Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pequina em Ciências Sociais na Africa

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History

1 Feb 1973, Dakar (Senegal), at a meeting of representatives of African universities and research institutes, when charter and work programme were approved and Executive Committee elected. Charter revised 1982. Registered in accordance with the law of Senegal. Previously also referred to as Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa -- Conseil pour le développement de la recherche économique et sociale en Afrique -- Consejo para el Desarrollo de la Investigación Económica y Social de Africa.

Aims

Facilitate research, promote research-based publishing and create multiple fora for exchange of views and information among African researchers; challenge existing orthodox development theories by activating concerned African social scientists and research institutes to undertake fundamental and problem-oriented research in the field of development from a perspective relevant to the needs of the African people, thus counteracting stagnation and underdevelopment; break down linguistic and geographical barriers between African social scientists, define priorities and organize collaborative research teams.

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Activities

Research and development; projects/programmes; training/education.

Structure

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Languages

Arabic, English, French, Portuguese.

Staff

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Consultative Status

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) (Observer); United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros B).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 19 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 45 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 87 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

D0006

Last News Received

2017
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