2022#11 1 June

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela


Formal Education Policies in the Kongo Kingdom of the 16th Century

Online talk - 4/6

On June 4 at 4.30pm (CET) Inge Brinkman (BantUGent) gives an online talk titled “Formal Education Policies in the Kongo Kingdom of the 16th Century” for the Kongo Academy, a platform created in December 2019 by a group of intellectuals interested in promoting the Kongo culture through research, education and training, cultural events and partnerships with institutions and individuals interested in Kongo culture, history, and language.


Joint CliMigHealth – UNU-CRIS – ITIM Working Seminar - 14/6

The influence of migration on women’s access to and utilization of healthcare in the Gambia: an Augmented Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting analysis

The Gambia is the smallest country on the African continent, but it is experiencing significant flows of both internal and international migrants. However, there is a dearth of research examining whether migration has implications for the access to and utilization of healthcare. Hence, it is imperative to assess the country’s progress towards the UN’s sustainable goal 17, aiming to ensure healthy lives and to promote the well-being of all at all ages. During this working seminar, we will present the preliminary results of an empirical study intended to fill this gap.


Invitational Seminar on Environmental Education Research - 13-16 June

Challenges for environmental and sustainability education research in times of climate crisis

Since its first edition in 1993, the Invitational Seminar on Environmental Education Research series has provided a unique opportunity for researchers from around the planet to discuss critical problems, trends and issues in research on environmental and sustainability education (ESE).

From 13 to 16 June 2022, the 15th edition will be organised in Ghent, Belgium, by the Centre for Sustainable Development of Ghent University in collaboration with partners of the SEDwise network (‘Sustainability Education – Teaching and learning in the face of wicked socio-ecological problems’).


Symposium - The potential of genome editing for sustainable African agriculture

30 June & 1 July 2022

Innovations and their integration into farming practices have always been vital for agriculture and food production. Breeding new plant varieties is not a simple, nor a rapid process. Genome editing is a transformative innovation for improved breeding accuracy, allowing scientists to make targeted genetic changes.

With this symposium we want to understand the state of the art and the potential of the genome editing to be transformative towards a more resilient and sustainable African agriculture. We will elaborate on the ongoing research, the regulatory framework and the socio-economic potential of this technology for the African continent.


7de Colloquium over het Afrikaans aan de Universiteit van Gent

Abstracts indienen voor 30/6

Na zes succesvolle edities vindt het UGent Colloquium over het Afrikaans 2022 plaats op donderdag en vrijdag 27-28 oktober 2022.

De thema's die zullen worden behandeld zijn 'De studie van het Afrikaans in 2022: nieuwe databronnen, nieuwe methodes' op het vlak van de taalkunde en 'CLI-FI. Dialogen over klimaat en milieu in Afrikaans en Nederlands' wat betreft de letterkunde.

Gelieve abstracts in te dienen voor 30 juni 2022.


Five global health calls launched for collaboration with sub-Saharan Africa within the EDCTP3 partnership

Submission deadline: 30 August 2022 at 17h CET

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) exists to accelerate the clinical development of new or improved medicinal products for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases, including (re-)emerging diseases.

In addition, the EDCTP funds activities for research capacity building in Africa, supporting researchers’ careers and strengthening national health research systems.


Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Internationalisering kennisinstellingen: projectoproep 2022 - deadline 30/9

De provincie Oost-Vlaanderen hecht veel belang aan de internationaliseringsinitiatieven van de kennisinstellingen en geeft deze al meerdere jaren een duwtje in de rug.

Projecten kunnen tot € 5.000 per deelnemende Oost-Vlaamse kennisinstelling krijgen. De geografische focus van de projecten moet strategisch zijn voor zowel de kennisinstelling als voor de provinciale speerpuntclusters.

Het ingevulde aanvraagformulier moet bij de Provincie ingediend worden vóór 30 september 2022.


Young Researchers Overseas Day 2022

Organised by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences

On Monday, 12 December 2022, the fifth Young Researchers Overseas Day is organized by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. This event is aimed at researchers younger than 40 who are working overseas in various research fields. These fields should fit into one of the scientific disciplines of the 3 sections of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences. The Young Researchers’ Day is an opportunity to meet one another, discuss, exchange ideas and know more about the Academy (www.kaowarsom.be) and its activities.

Deadline for the submisison of abstracts: 3 October 2022.


Upcoming events

UGent visit to Nigeria

WHEN 05-06-2022 - 11-06-2022
WHERE Lagos & Abuja
ORGANIZER Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
CONTACT Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
WEBSITE https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/event/ugent-visit-nigeria

Ghent University will visit the cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria to meet with partner institutions, sign bilateral agreements and explore research collaboration.

A special seminar showcasing UGent and UGent's expertise in Nigeria will be organised in Abuja on 9 June.  


'Het verdriet' in vertaling

Literaire dialogen tussen het Nederlands en het Afrikaans

WHEN 07-06-2022 from 19:00 to 22:00
WHERE Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal en Letteren, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent
ORGANIZER Gents Centrum voor het Afrikaans en de Studie van Zuid-Afrika & Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
CONTACT Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
WEBSITE https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/event/het-verdriet-vertaling-literaire-dialogen-tussen-het-nederlands-en-het-afrikaans

Tijdens deze nocturne werpen auteurs, vertalers en academici een licht op 'Het verdriet' in vertaling en de levendige literaire dialogen tussen het Nederlands en het Afrikaans.

Onlangs is de Afrikaanse vertaling verschenen van Hugo Claus’ Het verdriet van België (1983). Die vertaling van de hand van Daniel Hugo is meer dan een ode aan Claus’ meesterwerk. Ze versterkt ook de intense literaire banden tussen de Lage Landen en Zuid-Afrika.


The International conference on Waste To Wealth

WHEN 07-07-2022 - 09-07-2022
WHERE Bedford Hotel 135-137, 1000 Brussels
ORGANIZER ADIAfrica, Africa Platform of Ghent University Association, and other partners
CONTACT Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
WEBSITE https://www.africaplatform.ugent.be/event/icaww-waste-wealth-conference

The 2022 ICAWW International Conference from Waste to Wealth is targeted to become the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances, research results, new products, projects, and policies as well as successful case studies for transforming waste to wealth and developing sustainable circular economy worldwide.

The aim is to create synergy between academy, business, and policymaking in the field of turning waste into wealth.