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CAS Africa Day Seminar


Seminar — Centre of African Studies is hosting a seminar with five interesting speakers in celebration of Africa Day 2017


Date & Time:

Room 8B-1-14, Centre of African Studies, Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 Copenhagen S

Hosted by:
Centre of African Studies


The Centre of African Studies is hosting a seminar in celebration of Africa Day 2017 under the title “Africans speaking on Africa”

Amanda Hammar Director and MSO Professor at CAS will start off the seminar. Accordingly five speakers will talk about their different expertises on African issues covering a wide range of topics such as migration, climate change, state building, education, music and dance.


Amanda Hammar is Director and Professor at Centre of African Studies

Migration and climate change in Africa
Bruce Campbell is Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) (www.ccafs.cgiar.org), and a staff member of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He is based at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The CCAFS team works on adaptation to increased climatic variability and progressive climate change, and on pro-poor climate change mitigation.

Peace Keeping operations and State building. The case of DR Congo
Aloys Tegera is a research director and co-founder of the Pole Institute in Goma (DRC).
He is a senior researcher at the Pole Institute. He has researched issues including conflict and governance and offered conflict management training to community leaders
in Eastern Congo.

Short coffee break

Higher education in Africa – perspectives and experiences
Bev Sithole is a Principal Indigenous Engagement research fellow at the Research
School for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University. She is also the
founder and science leader of the Aboriginal Research Practitioners Network. She has
worked in various research organizations in Zimbabwe and Abroad and has interacted
with other researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds. She is a product of
North-South education experience and is one of the authors of a recently published
book on Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa.

Global connections through music and dance
Jimmy Mhukayesango and Cheikhu Diarra are artists living in Aarhus and have developed an approach for global teaching through music and dialogue, music and
dance. Cheikhou is a teacher, dancer and drummer. Jimmy, sings, plays mbira and
promotes African culture. As well they have performed at various events throughout

The seminar is free and open to the public.