The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) deeply regrets and mourns the passing away of its former president, Professor Sam Moyo. Professor Moyo was in New Delhi, India, where he was attending a conference on “Labour Questions in the Global South”. The vehicle in which he was travelling was involved in a serious accident in the evening of Friday, 20 November, and Professor Moyo died in the early hours of Sunday, 22 November 2015.
New York, New York—Yusuf Serunkuma, a 2014-2015 Dissertation Proposal and 2015-2016 Dissertation Research Fellow of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program, presented his recent work on Somaliland identity and nationalism through poetics at the Africa Workshop held at C
Together with Emuron Olupot and Pius Achanga, Prof. Abdu Kasozi has written a chapter on governance and leadership in Uganda in a newly published book edited by Johann Mouton and Lauren Wildschut. The book is titled: Leadership and Management: Case Studies in Training in Higher Education in Africa, published by African Minds in Cape Town, South Africa (2015). The chapter on Uganda runs from page 53 - 66.
Lately, there is a lot of good scholarship in form of action research and public engagement going on at MISR. Today's Public Policy Forum on Higher Education attracted participants from research institutions, Development agencies and Embassies in Kampala.
Forth year graduate student Yusuf Serunkuma has been awarded the African Studies Association (ASA) Presidential Fellowship for 2015. As one of the seven fellows selected from a competitive pool of scholars, Yusuf will attend the 2015 ASA Annual Meeting in San Diego in November, where he will speak about his work on popular culture and Somaliland. Yusuf will also hold workshops at Wellesley College, MA [his host institute in the US], and will have speaking engagements at Harvard and Columbia.