Workshop

Call for Papers: Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practice

Call for Papers: Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practice

STIAS is planning to host a colloquium which aims to chart the future course of stand-up research in Africa. The colloquium will be convened by STIAS Iso Lomso fellow, Dr Izuu Nwankwo. Call for Papers Popular arts became prevalent at the dawn of 1990s across sub-Saharan Africa partly due to its affordability and comparative ease. … [Read more]

Examining the impact of corruption in Africa – SASCA Seminar 2017

Examining the impact of corruption in Africa – SASCA Seminar 2017

“Corruption is no longer just a simple crime or even just a crime against development but should be ranked amongst crimes against humanity. The relentless persistence of endemic corruption in Africa and the failure since independence to seriously control it poses one of the greatest threats to the on-going faltering attempts to promote a culture … [Read more]

STIAS consultation on South African higher education in a global context

STIAS consultation on South African higher education in a global context

Background At its annual two day meeting in March 2016 the STIAS Academic Advisory Board had an in-depth discussion about the landscape of South African higher education in a global context, following lead-in presentations by Professors Bert van der Zwaan (Utrecht University) and Shireen Hassim (University of the Witwatersrand).  The Board recommended that STIAS initiate … [Read more]

Optimising breastfeeding in Africa - DOHaD & SDGs workshop

Optimising breastfeeding in Africa – DOHaD & SDGs workshop

Individual knowledge is not enough – macro-level policies and interventions are needed in urban poor settings in Africa “Despite high awareness, only a small proportion of mothers in urban poor settings breastfeed optimally,” said Dr Elizabeth Kimani-Murage of the African Population and Health Research Center based in Kenya. “In urban poor settings in Kenya, barely … [Read more]