6 December 2023#22
afrika Platform

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

Nelson Mandela


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Lecture on Black Liberation and its Intersection with Palestine - 10/12/2023

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for a thought-provoking lecture on "Black Liberation and its Intersection with Palestine."

Our event will feature distinguished speakers who bring unique perspectives to this crucial conversation. We are honored to have Philsan Omar Osman, Rachida Aziz, and Lema Nazeeh as our speakers. They will each contribute their expertise to shed light on the parallels between the struggles for liberation in different contexts.

Publieke lezing: Klasse vs kleur: een valse tegenstelling? Naar radicaal verwantschap met Miriyam Aouragh - 13/12/2023

Met Kif Kif, het Ghent Centre for Global Studies (UGent) en het Learning Network on Decolonization zouden we je graag uitnodigen voor een publieke lezing met Miriyam Aouragh rond haar concept van “Radicale verwantschap.”

Aouragh is docente culturele antropologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam met een lange staat van dienst als antiracisme activiste.

Internationale Conferentie: Reimagining power structures: the potential of feminist foreign policy - 17/1/2024

De Adviesraad Gender en Ontwikkeling nodigt u uit voor de internationale conferentie “Reimagining power structures: the potential of feminist foreign policy”.

Kom op deze internationale conferentie meer te weten over het belang van het versterken van feministische bewegingen in buitenlands beleid en internationale solidariteit. Het zal ook een gelegenheid zijn om de uitdagingen en kansen van een feministisch buitenlands beleid voor België en de Europese Unie in een steeds veranderende politieke context te verkennen.

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.



Open Doors Fellowship Program: Applications are open!

The Open Doors Fellowship Program, coordinated by IPBO (International Plant Biotechnology Outreach) in collaboration with VLIR-UOS and UGent, is currently accepting applications from post-doctoral and mid-career women scientists in African research centers.

The program is meticulously designed to equip participants with new skills, foster professional networks, and enhance scientific visibility to ensure talents remain into the scientific pipeline.

3 PhD research positions in African and Global History - application deadline: 18/12/2023

The History Department at Ghent University is recruiting 3 doctoral fellows for the ERC Starting Grant Project ‘CATTLEFRONTIERS – (Post)Colonial Catle Frontiers: Capitalism, Science and Empire in Southern and Central Africa, 1890s-1970s’ (2023-2028), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Samuël Coghe.

New PhD positions in ethnoarchaeology and African linguistics at Ghent University!

Applications are invited for three PhD research positions at the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University in Ghent:

  • One new PhD positions in ethnoarchaeology open within BantUGent as part of Sara Pacchiarotti’s upcoming ERC-SG project CongUbangi. Deadline for applications: December 23, 2023.
  • Two new PhD positions in African linguistics open within BantUGent as part of Sara Pacchiarotti’s upcoming ERC-SG project CongUbangi. DEadline for applications: December 20, 2023.
Call for applications to establish networks of epidemic and pandemic sciences research excellence across Africa - deadline: 31/1/2024

The Epidemic Science Leadership and Innovation Networks (EPSILONs) aim to nurture and promote world-class epidemic and pandemic sciences research and innovation in Africa.

The networks will be led by an outstanding African investigator based at an African research institution and will bring together multiple organizations in a consortium for up to six years. Each consortium will be awarded core funding of up to USD $4 million.   

Call for papers - International workshop: Scientific Analyses on Pottery Finds from Africa - deadline: 31/1/2024

Pottery production on the African continent is among the oldest in the world, and in many regions, the practice has endured into modern times. Compared to other parts of the world, the study of pottery in and from Africa using modern scientific techniques is still in its infancy. The main goal of this (online) workshop is to bring researchers together and examine the current state of scientific studies on pottery across Africa.

Launch call Short Training Programmes - deadline for submission: 1/2/2024

The Global Minds Fund is launching a new instrument: Short Training Programmes (STP). This instrument provides researchers and lecturers affiliated with Ghent University with an opportunity to integrate issues, themes, and expertise related to sustainable development challenges in the Global South into their training and educational activities.

The overarching objective of the Short Training Programmes is to strengthen the quality and relevance of training and educational programmes at Ghent University by bringing in perspectives and expertise from the Global South.



First AUGent Africa Forum - 8/12/2023

On the agenda of this first AUGent Africa Forum:

  • Introducing GAP / Learn more about our community and vision
  • Impact assessment / Share your thoughts on our contribution to your success
  • GAP in 2024 / Introducing an ambitious planning
  • Funding for Africa / Discover funding opportunities tailored to Africa
  • Reception / Network with your peers

Want to learn more about the six Regional Platforms? Take a look at www.ugent.be/regionalplatforms
to find all the information you need.

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