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

Address Main lines of research Staff profile and disciplines Networks

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

P.O. Box 3304

Tel: +221-825 98 22/3
Fax: +221-824 12 89
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Achille Mbembe
Executive Secretary

CODESRIA creates thematic research networks that cut across linguistic
and regional barriers in the following areas:
– Agrarian structure and change
– State and society
– Industrialization
– Population
– Cooperation and integration
– Science and technology
– Education
– Children
– Social sciences: theory and practice
– Women
– Social movements
– Culture, ideology and ideality
– Health
– Environment

Forty-one (41) pan-African staff with various professional and intellectual

CODESRIA is an independent organization whose principal objectives are
facilitating research, promoting research-based publishing and creating
multiple forums geared towards the exchange of views and information among
African researchers.

– Regional Co-ordinating Committee of Development Associations (ICCDA)
– Latin America Social Science Research Council (CLASCO)
– International Federation of Social Science (IFSS)

– CODESRIA publishes a Bulletin and a quarterly journal, Africa
the longest standing Africa-based journal.
Research results are disseminated through Working Papers, the Monograph
Series, and the CODESRIA Book Series

Last updated: 12. December 1999

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