2022#12 15 June

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

Nelson Mandela


Impact of COVID on SRHR in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

Webinar - 21/6

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic has been the main focus of health policies worldwide over the last two years. This crisis not only overstretched the health system but it also shifted financial and human resources. Additionally the COVID-19 restriction measures seemed to have a great impact on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Several members of the 'Academic Network on SRHR Policy' (ANSER) conducted research on the impact of COVID-19 restriction measures on SRHR and found interesting results that will be shared during this webinar.


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

Ghent University’s External Stakeholders Networking Event

Jointly organized by the five Regional Platforms of UGent

WHEN 29-06-2022 from 17:00 to 19:00
WHERE Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, Ghent
ORGANIZER The Regional Platforms of Ghent University
CONTACT Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be

Join us to learn all there is to know about the activities and goals of the five UGent Platforms. Their central ambition is to bring people together to stimulate academic cooperation, to exchange knowledge and to critically reflect on these regions.

During this Networking Event with external stakeholders you will be able to mix and mingle with all our valuable partners and friends to discuss about running, upcoming and possible joint activities and opportunities.

The International conference Waste To Wealth

WHEN 07-07-2022 - 08-07-2022
WHERE Online
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 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.

GAPSYM15 - Afroeuropeans Conference 2022

WHEN 22-09-2022 - 24-09-2022 from 9:00 to 18:00
WHERE VUB's Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
ORGANIZER Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Africa Platform of Ghent University Association and other partners
CONTACT Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be
WEBSITE https://www.afroeuropeans2022.com/en/

The 8th Biennial Afroeuropeans Network Conference “Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities” will take place from 22 – 24 September 2022.

The conference aims to consider how Afroeuropean communities are shaped by the intersections of ‘race’ and ethnicity with other markers of identification such as gender, class, sexuality, ability, age, citizenship status, language…

Of particular interest are the multiple ways in which Afroeuropeans challenge dominant modes of representation and knowledge production, for instance by claiming space and citizenship, altering taken-for-granted modes of knowing and organizing, and presenting their experiences and perspectives as part and parcel of European society and identity.