The Executive Secretariat, based in Dakar, Senegal, is the body responsible for implementing programmes and activities to materialise the strategic plan set by CODESRIA’s General Assembly.
It accomplishes this task in close collaboration with the Executive Committee and the Scientific Committee. The Executive Secretariat is organised around three scientiifc programmes
Research Programme, Training, Grants and Fellowships Programme, and Publications Programme. It also includes a Department of Administration and Finances and the CODESRIA Documentation, Information and Communication Centre (CODICE), which support all programs.
Each programme is headed by a manager hired by the Executive Committee. The work of programme managers and all other staff of the Secretariat is supervised by the Executive Secretary. This also provides intellectual leadership, raising funds to finance the activities of the Council, sign all contracts on behalf of the Board and assume representative functions on behalf of the African community of social science research.
Since its creation in 1973, CODESRIA’s Secretariat has been successively administered by the following Executive Secretaries:
Since the 7th of June 2017,
Dr. Godwin R. Murunga has been CODESRIA’s Executive Secretary.
Office of the Executive Secretary
CODESRIA Documentation, Information and Communication Centre (CODICE)
Training, Grants and Fellowships Programme
Department of Administration and Finances
Former Executive Secretaries
Pr. Samir Amin (1973-1975)
Samir Amin is a franco-egyptian economist with a PhD in Economic Sciences (1957) from the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), France. He returned to Egypt in the same year, and his first official position was to represent the state in executive boards of public...
Pr. Abdalla Bujra (1975-1985)
Abdalla S. Bujra, is a Kenyan national from Lamu and was born in 1938, went to Lamu primary school, Mombasa Secondary school then larer on joined The University of London where he did a BA in African Studies and later obtained his Doctoral degree (PhD) in Sociology at the School of Oriental and...
Pr. Thandika Mkandawire (1985-1996)
Thandika Mkandawire, a Swedish national of Malawian origin, is an economist with keen interest in the promotion of comparative research on development issues. He holds a DLit in Economics from Rhodes University, South Africa. His special field of speciality are been development economics and...
Pr. Achille Mbembe (1996-2000)
Achille Mbembe is a Cameroonian historian and political scientist. As a student, he travelled around Africa, and discovered in Tanzania the thinking of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere at a time when Dar Es Salam was the center of intellectual debate and one of the main hubs for the struggle for Africa’s...
Pr. Adebayo Olukoshi (2001-2009)
Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, from Nigeria, is currently Director of the UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Dakar, Senegal. He is also the interim Director of the Africa Governance Institute (AGI), Dakar. He is a Professor of International Economic Relations. He...
Ebrima Sall (2009 - 2017)
Ebrima Sall is the Executive Secretary of CODESRIA. Before his appointment as Executive Secretary, CODESRIA in April 2009, Dr Sall was Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Uppsala (Sweden) and Director of the Centre for the Promotion of Village Savings...