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Report: Africa-EU Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities

Report: Africa-EU Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities

Report: Africa-EU Expert Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities

This documents reports on a discussion on research prioritisation workshop to identify topics of mutual interest in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Year of Publication: 2010

Held in Bishoftu (DebreZeit) Ethiopia on 3-5 March 2010 a three-day Social Sciences and Humanities Workshop was attended by 28 experts from Africa and the EU.

Experts were chosen based on their expertise in a relatable field and because of their representation of, participation in, or relationship with a larger network, institution, or organisation.

Participants were also selected in order to ensure a wide geographical spread, with a focus on including African participants. 

Invited African and European experts were asked to identify and recommend topics for SSH research cooperation that would be ideal for African-European cooperation under the SSH thematic priority of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

The following topics were suggested:

  • Urban Governance and Services Delivery
  • Social Transformation, Economy and Urban Inequalities
  • Migration Causes and Networks and the Role of the Diaspora
  • Recover, Archive and Transmit Heritage for Sustainable Development
  • Heritage Resources Management and Sustainable Development
  • Enhancing Sustainable Development to Combat Poverty and Exclusion through the Utilisation of Heritage
  • Viability and Resilience of Agriculture in the Face of Regional and Global Changes
  • Sustainability of Land Use and Management in Rural Areas
  • Coherence and Coordination of Policy within Multi-level Processes of Rural Development

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