IFRA Nigeria/Institut Français/IAS conference
Friday 21st October 2016, Draper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
IFRA was delighted to organise the public lecture “Women on the Move: in Nigeria and Beyond. Mobilisations of Women, Mobilisations of Ideas” jointly with the Institut Francais of Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies. The event took place in Draper’s Hall at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. We had the pleasure to host a multifarious and plentiful audience comprising academics, activists and many school children. We were happy to have Adejoke Rafiat Adetoro, master student at the History Dept, as our moderator.
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Thursday 3rd November 2016 Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
The Institute of African Studies is IFRA's main partner within the University of Ibadan, and accommodates friendly and ex gratia our Institute in its own premises since IFRA’s opening in 1990. This partnership has always proved fruitful and successful, while the relationships between the successive directors of the two Institutes stayed warm and harmonious during the years. Yet, it was important to celebrate and to strengthen this partnership, by organising an outstanding joint scientific event, the first since 2012. It is in this spirit that IFRA and IAS’ teams worked together during several weeks to set up a one-day conference titled « Culture, Land and Migration », addressing issues regarding cultural, religious, sociological and economic dimensions of urban and rural migrations, spaces, boundaries, landownership, land use policy, tenure, governance and notions of indigeneity and anteriority in Nigeria.
“Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria”, October 6th, 2016
On Thursday 6th of October, 2016, IFRA-Nigeria organized an International Conference around the book “Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, (published by IFRA Nigeria and edited by Professor Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos) at Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The conference titled “Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria” brought together specialists of violence and conflict management, among whom professors and researchers from all over the country as well as renowned scholars from the UK and the USA.
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.