One-Day Roundtable "Urban Lives & Environmental Changes" - May 10th, UniLag


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IFRA-Nigeria and the Center for Housing and Sustainable Development CHSD-UniLag invite you to a One-day Roundtable by & for Early-Career Researchers on "Urban Lives and Environmental Changes". The Roundtable will take place on May 10th in the University of Lagos from 9am to 4pm.

This Roundtable is co-organized by early-career researchers from the Center of Housing and Sustainable Development (CHSD), University of Lagos and IFRA-Nigeria (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan), and is part of a collaborative conference series organized by the Institut Français du Nigéria, the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria.

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The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa - A special issue of Politique africaine

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A special issue of the  internationally renowned journal Politique Africaine adresses the theme "The Moral Landscapes of Drugs in Africa". Link to special issue (2021/3):

Based on the papers of this issue, IFRA-Nigeria organised an online seminar on Wednesday 27 April from 4pm to 6pm (WAT, Lagos & UTC+1, London).

Research on drugs in Africa has struggled to rid itself of assumptions inherited from the colonial period and the global war on drugs launched in the 1980s. Existing research on drugs (cannabis, cocaine and opiates) is often commissioned by states and is part of a primarily political and security agenda. In the context of growing public debate on the legalisation of drugs, such as cannabis, in several African countries, as well as the continued predominance of prohibitionist discourses, this special issue is timely. Contributions to the special issue aim to challenge existing research on drugs and break with an approach that remains mostly focussed on security.

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Earth Day Conference: "Challenges & Practilatities for Transition to Sustainable Societies" - April 21st, Lagos.

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Throughout spring 2022, Institut Français du Nigéria, the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria will be organising a collaborative conference series on environmental changes. To celebrate Earth Day, they organised  a conference entitled: "Challenges & Practicalities for a Transition to Sustainable Societies: Insights from France and Nigeria."
The roundtable was held at Alliance Française Lagos / Mike Adenuga Center (Ikoyi, Lagos) on April 21st from 6pm to 8pm.

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IFRA-Nigeria at the first conference on Digital Humanities in Francophone Africa

202203YaoundeVHBetween 21st and 26th March, Dr Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud and Dr Vincent Hiribarren attended the first conference on Digital Humanities in Francophone Africa. The conference took place at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon and gathered more than 60 participants from various African francophone countries (including Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger etc.) and other countries (including France, Germany, Australia and Brazil). 

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Exhibition - Field a(r)t work: experiencing lived spaces through research creation in Lagos and Osogbo

20220405 Exhibition Remi and EniolaBased on two current fieldworks conducted in Osun Grove, Osogbo and Victoria Island, Lagos, this exhibition presented some of the materials produced during these research projects in order to capture and render the sensitive dimension of spaces. This visual and sound installation presented maps, photographs, and sound recordings. Te opening in the presence of the artist and researchers was held on April 5th, at 3pm in the Hall of the Institute of African Studies, UI. 

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"Understanding human trafficking: the input of collaborative research" - Presentation of PACKING research Project - April 8th & 11th, 2022

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The project PACKING "Protection of migrants and Asylum seekers especially Children and women coming from Nigeria and victims of trafficKING" coordinated by ECPAT France and funded by the European Commission ended in 2019. Following on from PACKING project, presentations of the research outputs were organized in April 2022 at Institut Français du Nigéria (Abuja) and Alliance Française Lagos. These events are part of the project "Don't Pay with Your Life" coordinated by ECPAT France, funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and MAEEL and in partnership with IFRA-Nigeria, UROMI JDPCI and GPI and ECPAT-Luxembourg.

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Conference and Photo presentation: Gender and Boxing in Lagos, March 1st

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The conference took place on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 4pm, at Drapers Hall, Insitute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.

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Séminaire en ligne : "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales (19-21e siècle)"

CarousselTouchelayMercredi 9 mars 2022 à 16h, l'IFRA-Nigeria a organisé séminaire de recherche en ligne sur le thème "Les statistiques coloniales et post-coloniales en Afrique de l'Ouest (XIXè-XXè siècles)" avec Béatrice Touchelay (Université de Lille, rattachée à l'Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS), UMR CNRS 8529 et détachée en 2021-2022 au laboratoire TELEMMe UMR CNRS 7303 Université Aix-Marseille). Elle était accueillie en séjour de recherche à Ibadan en février 2022.

Le séminaire a eu lieu sur Zoom, le 9 mars 2022 à 16h.

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Call for Abstracts: “Urban Lives and Environmental Changes”

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IFRA-Nigeria and CHSD launch a call for abstracts for a one-day transdisciplinary Roundtable on “Urban Lives and Environmental Changes” that will take place on May 10th, 2022, at Arthur Mbanefo Digital Research Centre, University of Lagos. This Roundtable is co-organized by early-career researchers from the Center of Housing and Sustainable Development (CHSD), University of Lagos and IFRA-Nigeria (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan), and is part of a collaborative conference series organized by the Institut Français du Nigéria, the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria.

 This call is now closed, applicants will receive updates by the end of March. 

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Appel à Candidatures Programme Atlas - Aide à la mobité pour séjour de recherche post-doctorale

Atlas 2022La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) et l’Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) du Nigeria proposent à des postdoctorants résidant en France une aide à la mobilité pour réaliser un séjour de recherche de 2 ou 3 mois en Afrique de l’Ouest : Nigeria, Ghana, Bénin, Togo, Cameroun et Tchad. Seront soutenus des projets de recherche qui s’inscrivent dans la politique scientifique de l’IFRA Nigeria, en synergie avec ses chercheurs ou ses partenaires au Nigeria. Les projets interdisciplinaires sont bienvenus. Cet appel s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme Atlas de mobilité postdoctorale de courte durée lancé par la FMSH et ses partenaires.

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Night of Ideas - (Re)Building Together - January 27th

0127GroupPictureIn Collaboration with Institut Français du Nigeria, IFRA-Nigeria organised an evening that celebrated the circulation of ideas and knowledges. The theme of 2022 Night of Ideas was "(Re)building Together : Inter-religious Dialogue and Social Cohesion. Perspectives from Nigeria".

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