ILO News talked to Bruno Losch about the youth employment challenge in sub-Saharan Africa.
On July 20-21, scholars from every corner of Africa assembled at GovInn HQ for a workshop entitled “Broadening the Debate on EU-Africa Relations”. The aim of this ESA-SSA workshop was to advance perspectives on EU-Africa relations from Africa and the African diaspora. Scholars had an opportunity to scrutinise underexplored dimensions of the relationship as well as provide new insights into more established elements of the partnership. At the same time, the workshop represented a first effort at redressing the imbalance in scholarship on EU-Africa relations, which has hitherto been dominated by writing from Europe. Most importantly, new friendships were made and commitments to further collaborative research solidified. Stay tuned for more workshops to come!
Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam
The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a 18 month postdoctoral research fellowship. The position is part of the research project ‘The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement’, led by prof. Daniel Mügge and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
GovInn Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi accompanied the University of Pretoria Vice Chancellor, Prof Cheryl de la Ray, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Professor Burton and other colleagues to the Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Launch Conference at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. The inaugural conference was a tremendous success from an academic and research collaboration perspective. Dr Nshimbi spoke at the conference on the current state of affairs and the way forward for the governance of migration in Africa’s regional economic communities.
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GovInn Co-Director Ward Anseeuw, speaking at the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies Symposium describes the increasing financialisation of food and agriculture, and the impact this has on land and food availability.