25 January 2024#2
afrika Platform

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

Nelson Mandela


Inspiratie lunchwebinar: gender en klimaat - 1/2/2024

Amina Odofin (UGent) heeft het in dit lunchwebinar over de oneerlijke gevolgen van de klimaatverandering op mannen en vrouwen. Ze toont aan dat klimaatverandering geen ver-van-mijn-bed-show is, maar overal toeslaat. Ze schetst hoe maatregelen om de klimaatopwarming te bestrijden vrouwen anders treffen dan mannen.

Amina voert onderzoek naar de effecten op vrouwen van de oliewinning in de Nigerdelta. Haar onderzoek richt zich op wat ze de “petro-seksuele politiek van de Nigerdelta” noemt.

CESSMIR Breakthrough Breakfast: Re-making it here: Returnees and non-state actors in the (European) externalisation of return migration management to The Gambia - 6/2/2024

A 'Breakthrough Breakfast' starts with a cup of coffee and some pastry, which ensures we are fully awake and ready to hear more about the latest research findings on the social impact of migration and refugees.

For this edition we invited the following speakers:

  • Dr. Rossella Marino, Department of Social Work and SocialPedagogy, Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) &UNU-CRIS, Bruges
  • Mustapha Sallah, Secretary General of Youth Against Irregular Migration (YAIM)
ANSER Conference: Catalysing Change: Enhancing Evidence-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policies in Challenging Times - 7-9/2/2024

We are excited to announce that the registration is open for our upcoming  ANSER Conference "Catalysing Change: Enhancing Evidence-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policies in Challenging Times", which will be held from February 7th to February 9th, 2024, in Brussels (Belgium).

Capitalizing on the momentum of the ICPD30 anniversary, the Belgian EU Presidency and the upcoming EU elections, this conference will bring together renowned researchers, policymakers, advocates, and program implementers from around the world to examine the multifaceted dimensions needed to re-energize the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) agenda.

Réseau Pan-Africain de Nématologie Workshop 2024 - 12 & 13/3/2024

Les 12 et 13 mars 2024, le troisième atelier international PANEMA se tiendra à Cotonou, au Bénin. Cet atelier de deux jours, organisé par l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi, au Bénin, réunira des nématologues qualifiés, des chercheurs en début de carrière, des étudiants, des vulgarisateurs agricoles et des agriculteurs de tout le Bénin et de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

L'objectif de cet atelier PANEMA au Bénin est de fournir des opportunités éducatives supplémentaires pour ceux qui travaillent dans l'agriculture et la nématologie dans un contexte ouest-africain.

Victims & Transitional Justice Conference. Participation. Mobilisation. Resistance - 13-15/3/2024

This conference on victims and transitional justice will focus on dynamics of participation in, mobilization around, and resistance to various kinds of transitional justice initiatives.

The conference will take place in Ghent (Belgium), March 13-15, 2024.



Launch Master Mind Scholarships to study in Flanders - application deadline UGent: 31/3/2024

The Flemish government grants Master Mind scholarships to excellent students who (want to) follow a master's program at a Flemish college or university.

The program aims to promote Flemish higher education as a top study destination for international talents.

It is estimated that 30 international students can benefit from the Master Mind Scholarships.

[HORIZON EUROPE] The African and European Research partnership on infectious diseases launches over €140 million in funding opportunities for 2024 - proposal deadline: 4/4/2024

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) focuses on the major infectious disease threats facing sub-Saharan Africa, including HIV, TB, malaria, neglected infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

The 2024 calls for applications have now been announced on the EDCTP3 website and on the Funding and Tender portal of the European Commission.

The 2024 calls have a 2 stage submission procedure. Deadline for 1st stage proposals: 4 April 2024. An information session will take place on 6 February to provide further guidance to interested parties on the 2024 Work Programme and its calls for proposals.

Summer School on Natural Resources & Development at Kyambogo University, Uganda - application deadline: 15/5/2024

This course examines the linkages between development and Natural Resources, the principles of Managing natural resources, and the sustainable conservation of these resources.

The course also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved protected areas, energy, water, and land in the face of climate variability based on a gender perspective.

The course aims at equipping students seeking qualifications for planning sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge, and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural produce competent professionals who can plan for sustainable use of natural resources globally.



UGent delegation visited CongoFlux Project in Yangambi - January 2024

From 14-20 January, a Ghent University delegation, led by Rector Van de Walle, paid a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Various research institutes were visited, in addition to meetings at the Japanese embassy, UNESCO and the Word Bank in Kinshasa. Academic seminars were organised at the Belgian embassy and the University of Kisangani. 

The highlight of the trip was an extended visit to the CongoFlux research site in Yangambi. This gave the delegation insight into top UGent research on ecology, forestry, geochemistry and tropical agriculture taking place in Yangambi.

Institutional academic visit to Kenya - including visits to various Kenyan universities and alumni networking events in Nairobi and Mombasa - February 2024

From 10-18 February 2024 a UGent delegation headed by Rector Van de Walle will be visiting various Kenyan universities and research institutions, in the cities of Nairobi, Eldoret and Mombasa. 

The aim is to consolidate partnerships and explore new academic collaboration opportunities, on the level of teaching and research. 

In the framework of this visit two alumni networking events will be organised in Nairobi and Mombasa.  


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