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ACEIR aims to host seminars or webinars that provide our research teams the opportunity to present and discuss their and the Centre's joint research projects. ACEIR researchers also contributes to similar discussion platforms hosted by our funding and national statistical offices partners. We also strife to create policy engagement opportunities that bring together representatives from government, civil society, academia and development agencies to share and learn from one another with the aim to contribute to locally-informed strategies on reducing African inequalities.

Debate ahead of the Africa–France Summit | Historical inequalities and economic transformation in South Africa

Thu, 20 May 2021 -
09:30 to 12:00

To be hosted by the French embassy in South Africa and ACEIR, this online event is one of a series of debates across the continent that are directed by philosopher and historian, Prof. Achille Mbembe, at the request of the President of France. Proposals that emerge out of the debates will be summarised by Prof. Mbembe to feed into one of the highlights of the forthcoming Africa–France Summit in October, when President Emmanuel Macron will host a discussion with youth representatives from Africa, France and the diaspora. Four debates are taking place in South Africa, focusing on culture...

Webinar | Adaptation interventions and their effect on vulnerability in developing countries: Help, hindrance or irrelevance?

Fri, 21 May 2021 -
11:00 to 12:30

This webinar is part of a series hosted by Transforming Social Inequalities Through Inclusive Climate Action (TSITICA), a joint project of .ACEIR and the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Climate & Development (ARUA-CD). It will be presented by guest speakers, Prof. Siri Hallstrøm Eriksen from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Dr Lisa Schipper from the University of Oxford. The discussion will draw on a recent paper, "Adaptation interventions and their effect on vulnerability in developing countries: Help, hindrance or irrelevance?”.
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Africa Day webinar | Recent trends and patterns in spatial and national inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa

Tue, 25 May 2021 -
13:00 to 14:00

Each year, Africa Day is celebrated in acknowledgement of the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union) in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made while reflecting on the common challenges that the continent faces in a global environment. ACEIR’s contribution to the day’s reflections, on 25 May, is to host a webinar on recent trends and patterns in spatial and national inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dr. Muna Shifa (ACEIR researcher based at the Southern Africa Labour and Research Unit, University...

ARUA 2021 Biennial International Conference | Global Public Health Challenges: Facing Them in Africa

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 09:00 to Sat, 20 Nov 2021 - 15:30

The conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organiSations, etc., to discuss the different steps that African economies need to take in order to face global public health challenges squarely. In reflecting on the prominent lessons from the handling of previous and current pandemics, the medium to long term implications of measures and steps taken to contain the spread of the virus in Africa will be the focus of the conference. This will be done in recognition of the interconnectedness of the various...

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