the Creation of an Africa Special Interest Group
Research on African issues is at the forefront of
modern day academic pursuits. There is a lot of
great work being done as part of these efforts and
as more work continues to be done, there is a need
for a forum where African and Africanist scholars
can come together and discuss their research.
During the CIES conference at Stanford, a group
of CIES members agreed that there was a need to
establish a forum were Research on Africa can be
properly vetted and contextualized within the right
framework. There is a prevailing trend of misuse
and mis-representation of data hence, data analysis
are either overly pessimistic or conclusions are
over simplified. We hope that such a SIG will pave
the way for the easy integration of information
and knowledge-sharing systems and provide a forum
where research on Africa can be examined, critiqued
Target Population of Africa SIG
1. African and Africanist Scholars
2. Those interested in African Research
3. Other interested persons
The Africa Special Interest Group (SIG) comprises
a group of active CIES members with similar interests
in Education and Africa. The purpose of this SIG
is to bring individuals together to discuss and
debate current topics, network with others in the
field, share, inform, and educate, while providing
a forum for a focused voice.
A forum of like-minded scholars will provide the
necessary impetus in the sharing of information
and best practices. And also in challenging entrenched
research biases that are imbedded within the academy.
1. Paving a way for authentic voices to be heard.
2. An opportunity during CIES conferences to engage
in discourse on Africa research.
4. Peer support and review of research.
5. The launch of a discussion forum for critical
issues relating to Africa and Education.
If you are interested in being a part of this SIG
or want more information, please contact JoanOviawe: