The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications for participation in an institute on ‘Economic Justice and Climate Change in Africa’ to be convened in Accra, Ghana from 29 May to 7 June 2017. The institute will be broadly themed on Economic Justice in Africa, Inequalities and Development. The institute’s main objective is to support the development of knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate change and inclusive sustainable development in Africa and deepen critical thinking amongst practitioners, activists and key policy makers around current issues on climate change, social justice and inequality.
Scholars and researchers working in African universities, practitioners and civil society activists working in the areas of climate change, social and economic justice, resource governance, property rights, commodification and extension of markets, climate justice, agriculture and other issues in the broad area of sustainable development are urged to apply for this opportunity.
The institute is a follow-up to the 2015 Economic Justice Institute that was held in Durban, South Africa in partnership with OSISA Economic Justice programme on the theme ‘Economic Justice in Africa: Globalization, the State and Civil Society’.
Proposals should be considerate to ethnographic and political economy approaches to dissecting the global and local encounters of climate change discourses and policy designs and what this means to the interests of poor marginal populations in Africa.
For more information on eligibility and the application process, visit the CODESRIA website. Deadline for applications is 10 April 2017.