The celebration of the first year of activities of Global Africa took place on May 24, 2023 in Saint-Louis, with an Assembly bringing together around ten international institutions and public conferences by François Roubaud and Cheikh Thiam, which marked the first edition of the "Global Africa meetings."
This anniversary, celebrated from May 22nd to 24th at UGB, allowed for a review of the various activities by bringing together all the project's bodies (steering committee, executive committee, editorial committee, and scientific council) and establishing the roadmap for the years to come. Intense discussions on the different components of the project (the journal, Junior Researchers' Institutes, scientific publishing training, and international conferences) notably led to the following resolutions.
Starting from 2024, the annual issues of the journal will focus on two thematic dossiers, one issue dedicated to a Junior Researchers' Institute, and one miscellaneous issue. Additionally, the schedule for the next 12 issues was finalized. The Global Africa Assembly invited the project team to work towards the creation of an international Master's program dedicated to scientific publishing. They also aim to strengthen dialogue with scientific journalism and public decision-makers, inviting them to collaborate more closely with actors in African scientific research.
Before the conclusion of these days, a delegation from the Global Africa consortium was received by the new Vice-chancellor of Gaston Berger University, Prof. Magatte Ndiaye, who is also the new Editor-in-Chief of the Global Africa journal. This was an opportunity for him to renew the commitment and support of his institution to Global Africa as a unique project dedicated to strengthening the editorial ecosystem of African scientific research.