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Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panels and papers

The 50 conference panels have been grouped into 8 streams, labeled A-H.

A: Institutional foundations

A01Educational foundations
A02History of education in Africa
A03aLeave no knowledge behind
A03bLeading from the South
A04Reflexivity and positionality in doing excellent research

B: Decolonising knowledge

B06Strengthening postgraduate environments in African academia
B07Decolonising higher education in Africa: disciplinary and pedagogical Issues
B08Decolonizing the knowledge linkages between Africa and the rest of the world
B09Decolonizing African heritage inside and outside the African continent
B10International knowledge migration
B11Asia-africa, A New Axis of Knowledge
B12Knowledge networking within Africa

C: Europe and Africa

C13The European Union and Africa's knowledge infrastructure
C14Sustainable diplomacy between Africa and Europe: what knowledge capabilities should be developed?
C15Challenges of African Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

D: Cases of regional and disciplinary specifics

D16Country/region-specific knowledge development histories in Africa
D18Disciplinary trends in Africa: water science and technology
D19Disciplinary trends in Africa: history
D20Health challenges in urbanizing Africa and win-win partnership
D21Disciplinary trends in Africa: economics, finance studies, business studies
D22Disciplinary trends in Africa: legal and socio-legal studies
D23The order(ing) of knowledge: epistemology of studies of health, culture and education in Africa / (In)discipline de la connaissance: epistémologie des recherches sur l'Afrique
D24The interdisciplinary field of health studies and economics, experiences from Africa
D25Digital humanities in Africa
D26Multiplicity of learning events: the relationality of learning in Africa and beyond
D27aLanguage issues: reconfiguring language use in African studies
D27bThe language issue and knowledge communication in Africa
D28aLanguage history and its present relevance
D28bLanguage history and its present relevance

E: Transdisciplinary debates

E29Local knowledge and its (non-)integration in 'formal' education institutions
E30Future trends, grand challenges, and politics of anticipation in Africa (and the role of interdisciplinary studies in Africa)
E31Re-imagining the Sahel: the place of endogenous knowledge
E32Slums as places of innovations, ingenuity and creativity
E33Decolonizing the academe in 'red areas', with a focus on the Great Lakes region
E34Other ways of knowing? Exploring religious knowing and development in Africa
E35Towards a multispecies approach in African Studies

F: Technology and innovation

D16aInnovations, new paradigms and knowledge development in North Africa
F37Resilience and scarcity
F38Artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing in Africa
F39The privatization of knowledge production
F40Citizen science and environmental monitoring

G: Youth and gender issues

G41Youth employment, knowledge and the labour markets; knowledge and society
G42Economically empowered young people in Africa: promoting creativity and inclusiveness

H: Knowledge and impact

H44Community-engaged learning and higher education
H45Knowledge and action
H46Technical and vocational education and training (TVET): bridging the gap - lessons from the Dutch and African experience
H47aPart 1: Policy reforms for agricultural tertiary and vocational education and training in Africa
H47bPart 2: Integration of ATVET into broader systems of agricultural knowledge, skills and innovation
H48Bridging the gap between research and policy
H50How can curriculum decolonization operate in the third space in Global South-North collaborations?

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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