New perspectives, new projects

In 2022, the Forum took the giant step in consolidating its activities and relevance within and outside Uppsala University. The research school project Decolonizing Research Methodologies was granted funding by Swedish Research Council; a launching seminar took place with PhD Students from Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, South-Sudan, Rwanda, Comores Islands, and Mozambique.

The Citizen Perspectives in Mali was granted funding for a five-year-period as to conduct engaged research, organize citizen debates, and develop partnerships.

And, finally, the Forum for Africa Studies was refounded as to become a centre and a resource for the whole University and with a somewhat new mission. Vice-Chancellor's strategic funding supported the "new" centre called "Uppsala University's Forum for Africa Studies."

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Forum co-hosted the Local Democracy Academy with Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy at Uppsala University's Campus Gotland. Click on the image



Launching Seminar of Decolonizing Research Methodologies, Sergels Torg, Stockholm, Sept-Oct 2022.


Signing the Mali-project: Richard Bomboma (EMbassy of Sweden) and Sten Hagberg (Uppsala University)