Call for Ideas 

Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of African independence, the Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO (SHS) is launching a “Call for Ideas” for prospective proposals in favour of Africa’s development within the next decade.

Among the proposals, which should be submitted before Friday 30 April at midnight (Paris time), 10 ideas will be selected by an international jury and presented by their author(s) during 10 small-scale conferences to be held at UNESCO Headquarters, in mid-June.

These 10 contributions to the thinking on Africa’s future will also be published in a special issue of SHS views magazine.

Each proposal is expected to develop one idea which would amplify the positive effects and reduce, or contain, the negative impacts of the major trends observed in Africa on one of the 10 following topics:

Topic 1: Economy and Development (Environment, Food Security, New Information and Communication Technologies…).

Topic 2: Governance, Policy, Institutions, Leadership.

Topic 3: Regional Integration, Population, Migration, Urbanization.

Topic 4: Cultural Identities (Languages, Religions…).

Topic 5: Youth.

Topic 6: Human Rights, Gender and Justice.

Topic 7: Diaspora.

Topic 8: Peace, Security and Conflict.

Topic 9: Health, Education and Social Development.

Topic 10: International Relations.

In particular, each proposal should detail what the “change agent” could be which would amplify the positive effects of one or several known trends in the relevant field and which would be able to implement the supported idea.

For more information and scholarship application see; Call for Ideas

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