22 February 2024#4
afrika Platform

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

Nelson Mandela


Publieke lezing: Blik op het globale zuiden – landdegradatie als bron van ongelijkheid - 5/3/2024

Tijdens deze lezing gaan we dieper in op onze relatie met de natuur vanuit een bodemgericht perspectief en verkennen we de ongelijke uitdagingen waarmee de wereld wordt geconfronteerd wanneer het land degradeert.

De lezing wordt afgesloten met een kleine receptie. Toegang is gratis, maar inschrijven verplicht.

Lezing “Et le Congo créa la littérature” door schrijver In Koli Jean Bofane - 11/3/2024

In deze lezing onderzoekt schrijver In Koli Jean Bofane de manier waarop Congo's traumatische geschiedenis de Afrikaanse literatuur en Bofane's eigen schrijfstijl heeft beïnvloed.

Aan de hand van een aantal vragen aan zichzelf en aan de lezer gaat hij na hoe een dekolonisatie van de verbeelding vandaag tot stand kan komen.

Lecture Series in African and Global History - Spring 2024

You are warmly invited to the 2023-2024 lecture series on African history, organized by Samuël Coghe, Felicitas Becker, Eric Vanhaute, Pieter De Coene and Gillian Mathys.

In the next couple of months there will be lectures from amongst others Nicole Eggers and David Mwambari.

First up this year is Morgan Robinson on the standardisation of Swahili.

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.

European Humanitarian Forum 2024 - 18 & 19/3/2024

The Forum, co-organised by the European Commission (DG ECHO) and Belgium in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, takes place in the context of sharply increasing global humanitarian needs, at a time of shrinking humanitarian space, increasingly complex and protracted conflicts, the politicisation of aid, and increasing vulnerabilities due to climate change.

Workshop: Aspirations de Migration et Bien-être - 20/3/2024

Ce workshop (à l'Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Sénégal) est organisé pour présenter les résultats préliminaires de l’étude sur le bien-être, des jeunes Casamançais et accueillir les commentaires et réactions de différents parties afin de les prendre en compte pour le reste du projet.

En complément, cet évènement sera l’occasion de croiser les témoignages et perspectives de différents secteurs afin de réfléchir et proposer ensemble, dans une démarche de co-création, des recommandations académiques, politiques et/ou interventionnelles visant à une meilleure prise en compte de la situation économique et mentale des jeunes en Casamance.

VLIR-UOS Community Talk: Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health through a Participatory Parent-Child Communication Intervention in Uganda - 28/3/2024

In Uganda, high rates of teenage pregnancies and HIV persist, especially due to limited sexual and reproductive health education. This project aims to empower parents in rural areas to communicate effectively about these topics.

During this Community Talk, the involved researchers will share their experiences, findings, and lessons learned on this project. With Dr. Viola Nyakato, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and  Prof. Souheila Abbeddou, Ghent University

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.

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.

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.



Anna Lindh Foundation - Open Call: Knowledge For Action - deadline: 3/3/2024

The Anna Lindh Foundation has launched its 2nd edition of Knowledge for Action.

This programme is specifically designed to promote collaborations between research/academic institutions and civil society organisations, emphasised through the production of briefs or papers addressing relevant dimensions of Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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.

SGroup Intercontinental Academic Exchange Programme ICON - grant applications are open - deadline: 3/5/2024

The aim of the ICON programme is to promote, facilitate and/or strengthen collaboration between SGroup institutions (such as Ghent University) and their overseas partners, thereby contributing to the SGroup’s commitment to expanding collaboration opportunities in education and research through the transfer of knowledge and the development of strategic alliances.

The ICON programme for the year 2024 will provide 10 grants for applications from academic and/or administrative staff.

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.



Africa Film Festival Ghent 2024 - 27-30/3/2024
Making Men: Masculinity, Myth and Paradox - Documentary and Live Dance Performance: 25/4/2024

Making Men looks at the question of masculinity. Four African dancers explore this theme through choreography that is strong and rhythmical, but also subtle and sensitive.

Can failure to fit the stereotype of masculinity lead young men to the unease and violence we witness in many societies today? Are they free to choose to do so in any way they deem appropriate, or are they forced into a mold? They attempt to understand, question and express their doubts. They try to break free of invisible chains, to find their true selves.

The choreography seeks to highlight the limits of the male stereotype for those who seek to experience the full range of human emotions.


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