2023#1 11 January

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

Nelson Mandela

AUGent & Africa Announcements

Afrika Focus 35/2 is published!

The international journal Afrika Focus (published by the AUGent Africa Platform and colleagues at the University of the Western Cape) promotes critical and worldly debates with Africa at the centre.

It accepts scholarly contributions dealing with current trends and new developments at both empirical and theoretical levels, and encourages the submission of work from new generations of researchers based in the continent.

The articles should offer original research and address the interdisciplinary readership of this well-established journal.

We are proud to present you our latest issue: https://brill.com/view/journals/afoc/35/2/afoc.35.issue-2.xm

Launch VLIR-UOS Call Short Initiatives 2023

Internal application deadline is 10 March 2023

Short Initiative (SI) projects are short-term projects of a maximum of two years. The projects aim to explore, build and deepen academic/scientific collaborations among diverse teams of academics and researchers.

SI projects focus on a sustainable development challenge. Project budgets amount to a maximum of 70.000 EUR for two years.


Expo Lucie Kamuswekera

Embroidered past, imagined future in Congo

On 18 November 2022, Amsab-ISG launched the exhibition ‘Embroidered Past, Imagined Future in Congo’ with works by Lucie Kamuswekera, a Congolese artist who narrates the turbulent history of her country through embroideries.

The expo is an initiative of researchers from Ghent University and The Ohio State University.

Still until 31/3/2023


Mary Zacharia Charwi and BantUGent colleagues publish on medicinal plants among the Kuria of Tanzania

On January 5, 2023, the Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants has published online a new article “Indigenous Knowledge and Use of Medicinal Plants Among the Kuria Communities in the Tarime and Serengeti Districts of Mara Region, Tanzania” by Mary Zacharia Charwi (Dar es Salaam University College), Neema Gideon Mogha (Dar es Salaam University College), Joseph Koni Muluwa (ISP Kikwit), and Koen Bostoen (BantUGent).

This research was made possible, amongst others, by the Global Minds Fund of Ghent University, which financed a short research stay for Mary Zacharia Charwi at Ghent University (May–July 2022).