This lecture series will showcase new research into the historical causes and contemporary dynamics of structural poverty, political violence, and large-scale migration in the Red Sea Region. The invited speakers each recognize the continuing importance of longstanding intra-regional connections, and their lectures will shed light on the ways that the coping strategies currently pursued at individual, household, community, and state levels are shaped by the legacies of past practices.
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This lecture series is organized by Dr. Steven Serels of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin in coordination with RedSeaNet.
This award is conceived to recognise the significant contributions of mid-career to senior scholars in and from the Global South to feminist and gender scholarship in IR broadly defined. Hegemonic Euro- and West-centrism often renders the important work of this category of scholars invisible as study after study from within and without the ISA has shown. Because their subjects, methods, sources, resources, theories and frameworks are evaluated according to standards of scholarship set by the Global North academy, this work is often devalued and invisibilized. At the same time, scholars from the North, feminist or not, draw upon these and other indigenous knowledges, often without acknowledgement, to better situate their own research on those contexts.
Thus, this award addresses the acknowledged tendency for epistemologies of the Global South to be marginalised and unaccounted for both in IR specifically, and global knowledge production in general, and for feminist scholarship to be diminished within the various disciplines. It aims to decentre whiteness, recognise other universes of knowledge, acknowledge the contributions of Global South studies to the global academy, and engender the decolonisation of the field of feminist and gender studies, and of international studies itself.
In doing these, the proposed award enhances the ongoing efforts at inclusion and transformation within the FTGS, complementing existing awards which recognise excellence in feminist research, while at the same time filling a gap in redefining excellence in more global and inclusive terms.
Scholars in the area of feminist theory and gender studies whose scholarship have extended the frontiers of the discipline and advanced our understanding about Global South contexts in particular
Must be from the Global South and based at institutions located there
Must have made significant and demonstrable impact (locally or internationally) on the fields of feminism, gender and international studies, broadly defined, either through scholarship and teaching, mentoring, leadership, policy-relevant work, or any combination of these
Targets mid-career to senior scholars specifically
Nominees need not be members of ISA and FTGS at the time of nomination, but awardees are expected to become members of ISA and FTGS upon conferment of the award
The award committee eagerly solicits nominations from all across the globe of individuals who meet the above criteria. Given the structural barriers already identified above, the newly-constituted award committee will also actively reach out to individuals, institutions and networks in the Global South for nominations.
Nominators may submit (a) a nomination letter highlighting the fitness of the nominee for this award (b) nominee’s abridged CV, no more than 5 pages long, and (c) supporting letters (if available) from persons familiar with the nominee’s scholarship and work.
Nomination and supporting letters should not exceed two pages each.
Self-nominations are welcome.
The recipient will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $800.
How to apply
Submit all documents by email to the chair of the award committee, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nomination this year is October 18, 2021.
About the FTGS
The Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association brings together scholars who apply feminist theory to International Relations or look at the field through a gender lens. For more information, visit: https://www.isanet.org/ISA/Sections/FTGS.
Content is king for social media marketing, without it you have blank pages that are not communicating anything or engaging with anyone.
In our recently ended training on this topic, we talked about Digital Writing and the How Tos of Content Management and Creation. You can re-watch Day 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMqiis_Jmz8) and Day 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMnh7Torf58) videos of the training respectively. We spoke into the tonalities and writing need of creating content and how to engage with your audience.
We return in October for three (3) days, from the 27- 29, 2021 with a continuation on Content Marketing specifically Content Management, Strategy and Reporting. We will train you on how to create content strategies, create implementation plan for them and measure their outcomes for reporting purposes. Registration for the October intake is free and you can register on this Link: https://bit.ly/3kISitv. Webinar ID: 834 2058 3977 | Webinar Passcode: 097870. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your networks when you are done with your Registration.
Kindly take 5 mins to fill in this form by clicking the link below (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/digitalupskilling2021) to enable us tailor the training based on your needs.
The Seventh Africa Higher Education and RUFORUM Triennial Conference is set under the theme “Operationalising Higher Education for Innovation, Industrialisation, Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Development in Africa: A call for action” that responds to the urgent needs for the African governments, development partners, private sector and citizenry to take actions to invest in higher education. This Triennial conference is convened with the following objectives:
Catalyse investment in Higher Education for human capital development in Africa
Promote international linkages and partnerships for excellence in Higher Education
Strengthen collaboration and mutual learning to spur innovation and industrialisation for economic transformation in Africa
Promote youth employment and skills acquisition for development
Strengthen University-Private sector business linkages
The First RUFORUM Triennial Conference, the 16th Annual General Meeting and 7th African Higher Education Week will be held in the Republic of Benin at Centre International de Conférences et Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin from 6th-10th December 2021. The five-day conference will bring together policy makers including Ministers and Technical Experts, Higher Education Leaders in Africa, development partners, private sector leaders, researchers, innovators, students, and farmer organisations, among others. Approximately 1000 delegates are expected from across the world.
AAP is excited to be hosting our next Public Dialogue “Innovating Financing for Gender Equity and Implementing SDG #5 in Africa” on Wednesday, October 27th at 9:00am-10:30 EDT. This dialogue session will be co-hosted by our affiliates at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and those at the Michigan State University Center for Gender in Global Context. This session will examine innovative financial strategies for African universities to engage across all sectors and the impact these engagements are having on the transformation of gender equity and the implementation of sustainable development goal #5 (SDG). AAP recognizes that universities are now seeing themselves as catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond, and is proud to be a part of this progress.
To learn more: https://aap.isp.msu.edu/engage/aap-public-dialogue-series/fall-2021-public-dialogue-series/
AAP is issuing a call for thought pieces from anywhere in the world that are short, critical reflections of issues around race and ethnicity in higher education institutions as well as other key stakeholder organizations in Africa and the African Diaspora.
The first deadline for thought piece summary (up to 500 words) is Oct. 30, 2021. Summaries must include title, text, author’s name and affiliation.
For the full call for contributions and submission details, visit the link below.
The Endangered Archives Programme is now accepting preliminary applications for the next annual funding round – the deadline for submission of preliminary applications is Monday 15 November 2021 at 12 noon GMT. Full details of the application procedures and documentation are available on the EAP website (https://eap.bl.uk/applicants).
The Programme has funded over 430 projects in 90 countries and has helped preserve manuscripts, rare printed books, newspapers and periodicals, audio and audio-visual materials, photographs and artwork. The programme aims to digitise archives at risk of loss or decay and, where appropriate, to relocate the material to a safe local archival home. The digital copies are deposited with the local archival partners, and are all available for researchers to access freely through the British Library website.
This year, we are accepting applications through our online portal between 1st and 15th November. However, in the meantime, we are providing Word and PDF documents for applicants to perfect their preliminary applications before the online submission.
If you know of an archive in a region of the world were resources are limited, we really hope you will apply. If you have any questions regarding the conditions of award or the application process, consult our website (https://eap.bl.uk) or contact them at email@example.com
The Agri4D 2021 conference "Food Systems for New Realities" will take place at SLU (virtually) on 28-30 September. The Agri4D conference has been Organised by SLU Global at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Agri4D will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage actively with the challenges of food systems with a focus on low-income contexts in a globalised world. The conference aims to be a platform to take stock of the current knowledge frontier, connect science to policymaking and practice, and spark new collaborations.
For more information please visit: https://www.slu.se/en/collaboration/international/slu-global/agri4d-conference/.
Agri4D - Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2021 (akademikonferens.se)
Many of the threats currently facing global biodiversity have been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for critical conservation and ecotourism projects has been redirected or lost, economic growth has been prioritized over protecting wild spaces, and media coverage of the outbreak has dwarfed reporting on conservation.
Indeed, the biodiversity crisis is one that impacts all of humanity and has not received the media coverage that it deserves. Media organizations and reporters have an important part to play in raising public awareness of biodiversity and conservation issues, and highlighting potential solutions to these problems.
As a part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative project, we are pleased to announce a second round of grant opportunities for journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in countries where information is most under threat and most urgently needed.
The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that:
Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
Carry out biodiversity and/or conservation training activities for journalists
Build internal capacity
Organize local networks around these issues
We are especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in biodiversity-rich regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.
For more information on the funding opportunity or to apply, visit the Earth Journalism Network website
The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize focuses on accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale. Registration is open to anyone.Winning teams will increase net economic value to small and medium-sized farms by:
Developing innovative technology solutions for any stage of the food system, from seed to sale
Designing a viable business model
Increasing farm productivity and/or decreasing post-harvest loss
Registration is free and open to anyone, with a $1 million grand prize available for the winning team, and $1 million in additional prizes.
For more information or to apply, please visit the Milken-Motsepe Prize webpage.
During the 2021 AGRF Summit 6-10 September, six African presidents joined by 8,000 delegates aligned with the African common position on building resilient food systems. Their shared vision will help achieve a transformation to improve livelihoods, defeat hunger and tackle malnutrition.
To highlight the national pathways and partner actions, on September 21 from 6–7:30 PM (EAT) AGRA and the AGRF will host “Delivering on the African Agenda in Building Resilient Food Systems” a side event ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit. It will address African challenges and solutions in the transition to resilient food systems. Following the declaration (https://agrf.org/summit#summit-declaration) of the AGRF, it will consider what must be done to turn political ambition into reality.
The event will be moderated by William Asiko, Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa Region Office.
Provisional speakers include:
H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Chair AGRF Partners Group and Chair AGRA Board
Jim Barnhart, Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID
Ms. Evangelista Chekera, CEO Passion Poultry
Hon. Peter Munya, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Republic of Kenya
Elizabeth Nsimadala, President, Pan-Africa Farmers Organization (PAFO)
H.E. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Republic of Ghana
H.E. Josefa Sacko, Commissioner Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, African Union Commission
Jai Shroff, UPL Limited CEO
Rodger Voorhies, President, Global Growth and Opportunity Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Please join us on September 21 at 6pm EAT (Nairobi time).
Click here to register for the event.
AAP is excited to be hosting our next Public Dialogue “The Engaged University: Working with policy makers, the private sector, and communities to advance African higher education transformation” on Wednesday, September 22nd at 9:00am-10:30 EDT. This dialogue session will be co-hosted by our affiliates at @The University of Botswana and those at @SARUA. This session will examine innovative strategies for African universities to engage across all sectors and the impact these engagements are having on the transformation of the African higher education sector. AAP recognizes that universities are now seeing themselves as catalysts for positive change in their communities and beyond, and is proud to be a part of this progress.
This series will be done with the help of @University World News as AAP’s media partner.