16 May 2024#10
afrika Platform

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CMSI Lecture - The Shoah in Postcolonial Perspective: Etty Hillesum and her Moroccan Secret Sharer - 21/5/2024

Rebekah Vince is a Lecturer in French at Queen Mary, University of London. She is a memory studies scholar specialising in French postmemory narratives, francophone postcolonial studies, and the Mediterranean francosphère.

Her research moves at the intersection between postcolonial studies, Jewish studies, and transnational French studies, engaging with dialogic approaches to memory.

Filmscreening ‘Zwarte Ibis’ door Black Speaks Back - 22/5/2024

De korte film ‘'Zwarte Ibis' verbeeldt de innerlijke zoektocht van een jonge zwarte vrouw naar intimiteit in een wereld waar de grenzen tussen het individu en het collectief, het politieke en het persoonlijke, het heden en het verleden alsmaar vervagen.

De filmvertoning wordt gevolgd door een artist talk met regisseur Dr. Emma-Lee Amponsah en theatermaker Mathieu Charles.

Conference: Innovation - a key enabler for sustainable food system transformation in Africa - 23/5/2024

In the framework of the Belgium Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we cordially invite you to join our conference "Innovation: a key enabler for sustainable food system transformation in Africa". 

Join us, online or in person for an inspiring debate on how innovation can foster transformation towards more sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems in Africa!

Let's talk @ the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - 30/5/2024

What is Let’s talk?
A language and networking event focused on practicing Dutch and foreign languages and getting to know your colleagues in a fun and interesting way via conversation tables.
With this event we focus on the smooth integration of non-Dutch speaking colleagues as well as offering Dutch speaking colleagues the opportunity to practice their foreign languages. 

Primafamed-Workshop - 4-5/6/2024

We invite you to partcipate in the upcoming Primafamed-Workshop (4-5 june 2024) in Nairobi, Kenia, on development of Family Medicine and primary Care Capacity buildng in Africa.

Public lecture: The Status of Forced Displacement and Migration in Ethiopia: Developments, Challenges in Responding to It and the Role of Social Work - 12/6/2024

Ethiopia is facing significant challenges related to forced displacement and migration. Join us for an insightful lecture in which Professor Abebaw Minaye Gezie explores the developments, challenges, and responses to this pressing issue. Discover the crucial role that social work can play in addressing the economic, health, and psychosocial problems associated with migration and displacement in Ethiopia.

CMSI Lecture - Translating Trauma, (Re)writing Memory: Mauritius and the Indenture Narrative - 19/6/2024

Suppliers of its largest workforce to colonized Mauritius for over a century, slavery and indenture were characterized by structural violence. This violence was physical, psychological and discursive, marked by misrepresentations, gaps, and the suppression and destruction of archival material.

This talk highlights key features of this intergenerational trauma in and through Dr Sraddha Shivani Rajkomar's English translation of  the novel Gandhiji Bole The.

Nigeria Belgium Luxembourg Business Forum - 18-20/9/2024

We are glad to inform you that CBL-ACP will be organizing the second edition of the High-level Nigeria Belgium Luxembourg Business Forum.

The program will include a plenary session/seminar, a networking lunch, B2B & B2G meetings between Nigerian government officials & Nigerian companies and company visits.



Emergency funding for Mpox outbreak in Central Africa - call for proposals deadline: 29/5/2024

The Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking has mobilised emergency funding to tackle the ongoing Mpox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbouring countries.

With a budget of € 5 million, the emergency call for proposals will support research and innovation projects that will advance our understanding of the ongoing epidemic, contribute to the development of preventive and management strategies and support an efficient public health response.

Call for papers – 8th Colloquium on Afrikaans and South African Studies at UGent - abstract submission deadline: 31/5/2024

Horizons of Political/Poetical Contestation: South African Intersectional Perspectives across Disciplines and Languages (20 & 21 November 2024)

Our call for papers invites proposals that address South African intersectional trends, and that consider the heterogeneous manifestations these can assume, both historically and contemporarily. Inspired by Carastathis, we believe that intersectionality should be understood not only on a personal level but as a “horizon of political contestation”. 

We also encourage diversity in terms of academic domains by adopting an interdisciplinary stance.

Launch Global Minds Short Research Stays Call 2024 - submission deadline: 31/5/2024

This call targets researchers who are affiliated with a higher education or research institution based in one of the 37 eligible countries in the Global South and who wish to spend between 1 and 3 months as a visiting researcher at Ghent University in order to support and expand their ongoing research on sustainable development challenges.

Specialization course: Geopolitics of Sub-Saharan Africa – Political Transitions in Africa - application deadline: 7/6/2024

This comprehensive course (3rd week of June 2024) offers a dive into the Political Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa with a diversity of perspectives from across the globe.

This course is organized by esteemed institutions including the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Beira Interior (FCSH/UBI), OBSERVARE, Observatory of External Relations, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL), Centre of International Studies, Iscte – Lisbon University Institute (CEI-Iscte/IUL), and the Institute of National Defense (IDN), Ministry of Defense, Portugal.

Workshop: Is ECOWAS a Tool or an Obstacle to Decolonization? Migration Governance and Beyond - call for submissions deadline: 15/6/2024

This workshop aims to explore how various dynamics influence the scenarios of migration without borders (MWB) and a post-national West Africa discussed in the literature.

Arhin-Sam and colleagues have urged the development of unique cross-border mobility systems based on West African realities, cautioning against simply replicating models from other contexts, such as the EU. In the light of this, the key question of the workshop is: to what extent is ECOWAS moving towards or away from the post-nationalism and decolonization scenario described by Aniche and colleagues, and why?

VLIR-UOS Call Accelerate projects 2024 - deadline: 1/10/2024

Accelerate aims to provide policy and policy implementation support to the VLIR-UOS community, both in Belgium as well as in all partner and scholarship countries, on a limited number of strategic themes. Accelerate will identify, connect, deepen and mobilise relevant expertise available in the VLIR-UOS network, supporting the acceleration of these themes within the VLIR-UOS community.

An online information session (focused on practicalities) will take place on Thursday 23 May 2024.

Interesting new topic added to the Cluster Health of Horizon Europe - specifically targetting low- and middle-income countries. Deadline: 26/11/2024

Implementation research for management of multiple long-term conditions in the context of non-communicable diseases (Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases - GACD)

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases is an alliance of international funding agencies representing over 80% of the world’s public health research funding and the first collaboration of its kind to specifically address NCDs.

This call specifically targets implementation science to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs*) and/or those in high-income countries (HICs) serving disadvantaged populations.



GAPSYM17: Africa at the intersection of Climate, Migration & Health challenges - call has been launched - deadline: 1/6/2024

The symposiums organised by the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAPSYM) have been trendsetting in the Belgian academic landscape over the last 16 years, in the sense that they provide a unique interdisciplinary forum to showcase academic research taking place in collaboration with African-based partners.

This 17th multidisciplinary conference of the AUGent Africa Platform will be co-organised by Ghent University’s International Thematic Network CliMigHealth, which focuses on the nexus between climate change, migration and health(care), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR).


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