IEE Newsletter No. 25

SA-GER CDR: Call for Applications - International Alumni Conference

Programme coordinator, Britta Niklas, shares the call for applications to an international alumni conference on the root causes of displacement on Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town.

The South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) at UWC/Cape Town (South Africa), together with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) of Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), is happy to host the international conference

"Tackling the root causes of displacement in Sub Sahara Africa"
taking place 26 November – 01 December 2017 in Cape Town/South Africa

Alumni of diverse study programmes at the South African-German Centre for Development Research at UWC/Cape Town, the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies at the University of Ghana, the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics at Namibia University of Science and Technology/Windhoek, the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice at UWC/Cape Town, the Congolese-German Centre for Microfinance at the Congo Protestant University/Kinshasa, the East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research at the Moi-University/Eldoret (Kenya) and the Kenyan-German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management at Taita Taveta University College/Voi are invited to participate at the conference, contributing actively by sharing their experiences and knowledge concerning the abovementioned points of interest.

Over four days, approximately 50 conference participants – practitioners, researchers and students – will discuss different aspects of the topic, introduced by invited speakers of relevant organizations (UNHCR, IOM) who will present the current status and consequences of displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa and reflect on the role of (regular and irregular) migration in relation to displacement. The African Excellence Centres will introduce their areas of expertise and their link to the conference topic and will integrate their recent research activities and the professional experience of participating Alumni.

The conference is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

For more information concerning the application please have a look at the detailed call for applications on the website

For inquiries, please refer to Britta Niklas.

NiklasDipl.-Ök. Britta Niklas
Coordinator South African German Centre for Development Research
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25148
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

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