Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel D16 (1 video; 12 papers, 10 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Country/region-specific knowledge development histories in Africa
[initiated/coordinated by ASCL]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Ton Dietz (ASC Leiden).

Stream: D: Cases of regional and disciplinary specifics
Start time: 20 January, 2021 at 10:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
This panel invites papers about long-term developments in knowledge institutionalization in specific countries or regions in Africa, with the aim of contributing to building histories of knowledge development. There will be a focus on recent developments and future prospects in individual African countries or regions. The panel will be linked to the attempt to present a database about the current knowledge infrastructure in all or major African countries.

12 Accepted papers:
1 pdf file present Beyond 'Westplaining' in writing West-African intellectual history

2 pdf file present 'We have other priorities': framing pro-environmental attitudes in Africa

3 pdf file present History education in Ethiopia post-1991: rethinking the nation's history in the context of 'decolonization' debates.

4 pdf file present The rejection of African solutions to African problems. The African Union and the Islamic Courts Union

5 pdf file present Employing the elite capture critique to legitimize top-down control of development resources

6 pdf file present Capacity Development - when international development studies meet human resource management

7 no pdf file present Tracing Conceptions of Global Inequality in the Writings of George Ayittey and Kwesi Kwaa Prah, 1980s-1990s

8 no pdf file present Knowledge development about the effectiveness of psychosocial support for people affected by mass violence in Africa

9 pdf file present Developing African science: a case study on the importance of local insights in the co-creation of scientific knowledge

10 pdf file present Worlding classrooms: studying local-global issues through a multi-polar lens

11 pdf file present Meta knowledge about areas

12 pdf file present Education curriculum reforms in Kenya: from theory to competency based curriculum

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