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De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Afrikastudies (NVAS) is een nationaal netwerk van en voor Afrika-deskundigen en liefhebbers in Nederland. De NVAS wil de publieke belangstelling voor Afrika-onderzoek in Nederland bevorderen en actuele informatie aanbieden.

Africa DayNVAS AFRICA DAY 2016 – Sport in Africa

When: NVAS Africa Day 15 October 2016, 10.00am – 6.00pm

Where: Utrecht University School of Governance, Bijlhouwerstraat 6, Utrecht

PROGRAMME download the programme here.

Registration: To register please send an e-mail with a filled-out registration form (inschrijvingsformulier) to winden@ascleiden.nl (please click on the underlined link). The registration fees are €15 for students, NVAS members and ABv members, €25 for non-members. Fees are payable before October 5th. Registration includes a varied and interactive programme, lunch, lively discussions, drinks and snacks.

Travel directions: check http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/utrecht-university-school-of-governance/contact-us

About the Sport in Africa day Sport is used increasingly as an instrument for positive social change in Africa. But what exactly is it that sports (can) do and to what degree, and how can they effect change? Are some sports more likely to be effective means for socio-economic advancement? And if so, why is that? These and other questions will be addressed during the 2016 NVAS Africa Day. Organisers are Frank van Eekeren (Utrecht University School of Governance, research focus area Sport & Society); Kirsten Langeveld (NVAS), David Drengk (NVAS) and Froukje Krijtenburg (NVAS)

Meeting: ‘Opportunities for diaspora engagement in humanitarian action in Africa’

Date: Friday 24 June
Time: 09:30 – 12:00 Expert meeting, 14:00 – 17:00 Public seminar
Place: Stichthage, Den Haag CS, The Hague

The Centre for Collective Learning and Action (CCoLA), in partnership with the Migrant Consortium Against Ebola (MCAE) – and under the auspices of The Hague African Festival, will hold a one-day event: ‘Opportunities for diaspora engagement in humanitarian actions in Africa’. The purpose of the expert meeting is to share reflections on the recent Ebola crisis – particularly experiences of engaging the African diaspora in the Netherlands in humanitarian action. Input will come from several presentations, followed by a facilitated and analytical dialogue between gathered experts. The goal is to outline an analysis of lessons learned that can be relevant in planning for future engagement of the Diaspora. More information.

Submissions Africa Thesis Award 2016

ThesisawardStudents can now submit their Master’s theses for the Africa Thesis Award 2016. Please submit your manuscripts before Sunday 10 July 24:00 to Trudi Blomsma, asc[a]ascleiden.nl. The winner, will have his/her thesis published in the ASCL’s African Studies Collection.

Any student who has completed his/her Masters thesis with distinction (80% or higher or a Dutch rating of at least an 8) at a university in Africa or the Netherlands may apply. The thesis must be based on independent empirical research related to Africa and must have been examined in the twelve months prior to the deadline of 10 July 2016. More information

International Conference: Education for Life in Africa May 19-20, 2017

Education is thPosterEfL2017e most powerful weapon we can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela

Dates: 19 &  20 May 2017 [when NVAS celebrates its 20th anniversary]
Venue: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, The Hague (5 minutes walking from train station Den Haag HS)
Organizing committee: Anneke Breedveld (NVAS), Jos Walenkamp (HHS), Jan Jansen (NVAS), Marlies van der Wee-Bedeker (NVAS), Beer Schröder (EP-NUFFIC)
Language: English (French and Dutch on demand)
Outcomes: 1. Reviewed book with selected contributions on the theme of the conference; 2. Communiqué on the conference for policy makers, practitioners and consumers of education in Africa. Continue reading

ASCL Seminar “Where is the African in ‘African’ Studies?”

SAfrica in African StudiesThe dominance of non-African scholars in African Studies is well-documented, which raises questions such as: Why is there a lack of African scholars represented within the field of African studies? Where are the established and celebrated African scholars in this interdisciplinary field? What implications does this have? Who is allowed to speak for whom and for what reason? What validity does research produced about Africa by non-Africans have for Africans? And, can Africans not speak for themselves? Continue reading

50 years Centre for International Conflict – Analysis & Management

On Thursday June 2nd, the Centre for International Conflict – Analysis & Management celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. NVAS members are kindly invite to join in the celebrations. Stathis Kalyvas and Bertrand Badie will speak about ‘Images of the Enemy in the 21st century’. Their remarks will be followed by a public debate with the audience, moderated by Petra Stienen. Continue reading

CFP: Sahelian Identities in Times of Crisis, Past and Present

Programme Point-Sud Workshop
Sahelian Identities in Times of Crisis, Past and Present
Date and Place:
Bamako, 10-14 December 2016

Recent years have witnessed growing interest in Sahelian societies as they confront the effects of various forms of violence, internal and external, that have disrupted or modified the way individuals and groups relate to each other and conceive of self. The aim of the proposed workshop is to provoke a critical reflection around ongoing socio-political processes in the Sahelian region, particularly in Mali and by linking them to historical and political configurations that have given shape, and continue to give shape and form to the Sahel as a geographical, a political, a moral as well as an ideological field of enquiry. Continue reading