AROCSA 2017 Draft Program
The 28th and 29th June 2017 kick off with a morning plenary session from 09h00 – 10h30. The sessions start off with a 10 minute presentation by the chair of the session, followed by 60 minutes speaking time and 20 minutes Q&A in conclusion. Please note that questions must be submitted prior to the session at the registration table(s). These sessions will take place at the School of Governance in the Donald Gordon Auditorium, WITS University. These sessions are open to non-conference participants…
Soon, you will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa for the AROCSA 2017 Conference. This would be one of the most interesting and engaging conferences you will attend! In this document, we hope to answer some questions you may have, in order to prepare you for this journey and to help make your trip to South Africa easier and memorable….
CALL FOR PAPERS: GUIDELINES
VENUE: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
DATES: 27th July – 29th July, 2017
The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) was established in September 2015 in Accra, under the auspices of the Association for Research on Non-Profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), to promote and advance a community of excellence in research and practice on civil society in the service of African development.
One of AROCSA’S main operational areas is to convene an Annual Conference which seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners for networking, learning and skills-building. AROCSA is driven by the vision of an Africa where knowledge generation and dissemination on civil society by scholars reflect global excellence standards and propels development.
“AFRICA IN A CHANGING GLOBAL CONTEXT: PEOPLE, PRODUCTION AND POLITICS”.
Current global political trends such as Brexit in 2016, the surprising electoral upheavals across continents, a complex confluence of nationalist populism, and African countries backing out of the ICC, among others, give clear indications of a pushback to globalization, paving way for a radical shift in global politics. As members of the global community, African countries will be affected directly and indirectly, and so must begin to dialogue on how to engage in this new world order….
Professor Michael Bratton is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. He is the author of five books, most recently Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013), and over sixty articles and chapters, including in The American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, World Development, The Journal of Democracy, and The British Journal of Political Science. He is also a founder, former executive director, and now Senior Advisor to the Afrobarometer, a cross-national survey research project on public opinion in Africa. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Comparative and African politics.
Dr. Bhekinkosi Moyo is the chief executive of the Southern Africa Trust, an organization that supports deeper policy engagements in regional integration. He is also a researcher, author and thought-leader who has written extensively on resources, governance and the state of civil society in Africa. He has a long history of championing African discourse on philanthropy, has contributed to the growth of many African civil society formations. Among his recent books are Helping to Give, Giving to Help: The Context and Politics of African Philanthropy (2013). Bheki serves on various boards including the African Grant Makers network (AGN), ICCO Southern Africa Regional Council, as well as the African Union Foundation Council.
After currently serves as the Board Chair for the Pan-African civil society movement, Africans Rising for Justice Peace and Dignity. He was previously the Executive Director for Greenpeace International, and has served as Secretary General of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Board Chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAAP) and President of the Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA). Kumi now serves as Board member for 350.org and as an ambassador to the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., he is currently setting up a new Institute for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment. Kumi remains as committed as ever to the struggle for equality and justice.