NGO: A framework for development institutions in Africa (Promotie)
Dinsdag 26 Maart 2019 14:30
Promovendus: de heer A.F. Onibon. Promotor(es): prof. dr. ir. W.T. de Groot. (Sub)titel: NGO: A framework for development institutions in Africa. Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
LeidenASA Lecture: The Influence of Human Capital and Labour Market Among Youth for Agripreneurship Development in Nigeria
Dinsdag 26 Maart 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Dr. Adeola Oloyede (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) is a currently a visiting LeidenASA research fellow at the African Studies Center, Leiden. She is a research assistant with Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa, Southern Guinea Savannah, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The project is about promoting stress tolerant maize for building resilience of maize farmers to climate variability and for food security. She gained her undergraduate degree at the University of Ilorin, and she bagged her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at the same university. Adeola holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics. She is a member of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network. She is a multidisciplinary researcher. She has worked on ways to promote environmental sustainability and issues relating to small-scale farmers. She is interested in research, environmental sustainability, green growth and youth entrepreneurship. She has presented some of her work at international conferences and published her findings in local and international peer reviewed journals. She has also received some grants in the form of travel support to attend international conferences. Please register
PhD defence: Estimating combined loads of diffuse and point-source pollutaints into the Borkena river, Ethiopia
Dinsdag 26 Maart 2019 15:30 - 17:00
PhD candidate: mr. EZ Belachew. Co-promotor: prof. dr. KA Irvine, dr. P Kelderman, dr. J van der Kwast. Organisation: Wageningen University. Venue: External room 1 (IHE, Delft)
Promotie Dhr. Wondimagegn Mesfin Tesfaye, MSc.
Woensdag 27 Maart 2019 10:00
Titel: “Essays on the Impacts of Climate-Smart Agricultural Innovations on Household Welfare”. Promotor: prof.dr. Th. Azomahou. Co-promotor: dr. N. Tirivayi.
Provider payment reforms in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (Promotie)
Dinsdag 02 April 2019 12:30
Promovendus: de heer F-X. Andoh-Adjei. Promotor(es): prof. dr. J. van der Velden, prof. dr. F.A. Asante. Copromotor(es): dr. E.J.A.M. Spaan. (Sub)titel: Provider payment reforms in Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme : monitoring and evaluation of capitation as a provider payment mechanism for primary outpatient services. Faculteit der Medische Wetenschappen
Zaterdag 06 April 2019 09:30
Inleiders zijn René Lourens en Paul Faber. Net als voorgaande jaren is de beschikbare ruimte weer voldoende om zowel meerdere bestuursleden van Stichtingen aangesloten bij het Platform te ontvangen als afgevaardigden van NGO’s en privé personen die affiniteit hebben met de Zambiaanse bevolking. Omdat we dit jaar ook een delegatie van Zambianen woonachtig in Belgie zullen ontvangen, zal de voertaal tijdens de plenaire sessies voornamelijk Engels zijn.
Kunt u ons z.s.m. maar uiterlijk 15 maart via firstname.lastname@example.org laten weten of u al dan niet in de gelegenheid bent om deze dag bij te wonen en met hoeveel personen u denkt te komen? Een aanmeldingsformulier is te downloaden via de website van Platform Zambia
International Conference 'Africa Works! - Future African Cities
The flagship event of the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), Africa Works! is a biennial conference organized to position, promote and market the African continent as a valuable trade and investment destination. The fourth edition takes place on April 8 and 9, 2019 at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam. Africa Works! aims to inform, inspire, and connect the Dutch and European private sector with a multitude of companies and government representatives from Africa. Previous editions of Africa Works! welcomed 400-500 participants per day from the African and European private sector as well as government and knowledge institutions. Africa Works! has featured high-level keynote speakers like Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, then-minister of Foreign Trade Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, Mr. Amine Bouabid, CEO of the Bank of Africa and Mr. Klaas Knot, President of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). You can see an impression of Africa Works! 2016 here. For the first time Africa Works! will be co-organized along with NLinBusiness and the German-African Business Association, Afrika-Verein. Africa Works! 2019 will be officially opened on April 8, 2019 by Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
ASCL Seminar Series: Islamist militancy in the Sahel: Critical reflections
Donderdag 11 April 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Far from constituting the latest front in the machinations of Global Jihad, Inc. the intensification of Islamist militancy in the Sahel must be viewed as the result of local conditions where radical Islam has become a vehicle of mobilization for aggrieved populations. Utilizing insights from Critical Terrorism Studies, this seminar examines Islamist militancy through the lens of state failure, competing ethnic identities, climate change, economic variables exacerbated by globalization, and failed counter-terrorism policies. Draconian repression on the part of state elites, for instance in Mauritania, where democracy activists are labelled as extremists, has incensed public opinion. The fact that Nouakchott received military and financial support from Paris and Washington has only served to swell the ranks of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Strongly discriminatory policies directed at Tuaregs in Niger and the use of Songhai militias in northern Mali have also resulted in their alienation and recruitment into the ranks of the jihadists. Climate change coupled within desertification and rising food insecurity has facilitated youth recruitment into extremist organizations. Please register
‘I Can Weep but not Wail’: Contemporary Young African Men's Masculinities - Lecture
Vrijdag 12 April 2019 15:30 - 17:00
By Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo (University of Ghana). Changing socio-historical contexts notwithstanding, decades after feminist scholars first applied the lens of patriarchy to examine constructions and performances of masculinity to explain gender inequalities, many narratives about young black man have remained static and de-void of nuance. They are still vilified as sexual or otherwise violent predators; lazy n’er-do-wells; political mobsters or gangsters; or bearers of disease (eg. HIV). Alternatively the black male is frequently the object of racial fetishism—presented as a super stud. Where different scenarios are presented, such as of the caring, stay-at-home father, or the sensitive son, they often come across as stories of the exceptional man. This lecture explores constructions and imaginings of black/African masculinities via conversations with young men in Africa and the Diaspora. I focus especially on the ways in which men recognise and acknowledge their vulnerabilities (or not), and how they respond to and cope with these.
ASCL Seminar Series: Presence and social obligation: An essay on the share
Donderdag 16 Mei 2019 15:30 - 17:00
In a 2015 book, James Ferguson analysed the notion of sharing as a principle of distribution of social protection payments or “cash transfers” in the Global South in general, and in southern Africa in particular. Noting that current schemes of distribution are (like all “social” schemes before them) limited by principles of nation-state membership, he concluded that it may be possible to detect new logics of social obligation emerging that work not according to a logic of citizenship and national membership, but according to a principle of “presence”. This seminar will elaborate this conception and develop a more complete account of how such an understanding of presence might provide a basis both for an expanded sense of social obligation and for more inclusionary forms of politics. Chair: Prof. Rijk van Dijk, ASCL. Speaker: James Ferguson, Stanford University