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  • Bulletin no. 8, December  2021

    • ACEIR’s contributions to ARUA's third biennial conference held in November.
    • The launch of the Ghana node’s new data hub for West Africa.
    • A recent online course on advanced poverty research methods.
    • The outcome of the COP26 in the spotlight at a TSITICA webinar.

    As we approach the end of the year, the ACEIR team is reflecting with gratitude and a good sense of satisfaction on our work and achievements in 2021. First, we are thankful that our teams in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa have remained free from fatalities due to the coronavirus outbreak that continues to ravage populations around the globe. Second, we celebrate the Centre’s milestones reached this year and share news of a flurry of activities in the months of November and December.

  • Bulletin no. 7, October 2021

    • Contributions to the recent SDGs Africa Summit 2021
    • Release of ACEIR's third inequality diagnostics for African countries
    • A youth-focused dialogue to feed into the Africa-France Summit 2021
    • A new ACEIR working paper on spatial inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

    As we enter the last quarter of 2021, the news in this bulletin point to several exciting developments for ACEIR. First, that our work and engagements with research, government, and other partners are beginning to return to a form of “normal” following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, a growing recognition of the value and contributions of the Centre, its researchers and network towards tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges: unsustainable inequalities, which are now worsened by an observed increase in extreme poverty and a slowdown in economic growth globally, but especially in Africa. Lastly, this news bulletin tells of the ongoing expansion of the ACEIR team and different ways in which our researchers and their work are getting recognised. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 6, May 2021

    • African inequalities at a conference of the European Union and the Agence Française de Développement;
    • Debating historical inequalities and economic transformation in South Africa in partnership with the French embassy in South Africa;
    • Africa Day webinar on recent trends and patterns in spatial and national inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa; and
    • A new working paper and other publications by ACEIR researchers.

    This month marked ACEIR’s third year since it was established as one of the centres of excellence of the African Research Universities Alliance aimed at improving the quality and quantity of African research and enhancing the voice of Africans in global debates. This news bulletin reflects the strides that ACEIR is making in advancing this goal. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 5, December 2020

    • New inequality trends reports - for Ghana and Kenya; 
    • Six new working papers that span Ghana, Kenya and South Africa;
    • A new, innovative project on the climate action-poverty-inequality nexus; and
    • A ream of webinars to share knowledge that emerge from our research.

    In spite of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic across the globe in 2020, our team remained committed and worked hard to complete an impressive range of research outputs. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 4, May 2020

    • Data scholarship capacity building in partnership with DataFirst;
    • Discussing South Africa’s first comprehensive report on inequality with stakeholders from different sectors; and
    • Forthcoming series of ACEIR working papers on inequalities in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

    In this bulletin, we report the start of a critical component of ACEIR’s work: data scholarship capacity building in partnership with DataFirst, Africa’s only data platform that is internationally certified as a trusted repository. In this quarter of 2020, the findings from South Africa’s first comprehensive report on inequality was taken further for discussion with stakeholders from different sectors. A series of forthcoming ACEIR working papers on inequalities in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa are also announced. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 3, December 2019

    • The release of ACEIR's first report on inequality trends for each node country;
    • A seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the South African node.

    2019 was a busy year for the ACEIR team as some of the work started in 2018 came to fruition. This bulletin reflects on some of the highlights, including the release of ACEIR’s first report on inequality trends for each node country – in this case, for South Africa – as well as a seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the South African node in partnership with UCT’s Poverty & Inequality Initiative. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 2, July 2019

    • A handbook on inequality measurement for country studies was developed to assist ACEIR researchers with textured analyses of inequality in their respective countries. 

    In 2018, the country nodes – Ghana, Kenya and South Africa – and affiliate scholars in Côte d’Ivoire embarked on textured analyses of inequality in their respective countries. To build capacity for this undertaking, a Handbook on Inequality Measurement for Country Studies was developed by researchers at the University of Cape Town, where ACEIR’s hub and the South African node are located. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 1, June 2019

    • An introdution to the centre’s hub-and-spoke model;
    • Plans to support ACEIR partners and its network with data capacity development; and
    • ACEIR is one of the 13 ARUA Centres who were invited to submit funding proposals to UK Research and Innovation.

    The first ACEIR newsletter introduces the centre’s hub-and-spoke model and explains plans to support ACEIR partners and its network with data capacity development, including creating their own data hubs.  In another development, ACEIR is one of the 13 ARUA Centres who were invited to submit multi-million pound funding proposals to support capacity building and partnerships as part of ARUA’s partnership with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Read more

 

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