International Congress of African Studies (ICAF)

Congrès international des études africaines (CIAF)

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1962-12-18 Accra Ghana


18 Dec 1962, Accra (Ghana). Previously referred to as International Congress of Africanists -- Congrès international des africanistes.


Develop international cooperation in the field of African studies through the organization of periodic sessions, study-groups, scholarly publications and the exchange of information between Africanists, thus providing a forum for the exposition and discussion of concepts and theories of significance for Africanist research; serve as a body to encourage Africans to have an ever-growing consciousness of their membership of the common human race and to express themselves in all fields of human endeavour.


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Plenary Congress (every 5 years). Permanent Council of the International Congress of African Studies -- Conseil permanent du Congrès international des études africaines. Bureau, consisting of President, 9 Vice-Presidents, Secretary-General, Treasurer, Past President (ex officio), Past Secretary-general (ex officio) and 2 members. No permanent base and secretariat; F-XF1142 - International African Institute (IAI) provides administrative assistance on request.


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