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Africa Day seminar på Center for Afrikastudier

Center for Afrikastudier (CAS) under Københavns Universitet inviterer til seminar i anledning af Africa Day 2017 med titlen "Africans speaking on Africa".


Onsdag, 7. juni 2017 - 15:00 til 18:00


Centre of African Studies, Room 8B-1-14, Karen Blixens Plads 16, Amagerbro (nærmeste metro: Islands Brygge)

Gratis adgang og alle er velkomne

Amanda Hammar, Director and MSO Professor at CAS, will start off the seminar. Accordingly five speakers will talk about their different expertises on African issues covering a wide range of topics such as migration, climate change, state building, education, music and dance.


Amanda Hammar is Director and Professor at Centre of African Studies

Migration and climate change in Africa

Bruce Campbell is Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (www.ccafs.cgiar.org), and a staff member of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

He is based at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The CCAFS team works on adaptation to increased climatic variability and progressive climate change, and on pro-poor climate change mitigation.

Peace Keeping operations and State building. The case of DR Congo

Aloys Tegera is a research director and co-founder of the Pole Institute in Goma (DR Congo).
He is a senior researcher at the Pole Institute. He has researched issues including conflict and governance and offered conflict management training to community leaders in Eastern DR Congo.

Short coffee break

Higher education in Africa – perspectives and experiences

Bev Sithole is a Principal Indigenous Engagement research fellow at the Research School for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University. She is also the founder and science leader of the Aboriginal Research Practitioners Network.

She has worked in various research organizations in Zimbabwe and Abroad and has interacted with other researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds. She is a product of North-South education experience and is one of the authors of a recently published book on Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa.

Global connections through music and dance

Jimmy Mhukayesango and Cheikhu Diarra are artists living in Aarhus and have developed an approach for global teaching through music and dialogue, music and dance.

Cheikhou is a teacher, dancer and drummer. Jimmy, sings, plays mbira and promotes African culture. As well they have performed at various events throughout Denmark.

The seminar is free and open to the public.