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African Research Matters. A Series of Podcasts From the Symposium.



The inaugural episode of our African Research Matters series was recorded during the symposium of the same name in St. Louis, Senegal, to mark the launch of Global Africa, the first-ever interdisciplinary and multilingual pan-African scientific journal.

Delighted to welcome you, back to the campus of the Gaston Berger University in St-Louis for the first part of our Global Africa series. This series is dedicated to the first pan-African and multilingual scientific journal launched in March 15th 2022, during a conference whose title is already a program in itself: African Research Matters. How to engage with and rely on African research? To address global challenges and envision our shared futures... It is an immense task considering Africa's limited contribution to global knowledge production (which does not exceed 2%).

This immense task is undertaken by the most eminent researchers in the humanities and social sciences, engaged throughout the continent. They fearlessly explore all sensitive topics concerning the ways to finally restore the expertise, experience, resilience, and innovation capabilities of African research on the international scientific stage.

I invite you to share some of these fruitful and inspiring exchanges that enlightened us during the intense five-day event in Saint Louis... Caroline Lachowsky.

With Mame Penda Ba (Senegal), an associate professor in Political Science at the University of Saint-Louis in Senegal and the chief editor of the first pan-African scientific journal,Global Africa.

And Mahamane Tidjani Alou (Niger), an associate professor of Political Science at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey. He provides training on scientific publishing for young Pan-African researchers.

Thanks to the IRD (Research Institute for Development)







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