conference

Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel E31 (1 video; 6 papers, 4 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Re-imagining the Sahel: the place of endogenous knowledge
[initiated by CODESRIA with the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and ASCL/Lasdel]

Convenors:
Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Ato Onoma (CODESRIA);
Rahmane Idrissa (African Studies Centre Leiden).

Stream: E: Transdisciplinary debates
Start time: 3 February, 2021 at 10:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Long abstract:
The Sahel is currently a site of intense securitization in response to the counter-insurgency priorities of several regional and global entities. This securitization is however built on a generalized misunderstanding of the broad evolution of the Sahel as a spatial reality that reflects and captures the flows and ruptures that define a deeper history and reveal deeply embedded and complex livelihoods that are currently under stress. This panel will seek to re-imagine the Sahel as a place that defies easy generalizations, challenges statist assumptions (with their heavy security narrative) and as a place that accommodates multiple temporal and spatial realities. The panel locates the Sahel as a connector in Africa and will use the historic role of endogenous knowledge in the region to illustrate this.

6 Accepted papers:
1 no pdf file present When marginalised indigenous knowledge complements scientific practice in the securitization of Sahel region, Africa: an analysis of Northern Nigeria's security architecture

2 no pdf file present Excavation and creation: (re)setting personal and national self-confidence in the Nigérien Sahel

3 pdf file present Climate change and livelihoods in the Sahel: revisiting nexus and focusing on endogeneus knowledge

4 pdf file present Conflits armés et insécurité dans le Sahel ouest-africain: défis pour la recherche africaniste

5 pdf file present Re-imagining Sahelian borderlands, a postcolonial perspective

6 pdf file present Sahelian intellectualism in the process of modernity


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