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GlobAfrica is a four-year Research programme funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) that aims to rethink the global integration of Africa before the European Imperialism from a historical perspective.
The Habitele Project is funded by the ANR, in the category “innovating societies”. The project is led by the Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po (Paris), with Dominique Boullier as project leader. It is conducted in partnership with Telecom Paris Tech (Artur Hecker’s team) and 9 teams or researchers around the world.
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The Health Systems in History project is a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award based at the Centre for History in Public Health of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The principal investigator of the project is Prof. Martin Gorsky. The project aims at providing an intellectual and policy history of ‘health systems’ thinking based on a holistic conception of the organisational structures within which medicine is financed, provided and regulated in modern states. It depicts these as an interlinked set of relationships, which, once identified and measured, may be modified in the ongoing quest for greater efficiency, effectiveness and equity. But how did this idea arise? What work has it done? And how can we apply it historically?
This partnership aims to extend the European collaborations being developed through the successful ESRC-Open Research Area (ORA) “Memorials and remains of medical research in Africa” project (2011-2014), led at LSHTM by Wenzel Geissler (GHD), to include an Africa-based partner institution, IFRANigeria, in order to develop Nigerian research, teaching capacity and scholarly production in the history of medicine, with a specific focus on the history of medical research (both clinical and pharmaceutical) in Nigeria.
The “Human Trafficking” project is a 8-months Research programme funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. It is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research programme which involves Nigerian and French researchers on the study of trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation from a Nigerian fieldwork.
Coordinator : Jean Luc Martineau
Scientific Committee : Dr A. Aderonke A. Adesanya (IAS, UI) ; Professor Adekunle Lawal (UI) ; J-L Martineau (IFRA) ; Professor A. Olukoju (UNILAG)
This program will provide grants to Nigerian researchers as part of the cooperation between IFRA and the Nigerian academic world as a whole. A conference will be organized where the results of the research financed by IFRA will be debated. The interest of this program is multiple:
Coordination Prof. Amina Mettouchi, Université de Nantes
Research partners : LLING (University of Nantes, A. Mettouchi), LLACAN (CNRS Villejuif, M. Vanhove), CREAM-LacNad (Inalco Paris , D. Caubet).
Experts : Prof Bernard Comrie (MPI Leipzig & UCSB Santa Barbara), Prof Shlomo Izre’el (Tel Aviv University).
Bernard CARON (IFRA) is part of the project for Hausa and Zaar, two Chadic languages spoken in Northern Nigeria.
This projet operates within the general field of the collection, analysis and dissemination of oral corpora in Non-European languages. Several French teams, within the CNRS and in different Universities, work on Afroasiatic languages and have at their disposal a certain amount of raw data. Within these teams, some researchers have begun publishing on line their oral data, duly transcribed and translated.
Nigeria Pidgin (NP) is spoken by more than 50 million speakers all over Nigeria, in a variety of forms that go from the vehicular “broken English” to the more elaborate and complex varieties developled by standup comedians, song writers, journalists and students. The broad intercomprehension that exists between the Pidgins spoken in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Sierra Leone give it a strong potential as a language for commerce and regional integration and could be useful in the present context of globalisation. Despite this powerful social and political potential NP suffers from a lack of recognition that hinders its development as a potential linguistic integrator for the Nigerian nation.
For some times, the concept of patrimony, interpreted in a variety of subfields within the Social Sciences and the Humanities, has occupied a significant place in research programs on Africa. The making of patrimonies and the way they interact with the present – the process of patrimonialisation – studied in a time-sensitive perspective, may provide alternative understanding of contemporary Africa.
Forms and Roots of the Yoruba Political Space
Coordinators: J-L Martineau & Clément Boutillier
This approach of contemporary political systems in their relationship to the Federal construction consists of the following:
This research programme is looking at the politics of xenophobic mobilisation across the continent. This comparative project runs across four countries: South Africa, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria.