Governance Institute

Institut sur la Gouvernance de 2017

From 4 to 15 September 2017, CODESRIA will hold its Annual Governance Institute This year’s theme is "Economic Governance and Economic Transformation of Africa". For this edition, the institute will be led by Prof. Horace Campbell and will have professors Abdou Salam Fall and Vusi Gumede as (...)

Du 4 au 15 Septembre 2017, le CODESRIA tiendra son Institut annuel sur la Gouvernance Le thème de cette année est : « Gouvernance Economique et Transformation Economique de L’Afrique». Pour cette édition, l’institut sera dirigé par Prof Horace Campbell et aura les professeurs Abdou Salam Fall et Vusi (...)

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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. CODESRIA’s mission required the emergence of a pan-African community of researchers, the protection of their intellectual freedom and autonomy in performing their duties and the elimination of barriers regarding language, discipline, region, gender and generation. Le Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA) a son siège à Dakar, au Sénégal. C’est une organisation panafricaine, indépendante de recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique. Elle a été créée en 1973. La mission du CODESRIA requérait l'émergence d'une communauté panafricaine de chercheurs, la protection de leur liberté intellectuelle et leur autonomie dans l'exercice de leurs fonctions et l'élimination des barrières linguistiques, de disciplines, régionales, de genre et générationnelles.
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