IFRA Nigeria is glad to share the call for papers for the 17th MegaChad colloquium, to which we partner with, titled "Insecurities in the Lake Chad basin", and hold in Nice (France) from the 14th to 16th of June 2017.
Newcomers to the Megapolis: Lessons from Urban Villages in Shenzhen (China) and Favelas in Sao Paulo (Brazil), by David Mangin
IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS Lecture
On Thursday 22nd October 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised its first lecture in collaboration with the Institut Français of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies (IAS).
Titled “Newcomers to the Megapolis: Lessons from Urban Villages in Shenzhen (China) and Favelas in Sao Paulo (Brazil)” it was given by David Mangin, well known French urbanist and architect, professor at the School of Architecture of Marne-La-Vallée and at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France.
"Ecological Crises: Local and Global Perspectives", Tuesday 12th July 2016, Bogobiri House, Lagos
On Monday 11th July and Tuesday 12th July 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised its second “PostCOP21” event. The first day, the event, titled “Ecological Crises in Nigeria”, was held at the Institute of African Studies, within the University of Ibadan. The second day the event, titled “Ecological Crises: Local and Global Perspectives”, was an “out of the academy” one, welcomed by the Bogobiri House, in Lagos.
IFRA Nigeria is pleased to invite you to its second "Post COP21" event, "Ecological Crisis in Nigeria", on Monday 11th July 2016, from 12:00pm to 4pm in Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
At 12:00pm sharp, we will open this event by the screening of Nowhere To Run (2015, Nigeria, 53mn), a documentary proposed by the Musa Yar’ Adua Foundation, in collaboration with the Institut Français of Nigeria and the Thursday Film Series movie club, telling the story of environmental threats and unique challenges to security in Nigeria from the perspective of affected communities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM8EpHCIa_o
On Friday 1st July 2016, IFRA Nigeria organised, with the help of it’s Phd student Sara Panata, the presentation of the Yoruba Name project by Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, its founder/curator, and Laila Le Guen, the communications lead and researcher. The conference took place in Drapers’ Hall, within the Institute of African Studies. It was attended by a motivated and very reactive public of professors and students of all levels. After the presentation, the convenors facilitated an interactive workshop, followed then by the screening of the documentary Family Name (USA, 1998) by Macky Alston, organised by the Thursday Films Series movie club.
IFRA Nigeria (project Nigeria Watch) is pleased to invite the general public to attend a conference titled “Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria”.
This conference will take place on the 6th of October 2016, at the Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, and will discuss in detail the book, Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, published by IFRA Nigeria with ASC Leiden (WAPOSO collection) and edited by Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (Senior Researcher at IRD).