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Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011   

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  • The NWGs and CRNs Coordinators’ Meeting

    CODESRIA’s Research Program is organizing a methodology workshop in conjunction with the 13th General Assembly , which will be held in Rabat, Morocco from 05-09 December 2011. The workshop will bring together participants from ten (10) research networks, namely, National Working Groups (NWGs) and Comparative Research Networks (CRNs), that are selected in 2011 In total, about twenty researchers and resource persons will take part in the workshop. This workshop aims at discussing the (...)
  • Claude Ake Public Lecture

    Claude Eleme Ake, from Nigeria, obtained a PhD from Columbia University in 1966. After his studies, Ake worked as assistant professor at Columbia University. In 1967, he published his first book, A Theory of Political Integration, and in 1969, he took up a position as professor of political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. From 1972 to 1974, Ake was a visiting professor at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. In the mid-1970s, Ake returned to Nigeria to take up an (...)
  • Leopold Sedar Senghor Public Lecture

    Léopold Sédar Senghor was born on the 9 Octobre 1906 on the coast not far from the city of Dakar. He was the son of Gnylane Bakhoum and Basile Diogoye Senghor, his father being a well-to-do trader and a dignitary within the Christian community of his village in Joal. He studied at the Catholic mission school of Ngasobil,, Libermann high school as well as at Dakar Secondary School. He then carried on at Lycée Louis le Grand de Paris, France, where he met Aimé Césaire, and finally went on to (...)
  • Conference of Deans of Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities

    The Place of the African University in the Emerging Global Higher Education Space The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the fourth session of its initiative designed to bring together the deans of faculties of social sciences and humanities of universities in Africa. As part of its strategy to support the African university, CODESRIA has created this forum which it desires should occur regularly, as it enables the managers of (...)
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of the Casablanca Conference (1961 )

    The 13th CODESRIA General Assembly takes place shortly after many African countries have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their independence. It is also being organised, 50 years after the holding of the 1961 Casablanca Conference that brought together Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana), Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt), Ahmed Sekou Toure (Guinea), Modibo Keita (Mali), Ferhat Abbas (Algeria) and other leaders of newly independent African states and national liberation (...)
  • Miriam Makeba Public Lecture

    Born on 4 March 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Miriam Makeba’s real first name was “ Zenzi ” which is a shorter name for “ Uzenzile ”, meaning “You can only be mad at yourself”. She lost her father at the age of 5 and lived a very difficult childhood. She had to drop out of high-school and work in order to help her mother. As a child, she started singing with her school choir and won a prize at a music contest organized by a missionary school. She was then 13 years old. She took on the stage (...)
  • Cheikh Anta Diop Public Lecture

    Cheikh Anta Diop was born on 29th of December 1923 at Caytou, a small village of Baol (Diourbel) in the heart of Senegal. Like other children of his community, he started his education at the Quranic school, and later attended the French School of Diourbel for his primary education before proceeding to Dakar and Saint Louis for his secondary education.. After his Baccalaureate in 1945, he left for France. The context in which he had grown up in Senegal gave him a deep understanding of the (...)
  • Annual Conference of Editors of CODESRIA Journals

    In order to develop a mutually supportive network of editors and better co-ordinate CODESRIA’s various publications, the Publications Programme organises an Annual Conference of Editors of CODESRIA Journals, at which each journal is represented by its Editor-in-Chief and one other participant selected from among the editors. Each year, the conference revolves around a selected theme considered important to journal publication. This year, the conference will focus on the theme: “Is (...)
  • Exhibition

    The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to invite you to reserve a stand to exhibit and promote your publications during its forthcoming 13th General Assembly to be held from 5th to 9th December 2011 in Rabat, Morocco. The General Assembly will be a rallying point of over 500 researchers from the African continent and the Diaspora. Exhibitors are being expected from all over the world, institutional partners of the Council, commercial (...)
  • About Rabat

Newsletter Number 4

The lanterns of the 13th General As-sembly of CODES-RIA will go out this Friday, De-cember 9, 2011 with the elec-tion of new execu-tive and scientific committees. CODESRIA will also work on a new charter and a new strategic plan with new priori-ties. The reports of the Executive Secre-tariat and the Scientific Com-mittee will be pre-sented to the partici-pants and will be debated among participants com-ing from different regions of Africa and elsewhere. One of the events today will be the conference of Professor JayatiGhosh, Executive Secretary of the In-ternational Develop-ment Economics (...) Read more

Note to Participants

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is looking forward to welcoming all participants to its 13th CODESRIA General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco which will be held from 5 -9 December 2011. While wishing you a pleasant trip in advance, in order to ensure that your journey and stay in Rabat is smooth and enjoyable, and that the Conference Secretariat are able to serve you effectively, we would like all participants to take the time to read this “Information Note” as it is very important. 1- Flights : in order to avoid falling victim to possible (...) Read more
The XIIIth CODESRIA General Assembly will be held at the “Ecole Mohammedia d'Ingénieurs “ located in the neighbourhood of Agdal, in the heart of Rabat, Morocco. Cafes, restaurants and other retail establishments can also be found in the surrounding areas of the General Assembly's venue.

About the accommodation

Participants selected to present a paper after the submission of an abstract will be covered to the extent of the means of CODESRIA. Self-sponsored guests can benefit from preferential rates negotiated by CODESRIA with the hotels. Click here for more information.

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) would like to thank the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry, the African Studies Institute, the Open Society Institute (OSI), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA/SAREC), Trust Africa, Mohamed V Souissi University, the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), UNESCO, Mohamed V Agdal University, Ecole Mohammadia d’ingénieurs (EMI), the Office national des chemins de fer (ONCF), and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) for their contribution to the organization of CODESRIA’s 13th General Assembly (Rabat, 5-9 December 2011).


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