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    Virtual Conference: Religion and Democracy on the African Continent
    Virtual Conference: Religion and Democracy on the African Continent: Colonial Legacies and Postcolonial Possibilities “A broad rethinking of political issues becomes possible when Western ideals and practices are examined from the vantage point of Africa.”—Pankaj Mishra, New York Review of Books Join us Saturday, May 7–Sunday, May 8, for a virtual conference, featuring scholars of Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Law, and Politics, who will share their expertise on religion and democracy on the African continent. The event will feature a keynote address by Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University and author of the book, Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities, (Harvard University Press, 2020). The conference presentations will result in the publication of an edited volume to be made freely available next year.  Registration The conference will be hosted on Zoom; attendees must register separately for each session. Click on the linked session titles below to register and to learn more about the sessions and speakers. All sessions will be recorded and made available on the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab’s Vimeo channel. Schedule of Events Saturday, May 7: Looking Back 9–11 AM EST Historical Formations of Religion and Democracy   11:30 AM–1:30 PM EST African Religious Movements & Democracies   2–4 PM EST Keynote Lecture: Mahmood Mamdani, Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities    Sunday, May 8: Looking Forward 10 am–12 PM EST Contemporary Conflicts, the State, and Religion in Africa   1–4 pm EST New Theories and the Future of Religion and Democracy in Africa (followed by Closing Remarks)   Co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Democracy Initiative's Religion, Race & Democracy Lab, the Page-Barbour Funds, the Institute of the Humanities & Global Culture, the Carter G. Woodson Institute, and the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion.
    By: Raquel Acosta
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  • CALL FOR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE CIES 2023 CONFERENCE THEME
    CALL FOR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE CIES 2023 CONFERENCE THEME "IMPROVING EDUCATION IN A MORE EQUITABLE WORLD"   The 2023 Conference Theme was announced in Minneapolis at our annual gathering on Apr. 18-22, 2022. The landing page of our next year’s conference is at this link.  You are warmly invited to submit a written response to the 2023 Conference Theme “Improving Education for a More Equitable World”. The response will be a 3,000 or more-word essay addressing anything meaningful around the conference theme, covering one or more of the three broad areas, i.e., improvement and equity (and social justice) in comparative/international education.This is a great opportunity for you to respond to the conference theme around such critical questions as: How should we critically look at and meet the desired outcomes across times and spaces? in what ways may micro, meso, and/or macro educational strategies, structures, and processes be improved along with their environments? How do we know through rigorous methods we ARE making progress responsively? What changes can bring about responsible and sustainable advancement in learning, teaching, and schooling? What implications may these changes have on individual systems, contexts, and the already vulnerable planet? How may our endeavors help redefine comparative and international education in a way that reconnects it with contextualized educational policy and practice?You are also encouraged to touch on any other critical questions about the conference theme.Your written response will have an opportunity to be published after review on the CIES 2023 website along with our online submission system this summer.Please submit your written response to the conference theme by June. 15, 2022. All submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word attachment to cies2023@cies.us with Written Response in your subject line.Please follow APA style with a cover page including your full name and passport-size photo, affiliations, the title for your written response, and a complete reference list ending your essay. By your submission, you authorize CIES to publicize the information on the cover page together with your written response. As a by-product, written responses will be planned for an edited volume or a special issue after the annual conference in 2023! Please help circulate this announcement to anybody, especially academics, practitioners, and students, who may have an interest in joining our conversations for CIES 2023 Conference on February 18-22, Washington, D.C.
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Call for Applications for the 2022 Ife Institute of Advanced Studies
    Call for Applications for the 2022 Ife Institute of Advanced Studies’ summer institute with doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the humanities, the social sciences, and STEM affiliated with your institution and related networks.The Ife Summer Institute is an international platform for nurturing a new generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences held for three years at Ile-Ife in Nigeria, and virtually in 2020-2021 to accommodate COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The institute hosts participants from all over the world and boasts distinguished faculty engaging contemporary scholarly topics.This year’s Institute will be held both in-person and via Zoom. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all registered participants at the end of the Institute.More details about the online application are available on our website: https://www.ias-ife.com/<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ias-ife.com/__;!!HXCxUKc!iFM-iw4Hrc2buEwZzpnc791_EE0KuPMSXRZ8ZM5i6kNVTuvob3AJYw2dQVuqTSc$ .We can also be reached for questions or clarification at  iiasng.office@gmail.com<mailto:iiasng.office@gmail.com  or summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com<mailto:summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com>.
    By: Raquel Acosta

  • I will be speaking at the USAID USAID Higher Education Global Evidence Summit 2022. To join me, please register http://www.edu-links.org/HE-summit-2022
    By: Raymond Musiima
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    FRIDA's 8th grant cycle
    Applications from young feminist groups from all majority countries to apply. More information is here.
    By: Rajalakshmi Nadadur Kannan
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  • Journal for the History of Knowledge – Call for Proposals
    The Journal for the History of Knowledge features an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to the journal’s scope. The special issues of previous years have been Histories of Bureaucratic Knowledge (2020) and Histories of Ignorance(2021). We are currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Special Issue. Proposals should contain the following: A description of the proposed theme (1500-2000 words) highlighting its significance for the history of knowledge A table of contents (typically 8-12 articles of 8000 words) Abstracts of the articles Two-page CVs of the editors; short biographies of the contributors An outline of the production process up to manuscript submission. All manuscripts must be submitted to the journal by May 2023. Please send your proposal to: jhokjournal@gmail.com Proposal deadline: 1 May 2022Notification of acceptance: by 30 July 2022   After submission, all manuscripts will go through a process of peer-review, author’s revisions, and copy-editing. JHoK is a diamond Open Access journal, at no charge to the authors. Details of the journal’s scope and a full list of the editorial team and advisory editorial board is available on the journal's website.
    By: Raquel Acosta
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  • It was a great experience in ECourse4
    By: TAREMWA DIDMAS
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  • MSU Scholar gives fresh insights on redesigning agricultural hand tools to Egerton University
    The Faculty of Agriculture was honored to host Dr Susan Wyche from Michigan State University (MSU) for a one-week visit to Egerton University that ran from 1 to 8 March 2022. Dr. Susan held a public lecture for staff and held a 3-day training workshop on “Considering Human-Centered Design (HCD) in Development Research” to students from diverse backgrounds including in Computer science, Agronomy and Engineering disciplines at CMRT building, Njoro Main Campus. The students developed and designed 6 project prototypes which include: Innovative and Efficient Water harvesting and treatment  for communities, Utilization of solar energy in drying and preservation of indigenous vegetables, Development of a drone for scaring Quelea qualea birds in rice irrigation schemes in Kenya, Queen bee rearing technology for increasing colonization of hives in drylands, Innovative technology for waste management in peri-urban areas to improve human health among others. Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof Bernard Aduda commented the students for excellent ideas which can be deployed to solve farmers and societal problems in Kenya and promised to support. He also thanked the organizers of the training, Prof Susan for supporting student projects with USD 1400 as seed money for the projects and MSU for strong collaboration with Egerton University in all areas including joint projects, staff exchange and postgraduate supervision and value chain and policy analysis with Tegemeo Institute of Egerton University. Dr Wyche’s main objective through the public lecture and workshop was to give insights on solving real community problems using the human centered design (HCD) approach. She gave an example of her project ‘redesigning agricultural hand tools for small holder farmers in Western Kenya. Lecturers and scientists from Egerton also shared opportunities they can collaborate with MSU in agronomy, breeding and crop protection, agricultural mechanization, clean energy, agribusiness and ICT and computer applications and community development .  Before her workshop on 1 March, Dr Wyche paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor Prof Isaac Kibwage. She was accompanied by Prof. Patience Mshenga, Dean Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Paul Kimurto Director, Marketing and Resource Mobilization and Dr Miriam Charimbu, a researcher from the Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils. Dr Charimbu doing her postdoctoral research at MSU within the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) and is mentored by Dr Wyche and Prof. Kimurto.  Prof. Alexander Kahi who is the focal person for AAP at Egerton University also hosted the team at CoELIB Centre.   Egerton University is part of the Alliance for African Partnership, a consortium of MSU, ten leading African universities, and a distinguished network for African research institutes. The AAP Consortium is currently composed of ten member institutions: Michigan State University and eleven African institutions. Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) (Malawi), Makerere University (Uganda); L’université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (ULSHB) (Mali), United States International University (USIU) (Kenya); University of Botswana, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); University of Pretoria, l’Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar (UCAD) (Senegal) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria). The  vice chancellor and university management board wishes to than Prof Susan Wyche and MSU community for strong collaboration and supporting Egerton University  staff and students in various engagements.   To read more: Michigan State University Visiting Scholar gives fresh insights on redesigning agricultural hand tools to Egerton University
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Young African Landscape Leadership Program
    Do you have a demonstrated commitment to advancing sustainability for Africa’s landscapes, seascapes and communities?Do you want to be part of a global community of friends working to promote sustainable and equitable land management through the landscapes approach?Are you between 18 and 35 years old?The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), in partnership with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), is launching the first ever “Young African Landscape Leadership” program, an 8-months program filled with networking meetings, regional dialogues, workshops and more.Let us know who you are, and your motivation to join. With a median age of just 19.7 years, Africa’s diverse population is by far the youngest  of any other continent in the world. These unique demographics offer a significant advantage in the drive to revive ecosystems and safeguard livelihoods. Africa’s youth have immense potential to forge a new development model and vision for the continent as they are already champions for landscape action and community-based solutions.    The GLF, in partnership with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, is launching the first ever Young African Landscape Leadership, an eight-month annual program filled with networking meetings, regional dialogues, workshops and much more.    Learn more/apply: Young African Landscape Leadership 2022 - Youth in Landscapes Initiative (globallandscapesforum.org)
    By: Raquel Acosta
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  • PILAF SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN STATA TRAINING
    Stata is a complete and integrated data management software. It is fast, accurate, easy to use and provides all that can be considered as data science needs including data manipulation, visualization, statistics and automated reporting.   Date: March 23rd to June 15th 2022 (every Wednesday). Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm WAT. Mode of delivery: ZOOM   Certificates shall be offered based on request and satisfactory level of participation during training.   Who can participate: Academics Researchers Students (Undergraduates & Postgraduates) Data Analysts & Scientists Civil Servants Entrepreneurs   Download training module here:  PILAF STATA TRAINING MODULE FACILITATORS Prof. O.E. Olubusoye Dr. O.A. Otekunrin     Registration closes 17th March, 2022. Register at PiLAF STATA Training Registration Form (google.com)
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Pan African Youth Conference (PAYC) Fostering common understanding of Africa’s challenges
    PAYC is organized by the African Students Association (ASA) of Notre Dame, in conjunction with the Pan-African Students Union (PASU) at Northwestern University. The Conference will bring together young people from across the world with the aim of fostering a critical understanding of Africa’s historical and contemporary challenges. This year’s Conference will be held under the theme "Which Way, Africa?" which will explore explore alternative paths for Africa’s political, economic and cultural development.Discussions at the Conference will be guided by four critical questions; 1) WHO are we as Africans? 2) WHERE are we as a continent? 3) HOW did we get where we are? and 4) WHERE do we go from here? Discussions will take place within three committees; a) Politics & Governance b) Socioeconomic transformation and c) Culture & Identity. The Conference will feature a keynote address by Prof. Lwazi Lushaba from the University of Cape Town. For more information, please visit our website.Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions about the Conference  - Olemo Brian payc2022@gmail.com.   Registration deadline Friday, March 11, 2022 https://www.panafricanyouthconference.org/
    By: Raquel Acosta
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    Zoom based free SAWBO/Kataru network training: Scaling of impact through WhatsApp
    This two-day ICT training will be held in two sessions. The first will be Monday, March 28 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time/US). The second session will be Tuesday, March 29 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time/US). ​In order to complete this training, attendance is required on both days.Kindly use this link to compare time zones https://timezonewizard.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwz7uRBhDRARIsAFqjulkIzMc5eqvDZToeBekhc0cNy_zVpO9BUAdagZRUeb2QM-egXUTj4ocaAoUGEALw_wcB Certificates will be presented to all attendees who complete the two-day training.Training will be held through Zoom and is accessible through your computer. Click https://zoom.us/ to download Zoom to your computer.Registration will be limited to 20 participants. Please ensure you are able to commit to attending both days of the training before you register.Please click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the registration form linked here: Zoom based free SAWBO/Kataru network training: Scaling of impact through WhatsApp - March 28 and March 29, at 9:00 AM EST/USA (google.com) to complete your registration. Your spot in the training will not be reserved unless the SUBMIT button is clicked.Kindly send any questions about this form to Severina Adames at seveadames@sawbo-animations.org.
    By: Raquel Acosta
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