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Welkom bij de NVAS

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. 

Onderhoud aan NVAS website

De NVAS website ondergaat de komende tijd het nodige onderhoud. Het kan daarom gebeuren dat de website, of sommige links en pagina’s op de website, (tijdelijk) niet meer bereikbaar zijn. Wij rekenen op uw begrip.

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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), Beer Schröder (NUFFIC)
Partners: NVAS, HHS, 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

Highlights from the NVAS Africa day ‘Sport in Africa’ 15 October 2016

This year NVAS held its Africa day in partnership with the School of Governance at Utrecht University (research area Sport & Society). The organisers were NVAS members Kirsten Langeveld, David Drengk and Froukje Krijtenburg with Frank van Eekeren of the UU School of Governance. In the audience were several professional athletes from Africa, other interested individuals from Africa, students interested in Africa from up North (Groningen), Africanists from various parts of the Netherlands, and many others with a passion for Africa. Continue reading

Sport op Afrikaanse Postzegels

 Op het Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden is ter gelegenheid van de Sport in Afrikadag op 15 oktober 2016 een kleine tentoonstelling te zien van ‘Sport op postzegels van Afrika’. De tentoonstelling is samengesteld uit de persoonlijke collectie van Ton Dietz, directeur van het Afrika-Studiecentrum.

Daarnaast geeft Ton Dietz speciaal voor deze Afrikadag een interessant en onderhoudend historisch overzichtje van Afrikaanse sportpostzegels geïllustreerd met bijzondere voorbeelden. Lees het hier.

Mozambique 1982 World Cup in Spain 1.5mt

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Registration NVAS Sport in Africa day now open!

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 10th (extended registration date). Registration includes a varied and interactive programme, lunch, lively discussions, drinks and snacks.

Travel directions: click here

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)

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