SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

2017 GDAI Residential School in Cape Town, South Africa

The Residential School is a weeklong intensive program of lectures, seminars and roundtable discussions for selected African participants exploring issues of governance and development in Africa. In 2017 the program was organised by the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at SOAS in association with the South African
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and supported by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Jonathan Di John, SOAS - Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Mashood Baderin - CAS, SOAS

Carlos Oya - Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Michael Jennings - Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Mushtaq Khan - Department of Economics, SOAS

Funmi Olonisakin, King’s College London

Christopher Cramer - Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Fiona Tregenna, University of Johannesburg

Judith Fessehaie, CCRED; University of Johannesburg

Faizel Ismail, UCT/DTI

Fareda Banda, School of Law, SOAS

IIAG Research Team, Mo Ibrahim foundation

As usual, the Centre of African Studies  has produced video lectures and interviews with this years' residential school participants and high profile experts on Governance in Africa. These are available online at: