Cambridge-Africa

Events

Fri 26 Apr

A Business Consultant as a Global Health worker

Hughes Hall Global Health Seminar

Most people believe that the only way to get into global health is through NGOs and charitable organisations. McKinsey Partner Tania Zulu Holt discusses how you can work for the private sector while making an impact in solving the pressing issues in global health.

2 hours ago

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Fri 26 Apr

The Margin in the Middle: On Critical States and Cocaine Connections

Prof Henrik Vigh - University of Copenhagen

2:30-4:00pm, Alison Richards Building, Room S1

This paper looks ethnographically at the cocaine trade in and through Bissau, the small capital of the West African country of Guinea-Bissau. It clarifies the way that Guinea-Bissau came to gain the unflattering title of being ‘Africa’s first narco state’, and looks at the political developments that made the country a central node in the global trade in cocaine. In doing so, it highlights some of the less obvious aspects of illegal cross-border trade and ties the minor flow of drugs, often trafficked by the desperate and disenfranchised, to larger global dynamics.

2 hours ago

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Mon 29 Apr

The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective

Adom Getachew (University of Chicago)

Abstract not available

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Mon 29 Apr

Easter 2019 Cambridge Global Challenges Round Table

Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, 3rd May, 9.30-12.30, Application deadline 29th April

CGC Round Tables give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Round Tables, which prioritise participation by Early Career Researchers, are informal and discursive. Speakers are encouraged to present on the progress of their research, and any difficulties they are facing working in developing countries. CGC will help with the latter where possible.

Please apply here to present your work and/or participate in the discussions of the Easter 2019 CGC Round Table before 29th April and do note hesitate to get in touch (sbas2@cam.ac.uk) if you have any questions. Details about previous Round Tables can be found here.

Confirmed talk:
Advancing the impact of University-generated knowledge in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) through academia-industry partnerships
The programme addresses the advancement of academia-industry ecosystems that benefit local communities in the SADC region and the knowledge-transfer systems and practices that underlie them –with the focus of specific cases of research in Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia that, through collaboration with industry, have had or have the potential to be locally applied. The talk invites the participation of members of the Cambridge global challenges community in the programme.

in 3 days

More Info: https://www.gci.cam.ac.uk/events/cgcannualconference

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Wed 1 May

CGHR Practitioner Series presents: Reporting Human Rights Today

Suyin Haynes, Haley Joelle Ott, Dr Maha Rafi Atal

The journalism industry is undergoing intense change. Young journalists today face job losses and budget cuts, while navigating a world of new startups and funding sources. Social media is eroding the intermediating role of the media as the fourth estate with the direct, rapid provision of information.

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Thu 2 May

"Accra to Lagos; Lagos to London": African Engagements with the Higher Education industry *culled from the titles of two music volumes by Mr Eazi

Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Mr Eazi is a Nigerian-born, Ghana-based artist who, with his track “Accra to Lagos” on the album Life is Eazi, Vol. 1 “plays tour guide, assembling the sounds and energies of two dynamic cities—Accra and Lagos—into an electrifying mixtape” (Apple music). In Life is Eazi, Vol.

in 6 days

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Mon 13 May

Seeing though lies: Plato on how to avert tyranny

Jill Frank (Cornell University)

Abstract not available

in 17 days

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Tue 2 Jul

Learning to play and playing to learn

Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge

This conference will investigate the role of play-based learning in low income countries, as well as in low resource settings within middle and higher income countries.

It will bring together researchers, policy actors and non-governmental organisations with the aim of drawing lessons on play-based learning across settings, as well as identifying variations between contexts.

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