Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel reports

The 50 conference panels have been grouped into 8 streams, labeled A-H.

With the help of many student volunteers, mainly from the LDE minor African Dynamics, panel reports have been made, under the final responsibility of panel convenors.

These reports contain summaries of all paper presentations and discussions. Sometimes quotes have been added to highlight the most important findings.

The list below includes also links to the special one-page summaries, one or two of each stream, that have been made especially for inclusion in the conference magazine.

A: Institutional foundations

A01Educational foundationsreport; magazine
A02History of education in Africareport
A03aLeave no knowledge behindreport; magazine
A03bLeading from the Southreport
A04Reflexivity and positionality in doing excellent researchreport

B: Decolonising knowledge

B06Strengthening postgraduate environments in African academiareport
B08Decolonizing the knowledge linkages between Africa and the rest of the worldreport
B09Decolonizing African heritage inside and outside the African continentmagazine
B11Asia-africa, A New Axis of Knowledgereport

C: Europe and Africa

C13The European Union and Africa's knowledge infrastructurereport; magazine
C14Sustainable diplomacy between Africa and Europe: what knowledge capabilities should be developed?report
C15Challenges of African Studies in Central and Eastern Europereport

D: Cases of regional and disciplinary specifics

D16Country/region-specific knowledge development histories in Africareport
D18Disciplinary trends in Africa: water science and technologyreport
D19Disciplinary trends in Africa: historyreport
D20Health challenges in urbanizing Africa and win-win partnershipreport; magazine
D21Disciplinary trends in Africa: economics, finance studies, business studiesreport
D22Disciplinary trends in Africa: legal and socio-legal studiesreport
D23The order(ing) of knowledge: epistemology of studies of health, culture and education in Africa / (In)discipline de la connaissance: epistémologie des recherches sur l'Afriquereport
D26Multiplicity of learning events: the relationality of learning in Africa and beyondreport
D27aLanguage issues: reconfiguring language use in African studiesreport
D27bThe language issue and knowledge communication in Africareport
D28aLanguage history and its present relevancemagazine
D28bLanguage history and its present relevancereport

E: Transdisciplinary debates

E29Local knowledge and its (non-)integration in 'formal' education institutionsreport
E30Future trends, grand challenges, and politics of anticipation in Africa (and the role of interdisciplinary studies in Africa)report
E31Re-imagining the Sahel: the place of endogenous knowledgereport; magazine
E32Slums as places of innovations, ingenuity and creativityreport
E33Decolonizing the academe in 'red areas', with a focus on the Great Lakes regionreport
E35Towards a multispecies approach in African Studiesreport

F: Technology and innovation

D16aInnovations, new paradigms and knowledge development in North Africareport
F37Resilience and scarcitymagazine
F38Artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing in Africamagazine
F39The privatization of knowledge productionreport
F40Citizen science and environmental monitoringreport

G: Youth and gender issues

G41Youth employment, knowledge and the labour markets; knowledge and societyreport; magazine
G42Economically empowered young people in Africa: promoting creativity and inclusivenessreport

H: Knowledge and impact

H45Knowledge and actionreport
H46Technical and vocational education and training (TVET): bridging the gap - lessons from the Dutch and African experiencereport
H47aPart 1: Policy reforms for agricultural tertiary and vocational education and training in Africareport; magazine
H48Bridging the gap between research and policyreport
H50How can curriculum decolonization operate in the third space in Global South-North collaborations?report; magazine

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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