Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol

Africa Writes 2019 – Bristol Saturday 29th June – Thursday 4th July Save the dates for a series of book launches, panels, performances and workshops celebrating contemporary literature from Africa, the South West and the diaspora. The programme will include a full day of activities on the Saturday, followed by a series of evening events […]

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Intern Vacancy

Would you like to join our team? We are currently recruiting for an Africa Writes Festival Intern. Please note that this position is only open to current students or graduates of SOAS, University of London, through the Santander Universities Internship Programme. We are looking for someone passionate about African literature and social media to join […]

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The big migration debate: time to cut the link with development

In the big ‘migration debate’ strong assumptions have been made about the link between migration and development. Often, development is regarded as a tool to reduce migration and, vice versa, migration as a tool to affect development. This, however, is not necessarily true, resulting in unnecessary confusion and even worse – bad policies for the […]

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Conserving culture and pushing boundaries in Somaliland: Hargeysa International Book Fair 2018

Conserving culture and pushing boundaries in Somaliland: Hargeysa International Book Fair 2018 Republished with the kind permission of Africa in Words. Go through the gates of the Xaranta Dhaqanka, the Hargeysa Cultural Centre in Somaliland’s capital, and you’ll encounter a courtyard of small buildings. To your right is the Cultural Centre’s library, housing a wide-ranging collection […]

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Informal sector must be on the menu for inclusive growth

An enabled, well-supported and dynamic informal sector can be a potent instrument for generating more inclusive growth. New results from South African research highlights the important role of informal enterprises in providing paid employment and reducing poverty. But in order to strengthen this role substantially and sustainably, effective and enabling policies are required, including ‘smart’ […]

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Expanding the evidence base on knowledge brokering in international development

At home and abroad, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is trying to bring together governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and research organizations. Since 2012, it  has been investing in multi-stakeholder knowledge platforms for global development, which have yielded positive results, according to The Gold Standard learning review, undertaken in 2016. However, the […]

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Joining forces, sharing power

Today’s challenges are characterized by their complex, multifaceted nature and need concerted, multidimensional action to meet them. Motivated by the recognition that we must work together to find solutions to our common challenges, The Broker joined forces with Partos and its innovation platform, The Spindle, to celebrate inspiring and innovative collaborations in civil society. The […]

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