This year again, IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of the Mastercard Foundation-Sciences Po scholarship, a unique opportunity for African students to pursue a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Mastercard Foundation will sponsor the selected student(s) to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation.
The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering grants to support valuable graduate students presenting papers at regional and international conferences in any field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
This grant will cover conferences that are being held between December 2019 and June 2020.
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IFRA-Nigeria organised two roundtables themed on “Gender of/in African cities” a the Institut Français du Nigeria in Abuja and at the Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre in Lagos, in the frame of the series of events funded by the Fonds d’Alembert 2019, in partnership with the French Embassy in Nigeria and IFRA-Nigeria which focuses on “Futures of cities/cities of the future in Africa”. The two roundtables were held in Abuja on Tuesday 9th of April and then in Lagos on Saturday 13th.
IFRA-Nigeria is partnering the organisation of the 18th Mega Tchad Symposium that will be held in N’Djamena (Chad) on the 29th, 30th and 31st of January 2020.
IFRA-Nigeria, as part of a series of events funded by the Institut Français through the Fond d’Alembert, is co-organising two roundtables on “Gender in/of African cities”.
The roundtables will gather artists, activists, academics and urban actors in order to create spontaneous discussions on issues of gender in urban African contexts, starting from the case of Nigerian cities, notably Lagos and Abuja.
Date: February 21, 2019, 10am-4pm
Location: Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, UniLag
Date: 19th to 28th of February 2019
Location: Lagos and Ibadan
IFRA-Nigeria, together with ENS-Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure) organized a ten-day long Masterclass themed on “Researching public spaces in African cities” which was held from February 19 to 28, that took place in the Universities of Lagos (UniLag) and Ibadan (UI) respectively.
Report – Guest Lecture “Global Orisha: Diasporic Connections in the “Yoruba-inspired Atlantic” by Dr. Stefania Capone
Date: February 7, 2019
Location: Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
IFRA-Nigeria opened the 2019 season of scientific events with a Guest Lecture given by Dr. Stefania Capone, themed on “Global Orisha: Diasporic connections in the ‘Yoruba inspired Atlantic’”. The event was organized in partnership with the Thursday Film Series and with the support of the Institute of African Studies (IAS, UI).
Date: February 21, 2019, 10am – 4pm
Location: Resource Hall, Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos (UniLag)
Registration: The conference is free and open to all. Participants must register on Even Bright.
Edition with a focus on: Crowd-sourcing Web Corpora of Nigerian languages
1-3 July, 2019
Appel à candidature : Bourse pour un travail de terrain sur le programme “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa”
La Fondation Tony Elumelu (TEF) situé à Lagos, l’Agence Française de Développent (AFD) et l’Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique au Nigéria (IFRA Nigeria), ont signé un protocole d’échange lié au programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » de la TEF.
L’accord prévoit la sélection d’un(e) étudiant(e) en Sciences politiques ou Economie de niveau master, inscrit(e) dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur français, pour effectuer un travail de terrain dans plusieurs pays africains francophones et anglophones (Nigéria, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire) à partir de janvier 2019. L’étudiant(e) sélectionné(e) sera notamment amené(e) à évaluer les retombées du programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » à travers un échantillon de bénéficiaires dans les 3 pays cibles.
BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Every two months, a downloadable bulletin is published here to present an almost exhaustive list of most recent publications. Authors as well as users are invited to submit references through the link below.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria (IFRA Nigeria), have signed a partnership agreement on the programme “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa”.
From February 19th to 28th 2019, ENS Paris and IFRA-Nigeria are co-organising a week-long Masterclass between the University of Lagos and the University of Ibadan, exploring the concept of public spaces in African cities. A call is now open for 10 Nigerian students to participate.
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