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Centre of African Studies

Governance and Civil Society in Africa


Date: 16 September 2013Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 18 September 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: 4421

Type of Event: Training

Series: CAS - Training

The Governance and Civil Society in Africa programme at SOAS, University of London, provides a unique opportunity for participants to discuss and develop their knowledge  of topical issues affecting the African continent. The programme will bring together public sector officials, civil servants and managers from African and UK institutions, as well as participants from other countries working on Africa, to discuss issues of governance in relation to civil society.

The course will focus on the role civil society plays in development, and on the actors that collectively make civil society itself (including NGOs, Diaspora organisations, Human rights groups, faith-based organisations, etc.). It will examine the growing role and relevancy of diasporas to states, policy-makers, and donors, and the governance issues this raises (particularly issues of dual citizenship and diaspora capital and investment). It will also ask how donors engage with this broad range of different associations and organisations that collectively make up the civil society space, policy advocacy  by civil society and diaspora groups, as well as exploring potential areas of difficulty and challenges associated with civil society and governance in Africa.

Sessions over the 3 days will be held at the SOAs main campus in Bloomsbury, Central London, and will draw from the unrivalled expertise at SOAS as well as renowned academics from other institutions.

The fees for the 3-day programme is £1100.
Daily fee is £400.

Fees include:

  • Pre-course reading material
  • Training sessions and  workshops
  • Lunch and refreshments every day

Note: Fees do not include flights and accommodation 

To register and pay the fees, please go to: http://store.soas.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=19&catid=205&prodvarid=179 

For more details about the sessions and the detailed programme, please click the event's link in the upper right of this page.

Organiser: Centre of African Studies

Contact email: ab17@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: +44 (0) 207 898 4370