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Tuesday, October 22
 

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: Publishing Book Manuscripts: Editorial and author considerations
This workshop, convened by Divine Fuh (CODESRIA) and Stephanie Kitchen (International African Institute) in collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa brings together publishers, editors and representatives of book series with both published and aspiring academic authors to reflect on their experiences of working on their manuscripts and those of their peers towards publication. It is conceived as an opportunity for early and mid-level career academics and publishers to meet and learn from one another in
the interest of improving all our publications.

Moderator
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Divine Fuh

Head of Publication and Dissemination, CODESRIA
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Stephanie Kitchen

Managing Editor, International African Institute, SOAS

Tuesday October 22, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Wednesday, October 23
 

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: Teaching About Religion and Humanitarianism in Africa
Organised by the Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa Team In collaboration with the American Political Science Association, the participants in this workshop will discuss approaches, pedagogies and methodologies for teaching critically about religion, humanitarianism, and development in Africa. Instead of the usual "let's invite foreigners to build the capacity of Africans," we emphasize the necessity of privileging the research and perspectives of African scholars and activists in courses that address these issues. We are especially interested in collaborating through developing and sharing syllabi, and possibly joint writing on these topics among students from different institutions.

Moderator
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana
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Penda Ba

Associate Professor, Political Science, Université Gaston Berger
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Cilas Kemedjio

University of Rochester
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Simanga Kumalo

Director of the Religion and Governance Programme, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal and President Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary
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Cecelia Lynch

University of California, Irvine

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: Africa Journal Work Academy
This British Academy funded Journal Work Academy workshop will support the work of editors and editorial boards and contribute to training the next generation of peer reviewers and journal editors, in collaboration with senior scholars and editors based at African institutions. Format: The Journal Work Academy will involve structured sessions of practical exercises and collaborative work. The participants will be divided into “editorial teams”, and each team will work with one or two editors and with one or more senior scholars. In the simulated journal office, we shall constitute our editorial boards. Each journal team will write a short mission statement that reflects on the chosen theme(s) and will formulate the joint project and members will read and comment on one another’s abstracts (not on the full papers at this session). Scholars will provide guided feedback to one another’s work (following the protocols developed in the Journal Work Academy). Each author will receive detailed feedback from the others in the group, as well as one-on-one feedback from senior scholars and journal editors. This has the aim of improving individual papers, but also of strengthening future scholarly networks and building intra-African networks of collaboration. Outcome: The outcome of the Journal Work Academy will be to create resources that can be adapted to different contexts, enabling tailored capacity building from the ground up. Participants will have the benefit of discussing their work with their peers from other institutions, and to think of their individual projects in terms of networked intellectual debates and future collaborations. The seminar style format encourages collaborative work, and understands journal publishing not simply as a step to career advancement, but as an engaged and contextual scholarly practice. Through the collaborations between journal editors and the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) publishing cultures become a central part of a future-oriented academy.

Moderator
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Carli Coetzee

Editor, Journal of African Cultural Studies
Popular Culture, Literature, Film

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
USIU Library Conference Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars
The African Studies Review (ASR) convenes Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars (PEASS) Workshops, in collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA http://www.as-aa.org), to stimulate, solicit, and further develop high quality journal submissions from Africa-based scholars under the close mentorship of senior Africanists from the continent and beyond. In collaboration with the ASAA the ASR will sponsor a PEASS workshop at the United States International University-Africa, on October 23, 2019. Emerging scholars will have an opportunity to work closely with senior scholars to re-work a pre-circulated draft article. The broader goals of PEASS are: 1. To increase submissions from emerging Africa-based scholars to top-rated journals, especially ASR; 2. To improve the quality of submissions from emerging Africa-based scholars; 3. To increase the R&R (revise and resubmission) rate from emerging Africa-based scholars; 4. To improve access to the ASR for emerging Africa-based scholars; and, 5. To increase participation of emerging Africa-based scholars in review process.

Moderator
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona
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Kathryn Salucka

Managing Editor, African Studies Review

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
KSMS Conference Centre

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: Educational and Academic Leadership: Rethinking Responsibilities and Challenges for Department Chairs in Africana/African Studies
The department chair’s role in most institutions of higher learning is largely working with faculty, students and deans. The chairperson has to be a kind of a faculty and supervisor who brings out the best in the people they supervise, being a linchpin between the faculty and the deans and making sure students in the department are meeting the learning outcomes of the program. Yet, the department chair in Africana/African Studies has other sociopolitical roles and challenges in addition to the ones mentioned above because of the nature of the discipline and components of African/American life and the African/American experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn the best practices for becoming an effective department chair especially for an Africana/African Studies department. The specific role responsibilities and challenges for this workshop would include: 1. Effective Leadership Styles and Skills 2. Curriculum Development 3. Strategies for Writing Department Self-Study and Program Evaluation 4. Balancing Caregiving and Chairing 5. Dealing with Difficult Faculty and Civility 6. Sociopolitical roles and challenges

Moderator
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Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop: The Africa America Institute Alidou African Women in Leadership
The Africa-America Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Dr. Ousseina and Ambassador Dr. Hassana Alidou African Women in Leadership Program for female graduate students (MA/PhD) and young professionals (1-5 years postgraduation) based on the continent of Africa. This first inaugural mentoring workshop will focus on issues confronting young women professionals and graduate students. Tentative topics to be covered include but are not limited to; building a sustainable professional network; conducting research and publishing your work, networking and job placements, striking a balance between the personal and the professional; grant writing and funding opportunities, dealing with sexual harassment and many more. Successful applicants will be matched with women scholars and industry leaders to develop a lasting mentorship relationship. Successful applicants who go on to produce a piece of scholarly work or complete a series of co-mentoring tasks will be awarded a certificate of completion and inducted into the AAI -Alidou Women in Leadership Network. The workshop aims to provide targeted mentoring opportunities for graduate students (MA/Ph.D.) and early career professionals (1-5years post-graduation) located on the continent of Africa.

Moderator
Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

9:00am

Registration desk open
Registration desk to pick up badging, meal vouchers will be in front of the USIU-A Auditorium. Please note that you must register in advance online (here) so that the security guards at the USIU entrance have your name to allow you entry to the venue.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - Saturday October 26, 2019 2:00pm
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Thursday, October 24
 

8:30am

Opening Performance
Utamaduni Dancers
USIU-Africa Choir

Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
USIU Auditorium

9:00am

Opening Ceremony
Welcome and Recognition of Key Invited Guests by Prof Martin Njoroge (Dean SHSS-USIU-A) and Prof Amos Njuguna (Dean, Research and Graduate Studies-USIU-A)

Introduction of Professor Zeleza by Prof Amb. Ruthie Rono, DVC-Academic Affairs, USIU

Welcome Statement on behalf of Host: Professor Zeleza, USIU-A

Welcome Statement on behalf of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA):
Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, President, ASAA

Solidarity Remarks by:
Kenyan Commission for University Education, CODESRIA, Ambassadors and Excellencies from African embassies, ASA (USA), ASA (UK), ASA (NY), ASA (Canada)

ASAA 3rd Biennial Conference Official Opening Address - Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Prof. Wangari Mwai, Associate DVC - Academic Affairs, USIU

Address by ASAA 3rd Biennial Conference Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker:
"Centring African knowledges and the challenges of context, history and plurality"
Professor James Ogude, University of Pretoria

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Gratitude: Dr. Njoki Wamai, LOC Chair, USIU Assistant Professor

Moderator: Dr. Mshai Mwangola, African Leadership Centre, Adjunct Faculty Member

Moderator
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Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA

Presenters
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Lahra Smith

Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana
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Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Vice-Chancellor, USIU
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Ini Dele-Adedeji

SOAS University of London
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Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge
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Wangari Mwai

Associate DVC Student Affairs, USIU-A
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Godwin Murunga

Executive Secretary, CODESRIA
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University
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Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York
MN

Mwenda Ntarangwi

Commission Secretary and CEO, Kenya Commission for University Education
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James Ogude

Research Fellow and Director, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria
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Amos Njuguna

Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, USIU
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Amb. Ruthie Rono

DVC-Academic Affairs, USIU
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Belinda Dodson

Western University


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
USIU Auditorium

11:00am

Group Photo
Please join us for a full conference photo in front of the USIU library.

Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
In Front of USIU Library

11:00am

Refreshments
Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:15pm

Lunch
Thursday October 24, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tents outside of USIU Auditorium

1:15pm

Mkutano: PhD Life in Africa
Facilitated by Titilope Ajayi (University of Ghana) and Amina Djoulde (University of Ngaoundéré), this is an informal gathering for PhD students at African universities to network and socialise. It is hosted by "Doing A PhD in Africa" (http://www.doingaphdinafrica.org/), a platform created to raise the profile of doctoral scholarship on the continent. Light refreshments will be served.


Moderator
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Titilope Ajayi

University of Ghana & Founder, Doing A PhD in Africa
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Amina Djoulde

University of Ngaoundéré

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

African Women at Work
Presenters:
  • Undisciplined mining femininities: the swirls in gender performances of underground women mineworkers (Benya Asanda-Jonas)
  • Good mothers: relational personhood and women’s economic choices in matrilineal Offinso (Jovia Salifu)
  • Virtuous life and enjoyable life : an overview of the well-being of Zimbabwean migrant women hairdressers in South Africa (John Mhandu)
  • Sex Work In Ghanaian Urban Centre (Grace Opare)
  • Digital Organising and Gendered Perspectives: Health Sector Strike Kenya 2017 (Wangari Kibanya)

Moderator
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Kopano Ratele

University of South Africa / South African Medical Research Council

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Territory, Knowledge, and Power: African Indigenous Knowledge and Land as the Centerpiece of Knowledge Production in Africa
Presenters:
  • ‘Community Conservation’ In Kenya: The Silent Scramble for Africa and Challenges of ‘Microcolonialism’ (Mordecai Ogada)
  • Saving Africa from Africans: Resisting colonial models of conservation around Kenya’s Nyandarwa Forest (Kendi Borona)
  • Acoli Indigenous Knowledge and Land Rights After War and Displacement: Responsive and Allied Methods for Engagement and Relationship in Northern Uganda (Lara Rosenoff Gauvin)
  • Is It a Language or Communication Deficit That Resulted in The Forceful Relocation of the CKGR San: The Case Of The San of CKGR And Botswana Government (Job Morris and Orelebile Kebeilwe)
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Local Food Systems and Agricultural Investments in Ghana; the case of the Fievie Rice Project (Gifty Dzorka)

Moderator
Presenters
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Gifty Dzorka

Student, University of Manitoba
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Lara Rosenoff Gauvin

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Challenging Hegemony in Global Media Flow
Presenters:
  • Global Inter-media Hegemony: A Discourse of Media Flow and Counter Flow in the Era of New Media (Emmanuel Ezimako Nzeaka)
  • Contested Boundaries: A Critical Appraisal of African Media Studies Research (Tokunbo Ojo)
  • Technique in Reconstruction of youth identity in Kenyan film (Barasa Denis Waswa)
  • Colonial imaginations of Africa in the age of globalization: Global audience interpretations of the Pepsi Oh Africa 2010 World Cup commercial (Shepherd Mpofu)
  • Tracing the discursive construction of an editorial genre in Runyankore-Rukiga (Levis Mugumya)

Moderator
KR

Koki Robi

USIU-Africa

Presenters
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Tokunbo Ojo

York University
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Shepherd Mpofu

SNR LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO
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Levis Mugumya

Makerere University


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Dean of Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

The politics of knowledge production: the complexities of researching sensitive sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa.
Presenters:
  • Personal values, tensions and dilemmas in researching homosexuality and sex work in Kenya: Experiences of a native ethnographer (Emmy Kageha Igonya)
  • Dealing with abortion: ethical challenges and moral dilemmas in Burkina Faso (Ramatou Ouedraogo)
  • Challenges in Researching on Abortions in Africa (Kenneth Juma)
  • Boniface Ushie
  • Ethical issues and moral obligations: Conducting sexual and reproductive health research with very young adolescents (Beatrice Maina)
  • A call for a child-centric approach to child sexual violence research (Titi Neziswa)

Moderator
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Emmy Kageha Igonya

African Population and Health Research Center

Presenters
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Kenneth Juma

African Population and Health Research Center
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Beatrice Maina

African Population and Health Research Center


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Graduates, Knowledge Production and Skills Acquistion
Presenters:
  • A Decade of Mass Communication Research of Graduate Students in an African University: A Systemic Boundary of Theoretical Concentrations and Dispersions (Andy Ofori-Birikorang)
  • Are Postgraduates More Productive Than Undergraduates In Uganda? (Kakooza Victoria, Robert Wamalab, James Wokadalac & Thomas Bwired)
  • Influence of E-Learning on Students Performance in Higher Learning Institutions: A Case of United States International University-Africa (Caren Akomo Ouma)
  • Recontextualisation Of Alphabetical Imagery For Early Learners: A Case Study Of Learning Activities Of Dalori Idp Camp Borno State, Nigeria (Haruna Naomi Andrew)


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Mwalimu Nyerere’s Ideas and the Production of Relevant Knowledge for Africa
Presenters:
  • The Religious Nyerere: Exploring the Ambivalent Relationship between the State and Religion during Nyerere Administration in Tanzania (Aikande Kwayu)
  • Mwalimu Nyerere as a Theorist and Practitioner of National Culture (Jacqueline Mgumia)
  • Nyerere’s Early Thoughts on Africanization and Socialization of Business Education (Chambi Chachage)
  • Mwalimu Nyerere’s Ideas on Education and Pan-Africanist Knowledge Production (Faraja Kristomus Lugome)

Moderator
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Nicodemus Minde

PhD Candidate, USIU - Africa

Presenters
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Chambi Chachage

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
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Faraja Kristomus Lugome

University of Dar es Salaam
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Jacqueline Mgumia

University of Dar es Salaam


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

African Languages I
Presenters:
  • Accessing African knowledge through translation: Practices from translating African proverbs from Runyankore –Rukiga into French (Tumwine Agatha)
  • The Single Most Translated Short Story in the History of African Writing: Ngũgi wa Thiong’o and the Jalada Writers Collective (Moses Kilolo)
  • Potential and Limitations of the Growth Poles for the Ethnic Community Languages of Kenya (Angelina Kioko)


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Women's Writing and Feminist Perspectives in Literature
Presenters:
  • Deconstructing the myth of the silent African woman (Wangari Mwai)
  • The influence of decolonisation and globalization on cultural and literary production of women in 1960s in East Africa (Anna Adima)
  • Mothering in the “ Decolonial moment” Exploring Narratives of Mothering... (Ajibade Babson)
  • ‘Daughters of Africa’: From Nadine Gordimer to Kimberle Crenshaw and beyond (Kevin Wanyonyi)
  • Ordering the Other: A Feminist Interrogation of Carole Boyce Davies’ Maidens, Mistresses and Matrons: Feminine Images in Selected Soyinka’s Work (Olalere Kunle Oluwafemi)

Moderator
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Wangari Mwai

Associate DVC Student Affairs, USIU-A

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Arab-African Encounters: Historical and Contemporary Knowledge Impacts
Presenters:
  • Afrabia and The Cultural Interactions Between Africa and The Arabs (Hamdy Hassan)
  • Area Studies in Egypt: Goals and Reality (Mohamed Ashour)
  • Contextualizing East African History: An Alternative to the Area Studies Model (Ahmed Salem)
  • Knowledge Sharing and Institutional Learning in the Extractive Industry: Comparing Local Content Policies in the UAE and Ghana (Joshua Zaato and Shafic Suleman)

Moderator
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Hamdy Hassan

Professor, Zayed university

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Theatre in Africa as a site for the negotiation and renegotiation of Knowledge(s)
Presenters:
  • The Place of Mgofu Politics: Peace, War and Language in Francis Imbuga's The Return of Mgofu (Wafula Yenjela)
  • Performing Nairobi (Lydia Muthuma)
  • Adult's knowledge in Children's Performances: the case of Bukusu Children Play Songs (Solomon Waliaula)
  • Francis Imbuga as Philosopher through Stage Movement and 'Oral art Play' (Fredrick Mbogo)
  • The concept of Knowledge in Contemporary Theatrical Performances in Kenya (Cosmas Bii)
  • Esther Kamba, Freelance Stage Director, Nairobi

Moderator
Presenters
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Solomon Waliaula

Maasai Mara University
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Wafula Yenjela

SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

1:45pm

Africa and Religion, Religion in Africa I
Presenters:
  • Modernity and the Production of (AyꜪne)Witchcraft Among the Nzema's: Contesting the Other (Genevieve Nrenzah)
  • Prophesy Versus Philosophy: Nigeria’s Research Community and Mutual Connivance between Nominal Religiousity and Intellectual Indolence (Omilusi Mike Opeyemi)
  • "Gang up on Enemies": Discourse Patterns and Contexts in Christian Liturgical Prayers in Nigeria (Olajimbiti Ezekiel Opeyemi)
  • Telling it the Ancestral Way; Indigenous Religions and Philosophy behind Present-day African Communication (Wefwafwa Job Allan)
  • Towards a conceptual framework for Christian virtue and cyberjournalism ethics (Julius Ombui Bosire)

Moderator
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Cecelia Lynch

University of California, Irvine

Presenters
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Genevieve Nrenzah

Research Fellow, University of Ghana
Genevieve Nrenzah (PhD) is an African/Afro Diaspora indigenous religion(s) expert. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Religion and Philosophy Section of the Institute of African Studies. Her research and teaching interest are : Africa’s diverse indigenous religious beliefs... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU DVC Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

African Resistance: Past, Present and Future
Presenters:
  • Power, Justice and Self-Determination: A Revolutionary Pan-Africanist Approach to Reparations and Land Reclamation in Africa (Shukura Sobukwe)
  • Colonialism And The Creation Of An Ideology Of Extraversion In Africa (David Muinga)
  • Protection, Patronage or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)Uganda’s struggle for Independence (Makubuya Apollo)
  • Femicide in Camps d’Otages: What the French colonial administration committed in Africa is unique in history (Francois Ndengwe)


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Popular Culture Convergences in Africa
Presenters:
  • Zimbabwean popular cultural expressions of alternative sexual identities: towards the merging of the online and the offline (Pauline Mateveke)
  • Creativity and Political Expression: Artistic Representation and deployment in Social Protests in Kenya (Charles Kebaya)
  • Vera Chirwa’s A Fearless Fighter as a Remediated Account of Malawi’s Social Histories (Marciana Nafula Were)
  • Practicing Africa as Concept and Method: The Vimbai Gukwe Chivaura and Zvavanhu Archive (Rosemary Chikafa)
  • Satire on the streets (Philomina Odi Mintah)

Moderator
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Carli Coetzee

Editor, Journal of African Cultural Studies
Popular Culture, Literature, Film

Presenters
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Pauline Mateveke

Central University, Ghana
ABSTRACTSatire on the streetsThis study investigates inscriptions in front and at the back of Taxi and Trotro (a mini-van for commercial purpose) in Ghana. The aim is to explore how these inscriptions are expressions of the general sentiments and conditions of the masses about the... Read More →
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Charles Kebaya

Machakos University
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Marciana Nafula Were

Tom Mboya UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
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Philomina Odi Mintah

Central University


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Decolonising Science and Scholarly Knowledge
Presenters:
  • On Producing Psychological Knowledge in and of Uganda in a Time of Metacolonialism: Issues and Prospects (Kikooma Julius Fred)
  • The globalization of environmental social research in Ivory Coast universities: Case of Korhogo University in the light of the paradigm of the ‘Great sharing’ convened by Claude Abe (Kabran Aristide Djane & Peleforo Gon Coulibaly)
  • Open Access Publishing and Knowledge Production In Sub-saharan Africa: Opportunities And Challenges (Ezra Ondari Okemwa)
  • Researching the Humanities in the Shadow of Humanitarianism: Unlearning 'Research' in South Sudan (Anthony Ochan, Loes Lijnders, Rebecca Lorins)


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Auditorium

1:45pm

Reflecting and learning from practices of sciences in East Africa
Presenters:
  • “Data for Development”: Querying the role of Open Data in Kenya’s National Development (Linet Juma)
  • Research Relations in Nairobi, Kenya: Care of Sites and Sources (Angela Okune)
  • Open Access policy development in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (Anne Salim)
  • Supporting Women in Science in East African (Rachel Strohm, Rose Mutiso, Elaine Mungai, and Ashley Muthaka)
  • Rats, Science, and Development in Tanzania (1970 to 2019) (Jia Hui Lee)

Moderator
Presenters
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Angela Okune

University of California, Irvine
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Jia Hui Lee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Anne Salim

Anne W. Salim
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Elaine Mungai

Mawazo Institute


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:45pm

Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa and the African Diaspora
Presenters:
  • Regional Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: A Comparative Analyses of Successes and Failures in the Sudan/South Sudan, Libya and Mozambique (Nurudeen Akinyemi)
  • The Power of the Spoken Word: Peace, Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Swahili Language (Mwanakombo Mohamed Noordin)
  • Intergenerational Conflict in the African Diaspora: Disciplinary Narratives from Parents and Children in the United States (Banti Zehyoue)
  • Liberation, Pragmatism, and the Ujamaa Model: The Sixth Pan African Congress (Ryan Ronnenberg)
  • Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: The State of Knowledge and Practice (Akanmu G. Adebayo)

Moderator
AA

Akanmu Adebayo

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:00pm

Break
Thursday October 24, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Elections and Electoral Politics in Africa
Presenters:
  • Elections, Electoral politics and Transformation in Africa: reflections on recent developments (Kafui Tsekpo)
  • Democracy and elections: false democracy in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi (Moses Onyango)
  • ‘Of Canaan bound Nasarites and Remaining Egyptians’: Popular Politics and Campaign Discourses in the 2017 Kenyan Elections (Njoki Wamai)
  • The Politics of Ethnic Identity in Ghanaian Politics: A Discourse on Reflexivity (Clement Sefa-Nyarko)
  • Elections and Power Perpetuation in Cameroon (Albert Poliquen Mbiatem)

Moderator
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Life, Loss and Extractives in Africa I
Presenters:
  • Fuel Subsidy in South Sudan: Was it Helpful? (Mayai Augustino)
  • Managing stakeholder relationships: China mining in Africa (Chodokufa Kudakwashe)
  • Africa and disruptive technologies. Analysing regulatory challenges in selected sectors (Chiguware Tendai)
  • Neoslavery: The real nature of post-independence Africa (Ndengwe Francois)
  • Unions and the rhetoric of the nationalization of mines in South Africa: a mine worker's perspective (Maseko Robert)


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Digital Media
Presenters:
  • Innocent, Fearless and Free? Feminist Representations in African Digital Literature (Hammond Dorothy Lovia)
  • Feminist And Identity Construction On Blogs: A Study Of Selected Top Blogs In Africa (Abena Abokoma Asemanyi)
  • African digitalization: Creating or closing the great divide? (Patrick Mbataru)
  • Whatsapp And The Citizenship Capabilities Of Women In Western Kenya: An Intersectional Feminism Approach (Anna Colom)

Moderator
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Titilope Ajayi

University of Ghana & Founder, Doing A PhD in Africa

Presenters
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Patrick Mbataru

kenyatta university
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Anna Colom

PhD student, The Open University (UK)
I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at The Open University. My research applies a feminist intersectional approach to exploring how mobile technologies, in particular access and use of WhatsApp, mediates the citizenship capabilities of young... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Dean of Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Public Health I
Presenters:
  • Death, Burial and Public Health in Colonial Ghana from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century (Amoako-Gympah and Akwasi Kwarteng)
  • Towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the SADC Region: People's Willingness to Pay to Fund Public Healthcare (Bwalya Jack Chola)
  • Emerging Trends in Psychology: Looking Back, Thinking Forward (Joyce Ngugi)
  • Rich People’s illness: Counting the economic burden of breast and cervical cancers in Ghana (Patience Gyamenah Okyere Asante)


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Student Movements in Higher Education
Presenters:
  • Disruption: Reading the South African Student Protest Movements and Knowledge Production in the University of the 21st Century (Serah Kasembeli)
  • The Kraal within the #Fallist Movement (Ntakuseni Razwiedani)
  • When Constitutional Demands Outweighed Our Welfare: University Student Struggles and the Reform Wave in the 1990s (Mwongela Kamencu)
  • Daystar University to #FeesMustFall: Organizing under white supremacy, our struggles are all connected (Karwitha Karimi)
  • At Auto Ethnography: Lived Experiences of the Struggle in Student Organizing (Kedolwa Waziri)

Moderator
WN

Wandia Njoya

Daystar University

Presenters
MK

Mwongela Kamencu

Meru Youth Arts Programme
KK

Karwitha Karimi

Undergraduate Student, Daystar University
Student Organizer and Writer, interested in feminist organizing and theory, indigenous knowledge and cosmologies, and student movements.Looking to apply to graduate school programs.
KW

Kedolwa Waziri

Student, Daystar University
Writer, Dancer, Organizer and undergraduate student of literature.Interests : Identity and statelessness, black feminist politics, indigenous knowledge and justice, dance, and literature.Looking to apply to graduate schools next year.
SK

Serah Kasembeli

Founder, Director, Dr Kasembeli Research Centre
Support on Research work and Publishing, Phd Work I African Universities


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Africa’s Historiographies and Africa’s Intellectual Histories I
Presenters:
  • Legbeism: Non-Political Nationalism, Cosmology, and Inductive Theoretical Development in Nigerian Women’s Intellectual History (Martin Maria)
  • Signs and Symbols of Thought: A study of the Akan Adinkra (Sumana Abibah Adwoa Tutuwah)
  • Freedom as Individual and Collective Responsibility in Two African Philosophical Traditions (Ẹniọlá Ànúolúwapọ́ Ṣóyẹmí)
  • Understanding Indigenous Socio Political Values of the Oromo Gadaa System (Jiregna Assefa Deressa)


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU DVC Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Indigenous African Languages and Culture
Presenters:
  • Indigenous African Literature and Sustainable Development (Mnena Abuku)
  • Language as Cultural Archives (Olympus Flex)
  • Preserving Indigenous Culture (Jacob Ubwa)
  • Remedy to Cultural Awareness (Maureen Igun)
  • Indigenous Languages: The Pathway to Sustainable Development in Kenya (Quin E. Awuor and C.N. Anudo)

Moderator
Presenters
MA

Mnena Abuku

Benue State University/CIPIT- Strathmore
OE

Olympus Ejue

University of Abuja, Nigeria


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Indigenising African Literature
Presenters:
  • Indigenising the Dramatic Form: Proverbial Formula and Meaning Proliferation in Ola Rotimi’s Ovonranmwen Nogbaisi (Ignatius Chukwumah)
  • Unhu without Unhu: Mapping African Cultural Determination in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions Novels (Nwabara Olaocha Nwadiuto)
  • An Investigation into the Eventual Extinction of the Circumcision songs, the "Isukuti" dance and "Khuswala Kumse" Among the Luhya of Western Kenya (Oriko Rose)
  • From deconstruction to the decolonizing the mind theory: Reading oppression in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not Child (William Barata Munguiko)

Moderator
WM

Wangari Mwai

Associate DVC Student Affairs, USIU-A

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Questioning Resilience
Presenters:
  • Neoliberal Governance: South Africa and the State Corporation Eskom (Faeeza Ballim)
  • Exploitative Infrastructures in Luanda (Claudia Gastrow)
  • In the event of a fracture (Dorothee Kreutzfelt)
  • Tensions of Resilience in Kinshasa (Ruth Sacks)

Moderator
Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Citizenship, the Nation and Belonging in East Africa
Presenters:
  • Curriculum review and the politics of teaching history for national integration in Kenyan Universities (Peter Wafula Wekesa and Enock Mogire Nyakundi)
  • Meaningful Citizenship in the Kenyan Context: Teachers as Agents of Change (Lahra Smith)
  • Local governance and community participation in Implementation of Social Protection Schemes in rural Ethiopia (Yerosan Mesfin Tefera)
  • Beyond the Monolingual National Vision: Multilingualism as a Marker of Belonging in Kenya and Tanzania (Andrew Marshall)
  • Regional and National Efforts to Promote Access to Nationality and Citizenship in East Africa (Allehone Abebe)

Moderator
PK

Pius Kakai Wanyonyi

Kenyatta University

Presenters
LS

Lahra Smith

Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University
AM

Andrew Marshall

Georgetown University


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

African Aesthetics, Resistances and Visual Knowledge Making
Presenters:
  • Ad Fontes : Steve Biko , Sédar Senghor , and Taha Hussein’s Political Aesthetics of Africanity (Magdy Abdelmonem Ahmed Ramy)
  • Glamorisation of slavery artefacts to fashion in an unperturbed society (Essel Osuanyi Quaicoo)
  • Fashion journalism (re)presentation on apprenticeship-trained fashion designers of Ghana in the 1950s (Emmanuel Kodwo Amissah and Osuanyi Quaicoo Essel)
  • Between the Swahili Coast and India: Cross-Cultural Artistic Dynamics in the Premodern Indian Ocean World (Schulz Vera-Simone)
  • Nourishing Mind and Spirit Using Art as Therapy (Nyawira Kuria)

Moderator
MM

Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

3:15pm

Rethinking Humanitarian Narratives: Religion, Gender and Health
Presenters:
  • “Supporting a husband is not easy”. Contestations and Negotiations in Marriage: The case of three Clergy-wives (Abena Kyere)
  • Humanitarian Assistance and African Stories (Edwin Asa Adjei)
  • “Religion, Governance and the Environment: Rethinking religious assets for Environmental Sustainability” (Raymond Kumalo)
  • Sexual Surveillance and Student Sexual Agency: Catholic Moral Teaching and HIV Prevention in a Higher Education Context (Albert Billy Bangirana)
  • Women’s Bodies under Humanitarian Governance: Between the Secular and the Religious (Cilas Kemedjio)

Moderator
Presenters
AK

Abena Kyere

University of Ghana
EA

Edwin Asa Adjei

University of Ghana
AB

Albert Billy Bangirana

University of KwaZulu-Natal
CK

Cilas Kemedjio

University of Rochester


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Auditorium

3:15pm

Decolonial Research Methodologies
Presenters:
  • Floating histories. Deconstruction of a tropical pictorialism (Maica Gugolati)
  • Panty Robbery in Nigeria: Security and the Limits of Western Epistemologies (David Stephen)
  • The Informal Economy as a Repository of African Indigenous Knowledges: Insights from Zimbabwe. (Magidi Martin)
  • Hadza: A century of research (Harvey Andrew)

Moderator
EN

Edwina Nikoi

Editor, Contemporary Journal of African Studies (Legon), Institute of African Studies, Legon, Ghana

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Labor, Technology and Capital
Presenters:
  • Does Gender influence Entrepreneurship: evidence from Cameroon Firms? (Stephanie Fosso Mambe)
  • Empowering Women in Natural Resource Based Enterprises or ‘keeping them busy’: A Case of the Sengwe Vamanani Craft Centre (SEVACA), Zimbabwe (Manasa Sibanda)
  • On solvability: digital creativity and the sociality of techno-capitalism in Kinshasa (Katrien Pype)
  • Postcolonial (Electoral) Technologies? On the complex nationalities of machines and their representation in the global market (Cecelia Passanti)
  • Promoting the African Union Convention on Cyberspace security and protection of personal data (The Malabo Convention of the African Union) (Ajuna Dianah Byaruhanga)

Moderator
KP

Katrien Pype

KU Leuven University

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Conflict Prevention, Transformation, Resolution and Peacebuilding in Africa
Presenters:
  • Publicizing Peace Intervention and Yoruba Indigeneity in Television-Driven Peacemaking in South-West Nigeria (Bello Temitope Yetunde)
  • The Bottleneck of Citizens’ Participations in African Democracies: Issues from Politics of Peace Dialogue in Tanzania (Kabamanya Eliud)
  • “How should donor military assistance to Somali entities be adjusted in view of the current situation in the country?” (Colin Robinson)
  • A reflection of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework from the Lenses of the Critical and Emancipatory Peacebuilding School of thought (Mathias Awonnatey)

Moderator
Presenters
IO

Isabella Osiemo

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-AFRICA
CR

Colin Robinson

Sahan Research


Thursday October 24, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:30pm

China-Africa Relations
Presenters:
  • The Effect of the US-China Power Contest in Africa (David Lomoywara, Enock Magack & Chege Lewis Kiarie)
  • One Belt One Road: Should Nigeria Sieve the Chinese Benevolence or Accept it as a free lunch (Quadri Lukman Adewale)
  • Understanding Kenyan Agency in the Acquisition and Utilization of Chinese Development Finance in Transport Infrastructure, 2003-2017 (Otele Oscar)
  • Are Chinese health workers filling-in the healthcare gap created by the emigration of Zambian healthcare professionals? (Bwalya Jack Chola)
  • China’s Growing Military Peacekeeping Presence in Africa: What benefit(s) (if any) for Continental Security? (Daniel Nkosinathi Mlambo)
  • Changes in Knowledge Production Mode of China-and-Africa: the Past Decade and the Future (Beibei Yang)

Moderator
Presenters
DN

Daniel Nkosinathi Mlambo

University of Zululand
Daniel N. Mlambo is a New Academics Programme (nGAP) at Tshwane University of Technology under the Department of Public Management . He is also a PhD candidate (Public Administration) at the University of Zululand
BY

Beibei Yang

Shandong University


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Sexuality and school: friends or foes in Uganda, Kenya and Ghana
Presenters:
  • Vying for influence: the national government, religious leaders, and feminist mobilization around sex education and gender change in post-conflict northern Uganda (Nancy Rydberg)
  • A feminist reading of Ghana’s new Comprehensive Sexuality Education curricula (Regina Fuller)
  • Decolonizing Sexuality Education in Africa (Joan Wanjira Njagi)
  • (Re)conceptualizing sexuality education in contemporary Kenya (Cynthia Simekha)

Moderator
Presenters
NR

Nancy Rydberg

University of Wisconsin-Madison
RF

Regina Fuller

Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Education, Youth sexuality, Gender, and Ghana


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Towards Contextual Conservation and Sustainability
Presenters:
  • Context-sustainability through conservation infrastructure in Africa (Narh Peter)
  • Water in Samburu Nar*ratings of Endangerment: A Transcultural Approach to Conservation (Wachira James)
  • Protection of Community Land Rights In Kenya: Too Much Ado About Nothing? (Odote Collins)
  • T’ Oluwa Ni Ilę Ati Ękunrę: Ilę-orisa ‘sacred Land’ Governance In Africa: The Nigerian Experience (Seun Bamidele)
  • Relationship Between Resource Management Strategies and Efficacy of Devolved Governance System: A Case of Kajiado County, Kenya (Veronicah Kaluyu)
  • Mega-development projects and land use transformation in Kenya: The implications of LAPSSET project to the local communities in Isiolo County (Evelyne Atieno Owino)


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Night life in African cities: unexpected cultures of belonging
Presenters:
  • The Two Sides of Nairobi Nightlife – Leisure Activities as Inclusive and Exclusive Experiences (Hanna Lena Reich)
  • “A Day at Night” (Ethnographic Film) (André Chappatte)
  • Immortalising the Nairobi Night (Msingi Sasis)

Moderator
Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

African Health Systems, Medicine and Well-being
Presenters:
  • Endangered African Medicinal Plants: Rescuing Prosopis Africana (Momoh Rashidat, Ejura)
  • Tish – Smoke bath: Traditional Women’s knowledge on Application of Wild Plants for Therapeutic & Beautifying Purposes (Teclehaimanot Senait Bahta)
  • Peacebuilding through health work: Opportunities and challenges for women community health workers in Kenya (Roseanne Njiru)
  • Indigenous Knowledge System, Cultural Mythologies, Social Change And The Practice Of An African Healing System Among The Nupe Of Nigeria (Kolo, V.I.)
  • The Interplay Of Institutional Exigencies Between The Traditional Sociocultural Belief System On Illness And Conventional Medicine In The Gusii Medical Consultation: A Pragma-dialectical Examination Of Medical Dispute Resolution (Basweti Nobert Ombati)


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Digital Technologies in Higher Education
Presenters:
  • Digital Technology and the transformation of historical scholarship in Nigerian Universities in the 21st Century (Adesote Adesola Samson)
  • The Teaching of Languages for Specific Purposes in Morocco: Towards Innovative Practices (Belhassani Hanae)
  • The Role of Instagram on Academic Performance of Kenyan University students: A Case of United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) (David Lomoywara and Kevin Mudavadi)
  • Monitoring Learner Interaction with Multimedia Content Using Natural Language Processing (Peter Mburu Ngige)
  • Social Media and Implementation of Marketing Strategies in Kenyan Universities (Charity Muraguri)

Moderator
MN

Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Scholarly Academic Review and Decision Making
Presenters:
  • Effectiveness of Decision-Making Approaches by Academic Unit Managers on Academics’ Performance (Wilberforce Okongo)
  • The Effect of Autocratic Decision-Making by on Work Performance of Ugandan Academics (Onen David)
  • Promoting Democratic Decision Making for Academics’ Work Performance in Ugandan Public Universities (Jude Ssempebwa)
  • Wilson Okaka

Moderator
WO

Wilberforce Okongo

Kyambogo University

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Writings in the Time of Decolonisation: Intellectual Histories of the Endogenous Fall
Presenters:
  • How did Sarah Saartjie Baartman arrive at Camissa? A queer h’story of ethics concerning the name-giving of a building at the University of Cape Town (Mx Kershan Pancham)
  • Dis-memberment and re-memberment of knowledges for the decolonial student archive (Mx Duduzile Ndlovu)

Moderator
YB

Yolande Bouka

Queen’s University

Presenters
KP

Kershan Pancham

University of Cape Town
DN

Duduzile Ndlovu

University of Cape Town


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Dean of Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Africa’s Historiographies and Africa’s Intellectual Histories II
Presenters:
  • The Fool's Errands of African Philosophy (Morakinyo Olusegun)
  • Thinking about women and gender in education: Tanzanian epistemologies between local and global trends (Wenzek Florence Claire)
  • Jacinto Ventura de Molina: revisiting the life and the struggle of an african descent scholar in Rio de la Plata (South America) in the XVIII th and XIX th century (Jacques Bertrand Mengue Moli)
  • Undocumented And Uncelebrated Women's Roles During Colonial Wars And Liberation Struggles: Allowing Women's History To Be Told By Women: Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana (1862-1898) (Gysman Nomkhitha Rec)
  • Black Internationalism in Stereo, on Fire and in Threads (Dawne Curry)

Moderator
WW

Wangui wa Goro

IKM Researcher and Convenor of Sidensi Dialogues

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Auditorium

4:45pm

Publish that Article!
This plenary is an informational session for scholars seeking to publish their work, part one of a three-part sequence. Editors of leading African studies journals will make brief formal presentations on scholarship, substance, and writing guidelines as well as address the target audience for the “ideal” manuscript submission to their journal, how the review process works, what a successful submission looks like and other guidelines for potential authors. An open, informal question and answer period follows, time permitting.

This session is sponsored by: African Studies Review

Journals represented: 
Africa
African Affairs
African Studies
African Studies Review
Cahiers d'études africaines
Canadian Journal of African Studies
Review of African Political Economy
Journal of African Cultural Studies
Social Dynamics

Presenters
avatar for Benjamin Lawrance

Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona

Sponsors

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

African Languages II
Presenters:
  • Names and naming in Gorwaa (Harvey Andrew)
  • Decoding Western Domination of Africa via a Critique of Discursive Formations that Maintain Western Hegemony (Ngure wa Mwachofi)
  • The use of isiNdebele for service delivery in Nkangala District Municipality, South Africa (Phumlani Nkosi)
  • Assessing the use of isiZulu in banking services in Durban, South Africa (Lungisani Khumalo)
  • A Semiotic Discourse Analysis of Kebir Moo: The Tugen Indigenous Knowledge System of Prediction (Wilberforce Kutol)

Moderator
Presenters
AH

Andrew Harvey

University of Leiden
PN

Phumlani Nkosi

Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria
LK

Lungisani Khumalo

Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

African Literature : The African Novel
Presenters:
  • Problems of Kenyan Youth in the Dilogy of Florence Mbaya (Rinkanya, Alina)
  • The Old, the New, and Re-inventing the African Self in Selected Writings of Ben Okri (Kayode Omoniyi)
  • Narrating Negotiations of Social Power in Familial Spaces: A Study of Contemporary Fiction from Africa (Joseph Ndiritu-Murage)
  • Depiction of the younger generation in Kenyan Swahili novel of the 21st century (Mikhail Gromov)
  • History and slavery in African fiction: Jean Divassa Nyama’s L'amère saveur de la liberté (2013) (Karen Ferreira-Meyers)


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

African Migration I
Presenters:
  • Everyday Border Crossings: New realities to the Eritrea-Ethiopian border (Okubaghergis Biyan Ghebreyesus)
  • The in-flow of Refugees in the Tanzanian Northern Western Border Regions: Contribution to illegal trafficking and arms importation (Emmanuel Marius)
  • Understanding The Cross-border Dynamics Of New Forms Of Violent Conflicts In Tanzania (Walwa William John)
  • Tozoluka: Transnational migration and the navigation of new subjectivities by Congolese car-guards in urban South Africa (Minga Mbweck Kongo)

Moderator
LS

Lahra Smith

Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University

Presenters

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU DVC Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

African Drama and Theatre I
Presenters:
  • Making Sense of the Teacher's 'Nonsense' in Wole Soyinka's Drama (Adeoti, Gbemisola)
  • Intentionality in Applied Theatre: Ubuntu Philosophy as Dramaturgical Theme in Ola-Kris’ “The Prince of Sovenga” and “Ghost Twerkers”. (Christopher Akinola Ogungbem)
  • Past, Present and Future of African Women in Visual Drama : The Nigerian (Yoruba) Experience (Adagbada Olufadekemi)
  • The Role Technology In Resurrecting Oral Narrative Sessions (Mwai Wangari)
  • Adapting Folklore for Uganda’s National Challenges: The Case of School Song Competitions in Uganda (Tibasiima Isaac)


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

4:45pm

On communal life and selfhood in mental health in a meta-colonizing world
Presenters:
  • Interrogating the mindset change question among Ugandan Youth: Towards a Socio-Cultural and Historical Perspective (Nakalawa Lynda)
  • Nurses' lived realities of workplace violence in public hospitals in Uganda: A farce or reality? (Mwase Patrick)
  • Toward Psychological Wellbeing of Adolescents in Kampala Slums Using Positive Psychological Interventions (Namugenyi Masitula)
  • Quality of Life of Mental Health Practitioners in Nigeria (Igbende Dorothy Aumbur)
  • Readiness for Community Reintegration: Investigating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria  (Gyang Tony Rwang)

Moderator
Presenters
avatar for Nakalawa Lynda

Nakalawa Lynda

Ass. Lecturer/PhD Fellow, Makerere University School Of Psychology, Kampala Uganda
I am a PhD student interested in "Mindsets in the context of Youth Empowerment". Talk to me about "Mind", "the Self" and "Youth Empowerment"; all from a "Social-Cultural and Historical Perspective".


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Sexual and gender based violence in protracted displacement: Social relations, survival strategies and response mechanisms in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda
Presenters:
  • Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) against Protracted Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Southwestern Uganda: Addressing gaps in knowledge and responses (Cleophas Karooma)
  • ‘UNHCR is a better husband’: Changing gender roles and family relations in Nakivale Refugee Settlement (Clementia Murembe Neema)
  • The ‘Silent Cries’ of Men: Convoluted SGBV Experiences of Men in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda (Eria Serwajja)
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence Intervention Mechanisms in Refugee Communities: A Case of Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Isingiro District in Uganda (Veronica Nakijoba)

Moderator
Presenters
CK

Cleophas Karooma

Mbarara University of Science and Technology
CM

Clementia Murembe Neema

Mbarara University of Science and Technology
ES

Eria Serwajja

Makerere University


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Chair: Akosa Wambalamba
 
  • Welcome remarks by Prof Njoroge, USIU Dean School of Humanities and Social Sciences and recognition of distinguished guests
  • Prof Amos Njuguna, Dean Graduate Research at USIU
  • Amb. Prof Ruthie Rono, USIU DVC Academic and Student Affairs Welcoming Remarks
  • Prof Akosua Adomako Ampofo, ASAA President
  • Excellency Dr. Batilda Salha Buriani, Ambassador, Tanzania High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing Remarks by Prof Wangari Mwai, DVC Student Affairs USIU - Africa

Performances by:
Joseph Njenga
Professor Mwachofi
2019 Miss India Kenya: Eesha Chetan Jodanputra

Moderator
AW

Akosa Wambalaba

USIU-Africa

Presenters
avatar for Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana
MN

Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge
WM

Wangari Mwai

Associate DVC Student Affairs, USIU-A
AN

Amos Njuguna

Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, USIU
AR

Amb. Ruthie Rono

DVC-Academic Affairs, USIU
BS

Batilda Salha Buriani

Ambassador, Tanzania High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya


Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tents outside of USIU Auditorium
 
Friday, October 25
 

8:30am

Performance
USIU Somali Community Performance

Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
USIU Auditorium

9:00am

Plenary Keynote Session: Publishing in Africa and African Studies: practices, challenges, futures
The East African region in which this ASAA conference is located has a proud history of autonomous literary, educational and academic publishing post-independence. However, challenges persist, particularly in the sphere of research publishing and dissemination, that reverberate across the continent. There are political considerations facing scholars seeking to publish research-based work from or on the regions as well as challenges connected to resources, economics, markets, language and governmental policies. Newly published research has demonstrated a collapse in academic infrastructure for publishing since the 1980s: traditional presses are arguably in decline, and university presses have been closed, including at some of the continent’s top universities. The more recent welcome uptick in high quality research output in several locations in the continent, e.g. Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, has not been matched by increased resources for academic publishing. There has consequently been an increase in self-publishing of academic work and/or publishing overseas. Academic research organisations and institutions, as well as collaborations and publishing cooperation within regions and internationally, have brought some successes, including dissemination of research and co-publishing. However, without the participation and investment in publishing and dissemination by the continent’s universities, funders of research (governments, donors and others) and policymakers (those evaluating research) a small number of active research organisations and institutions cannot alone effect the transformation necessary to define and support knowledge production and publishing for the future. The ASAA, as striving to be the leading continental academic association for the study of Africa, needs to be at the forefront of these debates.

Moderator
DF

Divine Fuh

Head of Publication and Dissemination, CODESRIA
SK

Stephanie Kitchen

Managing Editor, International African Institute, SOAS
KR

Koki Robi

USIU-Africa

Presenters
avatar for Akosua Adomako Ampofo

Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana
WB

Walter Bgoya

Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania
VK

Veronica Klipp

Wits University Press, South Africa
AM

Amina Mama

Editor of Feminist Africa, University of California, Davis
KN

Kimani Njogu

TWAWEZA COMMUNICATIONS


Friday October 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
USIU Auditorium

10:30am

Break
Friday October 25, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

African Agency in International Relations I
Presenters:
  • From Africa to the World: Mali and the UN Security Council Resolution S/RES/2220 (Sabastiano Rwengabo)
  • Africa’s Dialogue with the Global North: An Episode (Seifudein Adem)
  • Western fallacies in Africa: the Somali civil war and the UN intervention (1991-2000) - (Tortolini Alessia)
  • Is a theory of the 'African state' a possibility? (Oluwatosin Orimolade)
  • African agency and perspectives in international relations (Michael Kanyange Macharia)
  • African Sovereign Wealth Funds and Governance Strategies for the New, Emerging State Capitalism Advancing the Continent (Wilmot Allen)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Imagining African International Relations Differently: The Informal Turn
Presenters:
  • Informality and AIR: A Research Agenda (Thomas Tieku)
  • Black Internationalism as Erased IR: Locating Gender and Race in American Foreign Policy (W.R. Nadège Compaoré)
  • (Dis)Trust and African Collective Action: Exploring the Informal Dynamics of Trust and Their Implications for the African Union (Alice Musabende)
  • “If you want to mine you must first meet the custodians of the land”: Relations between Global Corporate Actors and Informal Authorities (Mohamed Sesay)

Moderator
YB

Yolande Bouka

Queen’s University

Presenters
TT

Thomas Tieku

Department of Political Science, King's, University of Western Ontario
Paper Topic: Informality and AIR: A Research AgendaPaper Abstract: This paper provides a conceptual framework and outlines a research agenda for studying informal dimensions of international relations in Africa. It argues that the concept of informality offers a useful framework for... Read More →
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W.R. Nadège Compaoré

University of Toronto
Paper Topic: Black Internationalism as Erased IR: Locating Gender and Race in American Foreign PolicyPaper Abstract: Pan-Africanism tends to be viewed as merely a political ideology that speaks to Black resistance and self-determination globally, with much of the literature on the... Read More →
AM

Alice Musabende

University of Cambridge
Paper Topic: (Dis)Trust and African Collective Action: Exploring the Informal Dynamics of Trust and Their Implications for the African UnionPaper Abstract:  The last 17 years have seen an increased debate and scholarship on the Africa Union. Many of the discussions have focused on... Read More →
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Mohamed Sesay

York University
Paper Topic: “If you want to mine you must first meet the custodians of the land”: Relations between Global Corporate Actors and Informal AuthoritiesPaper Abstract: The International Political Economy (IPE) literature on transnational corporations and foreign direct investment... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Power Narratives in Kenya’s 2017 Elections and Citizens’ Democratic Development Aspirations beyond the Polls
Presenters:
  • Congestion, Conflicts and Urban Politics: Understanding The 2017 Post-election Violence in Nairobi’s Informal Settlements (Eliud Biegon and Philip Kilonzo Ondere)
  • Interrogating the Concept of Democracy and Development in the context of electoral crisis in Kenya (Samuel Ebale)
  • Ethics, Morality and Kenya’s 2017 Electoral Politics (Anthony Opiyo Ogutu)
  • Cambridge Analytica, Disinformation and the Crisis of Kenya’s Electoral Democracy (Duncan Omanga)
  • Re-Evaluating International Observation of Kenya’s 2017 Elections (Robert McDonald)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Exploring African Masculinities
Presenters:
  • Incessant period pain: rape, body and Black masculinities in Period Pain and London Cape Town Joburg. (Dlamini Nonhlanhla)
  • Disciplining bodies: Patriarchy, unfeminine femininities and violent masculinities in Kopano Matlwa’s Period Pain (2016) - (Makombe Rodwell)
  • Indicators of African Men with a Declined Masculinity: A Case of Kodero Sub-Location Rachuonya North Sub-County, Kenya 1895-2014 (Ndeda Mildred)
  • Conceptualizing Masculinity Within Akan Proverbs (Grace Opare)
  • “We make others wait now”: Motorcycles, masculinity, and metaphors on the road to development in Kenya (Joshua Ramisch)

Moderator
Presenters
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Joshua Ramisch

Assoc. Professor, University of Ottawa
“We make others wait now”: Motorcycles, masculinity, and metaphors on the road to development in KenyaABSTRACT: The liberalization of the motorcycle import market in Kenya in 2010 has facilitated a dramatic increase in their numbers on the roads. For many rural men, particularly... Read More →



Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Indigenous Knowledge, the Environment, Food Security
Presenters:
  • Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Flood Risk Communication in Malawi’s Lower Shire (Saizi Salim Katete Kimu)
  • Yoruba Indigenous Technology: A Study Of Locust Beans Production In Ekiti (Peter Oluwaseun Oyewale)
  • Integrating Selected Kenyan Indigenous Knowledge Principles to Understand Food Security Policy and Practice in Africa (Ojwang Benson Oduor)
  • Environmental Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage: The Place of Mt. Kenya among The AGikuyu Peoples of Central Kenya (Mwangi Maryanne)
  • Bodies in movement: Embodied communication practices rearticulating relationships, power and life against State-ic regimes at Princess Vlei, //Hui!Gaeb  (Wangũi wa Kamonji)
  • Yet and Still: The Aegean African Afterlife of Slavery (Ayobami Willoughby)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Contemporary Film Practice Trends in East Africa
Presenters:
  • Staffroom Talk and Extended Audiences of Televisual Cinema: The Case of Eldoret, Kenya (Solomon Waliaula)
  • The Tanzanian Movie: Interrogating Patronages, Aesthetics and Possibilities (Joseph Basil Okong’o)
  • A Gendered Perspective on the Use of Participatory Film among Drugs and Substance Users (Nyawira Gitimu)
  • Visual Intelligence as expressed in Film editing Decisions in Selected Kenyan Films (Bernard Owuor)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Kenyan Public Education
Presenters:
  • Quin Awuor
  • Naomi Nyarigoti
  • Tom Onditi
  • Joshua Rumo
  • Fridah Kanana


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Publishing in Africa and African Studies: practices, challenges, futures I
This two-part panel follows from the Plenary focusing on research publishing and dissemination, journals, structures and resources with contributions from leading publishers, journal editors and researchers in the African continent and African studies at large. The panels will consider such questions as: What publishing structures – including academic platforms, journals, book publishers, distribution systems etc. – are required at both regional and international levels to support a new generation of researchers and scholars of Africa? What is the role of books in the future of the (African) academy? What is the role of African university presses? What are the opportunities and challenges afforded by the digital era? How do the panellists understand and interrogate the question of gender vis-à-vis knowledge production in Africa?

Moderator
DF

Divine Fuh

Head of Publication and Dissemination, CODESRIA

Presenters
AM

Ambreena Manji

Cardiff University and ASAUK
GA

Goski Alabi

Laweh Open University College, Ghana
MC

Mmakwena Chipu

HSRC Press, South Africa
VE

Victoria Engstrand Neacsu

Nordic Africa Institute


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Auditorium

11:00am

Celebrating, Canonizing, Interrogating African and Africana Diaspora Thought and Thinkers I
Presenters:
  • Chinweizu And The Purpose Of Education In Africa: Whither The Roles Of The African Intellectuals? (Fagunwa Temitope Christopher)
  • The Philosophy And Ideas Of Tajudeen Abdulraheem In The Pan -africanism Struggle, 1961-2009 (Tukur Mubarak)
  • Henry Odera Oruka’s Philosophic Sagacity and Ethical Leadership (Mohapi Refiloe Alphonce)
  • Musings on Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Pan-Africanist Philosophy (Noah Opeyemi Balogun)

Moderator
SA

Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Genres of and Methodologies in African Literature
Presenters:
  • The Practice and Relevance of Magical Realism in African Novels (Hiwot Waleigh Workneh)
  • The Poetics of the Quotidian from Nigeria and Kenya (Adenekan Shola)
  • Oneness and Mnemonic Myths: The Trans-Boundary Narratives of Ben Okri and Zakes Mda (Olusola Olaniyi Ogunbayo)
  • The Ugandan Short Story and Activism: Thematic Concerns in the last 20 years (Nabutanyi Edgar Fred)
  • “When the Hen Crows at Dawn”: Female Creative Artists and the Ghanaian Digital Space (Kwabena Opoku-Agymang)
  • African Literature: The Problems of Reading and the way Forward (Charles Rono)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Business and Economy in Africa I
Presenters:
  • African Nations' Prepardness Versus Formal Education in African Rural Communities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Uleanya Chinaza)
  • The Politics of Global Value Chain Upgrading: Evidence from Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire (Sorkpor Constance)
  • Revisiting Monetary Policy Effects on Income Distribution and Wealth in Africa: Fresh Empirical Lessons based on Monetarist versus Keynesian Approach (Christian-lambert Nguena)
  • The ghost of Apartheid in post Apartheid South Africa (Mara Fikre Alemayehu)
  • An Overview of the African Economic Integration Process in View of the Continental Free Trade Area (Pasara Michael Takudzwa)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

African Drama and Theatre II
Presenters:
  • Ethnomusicology and African Music Performance vis-a-vis Popular Music in the 21st Century in Nigeria (Adekogbe Olatunbosun Samuel)
  • Representations of the Luo Culture in the Music of Ayub Ogada and Susana Owiyo (Otieno Sam Dennis)
  • Conceptualizing the Traditional of the Igbo and the Greek Theatre (Ikegbunam Chinemerem Chidubem)
  • Hunger for Life: The use of theatre as an instrument of cultural decolonization and progress (Alessandra D’Arrigo)
  • Performances of Buganda Folktale, Njabala: Tradition, Contestation and Agency (Dominica Dipio)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

11:00am

Epistemology of research on Africa. Questioning conceptual choices, contributing to social sciences from empirical insights
Presenters:
  • Epistemological reflection on electoral mobilisation in Bamako, Mali (Laure Traoré)
  • The links between general frameworks and local contexts in the study of migration and development in Mali (Sadio Soukouna)
  • The Production of Knowledge on African Migration (Mary Setrana and Faisal Garba)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Social Media, Algorithms, and Data
Presenters:
  • Technology versus Trust? (Nele Van Doninck)
  • Hashtag Pan-Afrikanism: Not the Future, but the Now of Pan-Afrikanism (Komey Nii Ayitey)
  • Harvesting data: Emerging trends in the platformization of small-holder finance in Kenya (Gianluca Iazzolino)
  • African digitalization: Creating or closing the great divide? (Patrick Mbataru)

Moderator
NA

Nii Ayitey Komey

University of Ghana

Presenters
PM

Patrick Mbataru

kenyatta university
GI

Gianluca Iazzolino

London School of Economics


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

African Indigenous Solutions to Conflict I
Presenters:
  • Retrieving African Communalism For A Violent-free Politics (Tosin Blessing)
  • Indigenous narrative and practice in peacebuilding: the case of South Sudan (Emmaculate Asige Liaga)
  • African Solutions to African Problems: Myth or Reality (Wanjiku Wanene)
  • The Nature of conflicts and peacemaking approaches in Africa; The case of Sudan (Abdelmageed Yahya Abdelrahman)


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Infrastructures for Peace in Africa: Inclusiveness, Opportunities and Challenges
Presenters:
  • (En)Countering Terror: Women’s Experiences, Activism and Responses to Nigeria’s Terror Crisis (Titilope Ajayi)
  • Health work and peacebuilding in Kenya’s informal settlements (Roseanne Njiru)
  • Approaches and Challenges to Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria (Noah Echa)
  • Spoilers or Menders?: Situating the Role of Indigenous African Interventions the Youth Peace Building Nexus in Africa (Isabella Osiemo)
  • Violence in Kenya: Historical and Political Perspectives 1963-2019 (Mickie Mwanzia Koster)

Moderator
TA

Titilope Ajayi

University of Ghana & Founder, Doing A PhD in Africa

Presenters
IO

Isabella Osiemo

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-AFRICA


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU DVC Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday October 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tents outside of USIU Auditorium

12:30pm

Film: Let Us Gaze Towards Nyandarwa
This film is a byproduct of research on Agikuyu people-forest relationships in the the Nyandarwa [Aberdare] forest in Kenya. It explores pre-colonial, colonial, and post-independence  forest governance through the voices of Agikuyu people. It delves into issues of tenure, contestation over land, land and the Mau Mau liberation struggle, seed and food sovereignty, and community-based landscape restoration.

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

1:30pm

African Agency in International Relations II
Presenters:
  • Africa Marginality and opportunities for Agency in International Relations (Esther Kibe)
  • Framing of International Broadcast and (Under)Development of Africa (Kunle Ogedengbe and Wole Adamolekun and Wausi Walya)
  • Victimhood After The International Criminal Court (ICC) Intervention (Njoki Wamai)
  • The Injustice Of Truth Commissions: The Case Of The Kenyan TJRC (Gabrielle Lynch)
  • Generating Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: An Assessment of Gender Equality Frameworks in Regional Trade Agreements (Adryan Wallace)
  • An Evaluation of the Crisis of Decline of Democracy in the East Africa Community (Eric Kibet)

Moderator
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University

Presenters
GL

Gabrielle Lynch

University of Warwick
EK

Esther Kibe

University of Nairobi
AW

Adryan Wallace

Stony Brook University
WW

Wausi Walya

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AFRICA


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Critical synergies and disruptive dialogues between African masculinities and African Studies
Over the last decades, African scholars have subjected Western-centred discourses and theories regarding gender and social subjectivities in Africa to critical reflection and creative scrutiny. Many academic communities across Africa have been critical about how globally circulating discourses and narratives continue to reproduce and perpetuate alienating scholarship regarding the realities of Africa. The growing intellectual currency of such critique has been further bolstered by increasing debates on decolonialization of knowledge production and praxis in Africa. A major field or perspective that has been heavily affected by epistemological violence embedded in popular media representation of hopelessness and even crisis has been African men and masculinities. We are of the view that the question of how critical research on African masculinities might benefit productively from and be of benefit to the field of African Studies remains central to the broader Africanist intellectual project. In this panel, we are concerned about developing critical synergies and disruptive dialogues between African Studies and studies on African masculinities. In particular, we aim to bring these synergies and dialogues into productive conversation in ways that privilege critical debate on African studies, masculinities, capitalism, patriarchy, sexualities, and violence. Therefore, this panel presents papers rooted in empirical, theoretical, and social activist work with the potential to contribute to a better understanding of studies on men and masculinities as part and parcel of advancement of African Studies.

Moderator
GM

Godwin Murunga

Executive Secretary, CODESRIA

Presenters
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana
AA

Akosua-Asamoabea Ampofo

Bryn Mawr College
KR

Kopano Ratele

University of South Africa / South African Medical Research Council


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Life, Loss and Extractives in Africa II
Presenters:
  • The Crisis of Development in The Niger Delta: A Case Study of Chevron Establishment in Delta State (Vindra Efejiro Aduara Oghenekparobo)
  • Implementable or not? The Nature of Ugandan Petroleum Industry Local Content Policy and its Effects on Implementation (Byaruhanga Julius)
  • Rising Expectations and Dying Hopes: Contentions over Benefits from Ghana’s Oil and Gas (Asaah Sumaila Mohammed)
  • The Role of Community Engagement as a away of averting Conflict in the Extractive Industry: A case study of Mining in Kwale County (Odaba Dan Noel)
  • Towards a New African Petro-Developmentalism: A Spatial Exploration of Local Content in Ghana’s Oil Industry as an Engine for Socio-Economic Growth (Brenda Kombo)
  • National question, the Niger Delta and the Politics of Revenue Allocation in Nigeria (Oluwasuji Olawole)

Moderator
Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Postgraduate Research on Digital and Cinematic Arts in Africa
Presenters:
  • Colour Perception and its Effects in Animation Presentation (Emily Nyabere)
  • Film Censorship in the Kenya Film Industry (Keziah Wangui Githinji)
  • Social-media and Self-perception: Influence of Facebook and Instagram on Self-Esteem among Kenyan Youth (Protus Murunga)
  • African Digital Culture: Impact and Opportunities of the Digital Revolution (Elizabeth Jepchumba)
  • The Nexus Between Digital Communication and Film Consumption among the Elite Youth in Nairobi: A Case Study of Private University Students in Nairobi (Benson Ngobia)

Moderator
Presenters
EN

Emily Nyabere

United States International University
BN

Benson Ngobia

United States International University - Africa


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Publishing in Africa and African Studies: practices, challenges, futures II
This two-part panel follows from the Plenary focusing on research publishing and dissemination, journals, structures and resources with contributions from leading publishers, journal editors and researchers in the African continent and African studies at large. The panels will consider such questions as: What publishing structures – including academic platforms, journals, book publishers, distribution systems etc. – are required at both regional and international levels to support a new generation of researchers and scholars of Africa? What is the role of books in the future of the (African) academy? What is the role of African university presses? What are the opportunities and challenges afforded by the digital era? How do the panellists understand and interrogate the question of gender vis-à-vis knowledge production in Africa?

Moderator
SK

Stephanie Kitchen

Managing Editor, International African Institute, SOAS

Presenters
CG

Chege Githiora

School of Oriental and African Studies, London
EN

Edwina Nikoi

Editor, Contemporary Journal of African Studies (Legon), Institute of African Studies, Legon, Ghana
MM

Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare

Associate Professor of Drama, FEMRITE - Uganda Women Writers Association; Makerere University
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Carli Coetzee

Editor, Journal of African Cultural Studies
Popular Culture, Literature, Film


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Auditorium

1:30pm

The African University: Thought and Practice I
Presenters:
  • In the name of “quality”: Greed, power and the Kenyan Academy (Wandia Njoya)
  • The Crisis of the African University as the Crisis of Being Africa (Murungi John)
  • Accessibility and perseverance to university studies: Case of the University of Burundi (Françoise Tuyisenge)
  • Short-term study abroad programmes in higher education: A source of evolving perspectives (Wambalaba Akosa)
  • Party Politics At The University Of Zululand And The Link Between The Mother Body And Its Student Organizations(S). (Siphesihle Edmund Mpanza)
  • African Education and Land Rights on the Rand: The Tsewu court case and the independent African missionary schools, 1903-1905 (Vusumuzi Khumalo)


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Celebrating, Canonizing, Interrogating African and Africana Diaspora Thought and Thinkers II
Presenters:
  • Afrocentric Perspective and Indigenous Knowledge System : Rethinking Animism as a Basis of the Yoruba Belief System (Olalere Kunle Oluwafemi)
  • Joseph Murumbi’s pedagogical thought during the 1950s: Recovering a Kenyan internationalist (Milford Ismay)
  • Significance of African Philosophy and Theology: A Look at the AGikuyu People of Kenya (Hilda Muigu)
  • H. Odera Oruka’s Sage Philosophy and V.Y. Mudimbe’s The Invention of Africa: A Comparative Study of Two Visions of Conceptual Decolonisation (Reginald Oduor)


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Language Endangerment in Africa
Presenters:
  • Language Endangerment and Loss: Why Africa Has Not Experienced Them Like the Americas and Australia (Salikoko Mufwene)
  • Plural Suffixes in Tagoi, a Highly Endangered Kordofanian Language (Abeer Bashir)
  • Language documentation: a view from the Tanzanian Rift Valley (Andrew Harvey)
  • Stemming digital extinction of African languages: African Language Technology Research and Development (Wanjiku Nganga)
  • A Deadly Hug: the endangerment of languages of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya by Borana (Kenneth Ngure)

Moderator
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona

Presenters
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Salikoko Mufwene

Professor of Linguistics; Interim Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago
I do evolutionary linguistics, including the phylogenetic emergence of languages in mankind, language speciation (especially in European American and African colonies, e.g., the case of creoles), language endangerment and loss.
AH

Andrew Harvey

University of Leiden


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Representations of Masculinities and Feminisms in African Literature
Presenters:
  • Big Man Syndrome:  Analyzing Hegemonic Masculinity in Recent African Fiction (Jacquetta Hunter)
  • Immigration and Issues of Race, Gender and Identity (Maia Maclin)
  • A Feminist Perspective of Gender and Education in ‘Nervous Condition” of Tstisi Ndagaramba (Luchmun Toolsy)
  • Literary Representation of Chinweizu’s Female Power Concept in Adaobi Tricia Nwabuani’s I do not come to you by chance and Ben Okri’s Dangerous Love (Ogugua Omajuwa and Matilda Eyituoyo Ovie-Jack)

Moderator
AN

Adele Newson-Horst

Morgan State University

Presenters
MM

Maia Maclin

Morgan State University
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Ogugua Omajuwa

Doctoral student, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku
Spoken word poetry, second sexism


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Manufacturing
Presenters:
  • Boosting decent jobs for youth in West Africa’s biggest informal industrial cluster through digital manufacturing (Yaw Adu-Gyamfi)
  • Entrepreneurial Capabilities of Equipment Manufacturing Firms in Kenya (Radha Upadhyaya)
  • Waste to Wealth Perspective: Identifying Waste Potentials for Small Scale Business Development in Ogun State, Nigeria (Obatunde Bright Adetola)
  • Consumer Protection and online shopping in Kenya: A case of Jumia (Maureen Kangu, Ann Muthui, Mary Mutisya, Alexander Kyule)

Moderator
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Radha Upadhyaya

Research Fellow, IDS, University of Nairobi

Presenters
MK

Maureen Kangu

Assistant Professor, Marketing, United States International University - Africa


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Music, Dance and Performance
Presenters:
  • Performances and songs as historical sources. Dance societies in Somalia and Mozambique (Declich Francesca)
  • Poetic Techniques as value of Abawanga in Akeko's songs (Oyoolo Zadock Mukuyia)
  • A Theoretical Analysis Of Bobi Wines Popular Ugandan Music And Politics (David Muinga)
  • And What Do We Dance: Unboxing The Discourse On Traditional Dance In Kenya (Kiiru Kahithe)
  • Royal Music In Northern Nigeria: The Performance And Significance Of Kakaki Musical Instrument (Sankira Musa Umar)
  • Combating Xenophobia Through Music in South Africa (Mlungisi Phakathi)
  • Indigenous, traditional knowledge and music performance (Dennis Dancan Mosiere)


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

1:30pm

Belonging, Space, Race I
Presenters:
  • Homing in Exile: A Critical Examination of Ben Rawlence’s City of Thorns (Sam Denis Otieno)
  • Resisting Erasure: Bisexual Female Identity in South Africa (Khuzwayo Zuziwe)
  • The Integrated Theory of Personal Identity: An Afro-Caribbean Framework for Theorising Personal Identity (Roxanne Burton)
  • The Power Dynamic and Silent Narrative of Madikizela-Mandela’s Testimony in the Hold (Lebohang Motsomotso)

Moderator
RB

Roxanne Burton

Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

African Indigenous Solutions to Conflict II
Presenters:
  • Troubling the research ethics of Inxeba (The Wound): A critical interpretative analysis in the quest for ‘Restorative Cultural and Epistemological Justice’ (Mathe Siphokuhle Toka)
  • Publicizing Peace Intervention and Yoruba Indigeneity in Television-Driven Peacemaking in South-West Nigeria (Temitope Yetunde)
  • Fundamentalism in and through Sermons in Northern Nigeria: Examining Extremist Ideologies in Some Islamic Sermons Delivered in the Region, 2000 – 2009 (Umar Ahmed)
  • Indigenous Narrative And Practice In Peacebuilding: The Case Of South Sudan (Emmaculate Asige Liaga)
  • Neoliberal versus Popular Progressive Approaches to Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa (Redie Bereketeab)


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

From crisis to peace?: Learning from everyday life in South Sudan
Presenters:
  • Beyond neopatrimonialism and political marketplaces: South Sudan as a network of vertical solidarity (Ferenc Marko)
  • Redefining personhood through crisis, conflict and development: changing  materialistic and metaphysical belief systems among the Dinka (Madut Tong Ngor)
  • Mitigating Cattle Conflict: an exploration into the dynamics of cattle conflict in Terekeka State (South Sudan) (Christopher Oringa)
  • Peace in practice – thinking about transition to peace from people’s daily experiences (Emmanuelle Veuillet)
  • Pastoralists, crisis and continuity: a study of financial services among the Nuer of western Ethiopia and eastern South Sudan (Chuol Gew)

Moderator
LM

Leben Moro

University of Juba

Presenters
CO

Christopher Oringa

University of Juba
EV

Emmanuelle Veuillet

Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University


Friday October 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU DVC Student Affairs Board Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

State and Nation: Histories, Dilemmas and Opportunities in Africa I
Presenters:
  • Re-awakening the African “Leviathan”: Is State Building a Prerequisite for Democratic Governance? (Atetwe Ezekiel Bulambu)
  • State and Counter-Culture Groups in Africa: Examining the State of Peace and Security in Nigeria (Chidume Chukwudi Godwin)
  • The Future of Military Actors and Democratization in Africa (Henry Wambuii)
  • Beyond Statism in Achieving a Democratic Developmental State: Lessons from Malawi (Jones Terry Anne)
  • Governance and economic growth, empirical verification in the countries of the CEMAC zone (Telimsein Erick)

Moderator
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

African and black masculinities and feminisms
Presenters:
  • African Women organisations and movements: African feminism practice and philosophy (Lanoi Maloiy)
  • The Moroccan feminist movement: lessons on African feminism (Edna Lenku)
  • The ANC women's League – institutionalized African feminism (Martha Koech)
  • The Lagos market women’s association: African feminism in action (Atieno Ogot and Ruth Wanjiru)
  • Developing African Feminism by Recovering The Lost Histories of Women (Lena Grace Anyuolo)


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Biafra Through a Lens: Reflections on documenting the Nigeria-Biafra war 50 years on
This roundtable discussion centres on a recent documentary film which explores the role of the arts in intervening in a conversation on the Nigeria-Biafra war. The discussion will consider filmmaking as a form of archiving and the arts as a source of political intervention. The roundtable will follow a screening of the film and the filmmakers will be present.

Moderator
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Cilas Kemedjio

University of Rochester

Presenters
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Ini Dele-Adedeji

SOAS University of London
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Nathan Richards

Nathan Richards
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Louisa Uchum Egbunike

City, University of London


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Film and cinema from and on Africa
Presenters:
  • Ken Gampu's Photo Stories: Life-Writing through the Back Door (Modisane Litheko)
  • Exploring North-Funded Projects on Screen Production and Theory in the South: A Conversation about DocuBox and African Screen Worlds (Dovey Lindiwe)
  • Assessing Africa’s Imaging in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (Babson Ajibade)
  • Anatomy Of An Anatomy: The Making Of A Film On The Wagalla Massacre (Mwangola Mshai)
  • African Digital And Diaspora Diplomacy: Convergences And Divergences (Wekesa Job Bob)
  • The Potential Of Film And Video In Promoting African Language Literature/Orature (Kinyanjui Wanjiru)
  • Evangelical Film School! Church Screen and Screening (Elizabeth Olayiwola)

Moderator
MM

Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA

Presenters
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Elizabeth Olayiwola

Coordinator Centre For Nollywood and New Media in Africa (CiNNeMA), Kwara State University Malete, Nigeria
I am interested in Film Culture, African Cinema, Nollywood Studies, and Gender Studies


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Women and Families in Higher Education
Presenters:
  • Work-Family Balance: Experiences of Women Doctoral Students in Kenyan Universities, A Phenomenology study (Janis Kaimuri Marangu and Anne Kanga)
  • Lived experiences and achievements of women with PhDs in Kenya (Naomi Nyarigoti)
  • Sustainable Development in Higher Education and Women in Distance Learning Education in University of Ibadan, Nigeria (Chinyere Ukpokolo and Titilayo P. Akinlolu)
  • The Female Voice in International Relations: Examining the Representations and Contributions of Women Scholars in Higher Learning Institutions in Kenya (Fatma Adam Hussein)

Moderator
AK

Anne Kanga

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Presenters
FA

Fatma Adam Hussein

United States International University (USIU-Africa)
JK

Janis Kaimuri Marangu

Catholic University of Eastern Africa


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Celebrating, Canonizing, Interrogating African and Africana Diaspora Thought and Thinkers III
Presenters:
  • We belong together: Place attachment, ubuntuism and value for life in African cultures (Steven Kator Iorfa)
  • Black Origins of Biocultural Anthropology: Douglass, Firmin and Cobb (Blakey Michael)
  • Ugboajah’s Umbrella Paradigm: An Interrogation of Communication for Development in Africa (Kunle Ogedengbe and Wole Adamolekun and Wausi Walya)
  • ‘To Create and Foster Public Opinion in Africa and Make it Racy of the Soil’: Early Pan African Contributions to the Emergence of Africology (Tracy Flemming)
  • “We Too Have a Mind” Human Dignity and Tom Mboya’s Education Airlifts (1959-1963) (Peter Musembi Ndaita)

Moderator
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Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York

Presenters
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Michael Blakey

William & Mary
TF

Tracy Flemming

Grand Valley State University
PM

Peter Musembi Ndaita

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) at the University of Pennsylvania
WW

Wausi Walya

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AFRICA


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Auditorium

3:15pm

Pitch that Article!
This plenary is an informational session for scholars seeking to publish their work, part two of a three-part sequence. This will be a more relaxed informal atmosphere with a networking type feel. Scholars seeking to publish their work will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with leading African studies journals. Attendees should come prepared to "pitch" their scholarship in article form. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the Publish that Article plenary on Wednesday.

This session is sponsored by: African Studies Review

Journals represented:

Africa
African Studies
African Studies Review
Canadian Journal of African Studies
Journal of African Cultural Studies
Journal of Eastern African Studies
Review of African Political Economy
Social Dynamics

Presenters
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona

Sponsors

Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Business and Economy in Africa II
Presenters:
  • The technology of the marketing of Sugar Cane and the advantage of using Bottle Water and used plastic materials in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria (Michael Oke)
  • The Perceived Impact of HRM on Business Performance: Evidence from Nigeria (Syed Jawad)
  • Migration Development Nexus In Africa (Denegetu Dawit Haileyesus)
  • Legislating the freedom: labour policies in Portuguese Africa, 1850-1910 (Espindola Souza Maysa)
  • Influence of Corporate Governance on Firm Performance: A Survey of Family Owned Businesses (Juliana Mulaa Namada)

Moderator
Presenters
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Michael Oke

Executie Director, Michael Oke
I am Michael Adedotun Oke, an agriculturist having a great passion in writing and document that leads too findings and an entrepreneurship facilitators that have established a barbing saloon too benefit human life and currently the Founder of Michael Adedotun Oke Foundation based... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Africa and Religion, Religion in Africa II
Presenters:
  • Performing Pentecostalism: Gospel Music, Cultural Appropriation and the Interplay between Maasai Culture, Gender and Pentecostal Spirituality in East Africa (Damaris Seleina Parsitaus)
  • Pentecostalism as Liberation Theology (Sarfo-Panin Kwabena)
  • Simon Kimbangu: A personality symbolizing religion and national independence in Africa (Geneviève Bagamboula)
  • Pastors, Pulpits, Pews, and Politics: Religious Pedagogies of Democratic Empowerment (Lichty Steven)


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU TV Room 2 (Freida Brown Building)

3:15pm

Knowledge Management for Deepening Social, Economic, and Political Justice in Africa
Presenters:
  • Harnessing Africa’s Diaspora to deepen the digital economy (Shem J. Ochuodho)
  • Access to knowledge, and Knowledge Management for Justice in Kenya: The Role of the Diaspora and International Communities (Peter Herbert)
  • Revisiting the 1958 All African Peoples Conference – The Unfinished Business: Indigenous Publishing as a pre-requisite for rebuilding Africa through Education, Knowledge and Knowledge Management
    (Lily Nyariki)
  • Edition française et littérature francophone: entre minoration, résistance et émancipation des écrivains francophones d’Afrique subsaharienne (Alain Kamal Martial Henry)
  • African languages, translation, traducture and interdisciplinary knowledge management in development practice for emancipation:  What is at stake? (Wangui wa Goro)

Moderator
WW

Wangui wa Goro

IKM Researcher and Convenor of Sidensi Dialogues

Presenters
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Shem Ochuodho

Global Chairperson, Kenya Diaspora Alliance
PH

Peter Herbert

Member of Society of Lawyers (UK) and Convenor of Bandung Conference
LN

Lily Nyariki

Association for the Development of Education in Africa
AK

Alain Kamal Martial Henry

Conservateur en Chef du Conseil Départemental de Mayotte


Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Entrepreneurship, Education and Earning
Presenters:
  • Linking Learning to Earning through Quality Education at TVET (Frank Ojwang)
  • Innovation in African Higher Education: The Case of African Leadership University (Gaidi Faraj)
  • Effect of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurial Intentions of Rural University Students (Iwaloye Omoniyi)
  • Business Literacy and the Making of African Entrepreneurship in Colonial Africa: The Case of Southern Rhodesia, 1944 to 1970 (Chambwe Tawanda Valentine)

Moderator
Presenters
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Gaidi Faraj

Dean, African Leadership University
Dr. Gaidi Faraj is the Dean of the Undergrad Campus of African Leadership University. Dr. Faraj has been a pioneer in developing the Global Challenges program, ALU’s flagship product, ensuring that innovative learning is incorporated and promoted. He holds a PhD in African Diaspora... Read More →



Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Leveraging indigenous knowledge in managing displacement & Peacebuilding
Presenters:
  • Knowledge production in peace and conflict studies in the horn of Africa  (David Mwambari)
  • The changing patterns of the Pokot Seasonal migration (Dulo Nyaoro)
  • Cultural peace practices among the Nandi  (Kibiwot Kurgat)
  • The contradictions of cultural integration in cosmopolitan Uasin Gishu (Priscilla Too)
  • Neo-Xeer and peacebuilding among the Somalis (Fatuma Ali)

Moderator
Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Policing deviance: State Police and the production of social order
Presenters:
  • Community policing and police accountability: Romanticizing of an idea? (Patrick Mutahi)
  • Deviance is not a Black or White issue:  Police violence as implementation of “unseen Orders” against political protestors in Kisumu (Betty Abade-Okero)
  • “Police is your friend”: Institutional distrust and policing in contemporary Nigeria  (Dany Franck A. Tiwa)
  • Policing sexual deviance: Police violence against queer people and sex workers in Kenya (Kamau Wairuri)
  • Camps, identity politics and culture of African police ranks of the British South Africa Police in late-colonial Zimbabwe, c.1960-80 (Brian Ngwenya)

Moderator
Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Break
Friday October 25, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Foreign Policy I
Presenters:
  • Africanizing Poverty and Insecurity: Interrogating the Ideology of Governance in Nigeria (Tsuwa John Tor)
  • Africa-US Relations Under Trump America: A Comparative Analysis Of Obama And Trump Administrations’ Policies On Africa and a Preview Of the Future (Ogutu Gordon Ochieng)
  • Making a Nation Modern: US Social Scientists, Cold War Politics, and Nigeria’s First National Development Plan, 1962-1967 (Bekeh Ukelina)
  • A Spiral Of Silence For Political Discourse: Examining A Comparison Analysis Of The Digital Political Empowerment Of The United States And Kenya During The Immediate Previous General Elections (Mudavadi Kevin)
  • The challenge of balancing between Diplomatic Immunity and Municipal Law: The East African experience (Joan Wanjiru Kimani)
  • Decision Making and Kenya’s Foreign Policy Behaviour: A Contextual Assessment of the Moi and Kibaki Presidencies (Mercy Kaburu)



Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

China-Africa Relations II
Presenters:
  • "Taming the Dragon”: African states Agency in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) (Wayne Chavulimu Kalika)
  • The Effect of the US-China Power Contest in Africa (David Lomoywara, Enock Magack & Chege Lewis Kiarie)
  • One Belt One Road: Should Nigeria Sieve the Chinese Benevolence or Accept it as a free lunch (Quadri Lukman Adewale)
  • Understanding Kenyan Agency in the Acquisition and Utilization of Chinese Development Finance in Transport Infrastructure, 2003-2017 (Otele Oscar)


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

State and Nation: Histories, Dilemmas and Opportunities in Africa II
Presenters:
  • Deliberation and structural Transformation in Madagascar: Reconstructing institutional trust through law and justice sector reform (Olivia lwabukuna)
  • Eritrea(ns) as a “Problem” in the First Onset of Decolonization in Africa (Gedar Timnet)
  • Democratic Ideological Contestation and Citizens Engagement: a Case Study of #OurMumuDonDo of Nigeria (Akpojivi Ufuoma)
  • Assessment of Government Instituted Policies and Implications for Kenya’s Social Cohesion Dynamics (King’oro Sellah Nasimiyu)

Moderator
Presenters
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King’oro Sellah Nasimiyu

Assistant Director– Research, Policy and Planning, National Cohesion and Integration Commission


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Public Health II
Presenters:
  • Women, Pregnancy, Health, & Living on the Margins: The Case of Zimbabwe (Murambadoro Ruth Ratidzai)
  • Risk Predictors For Neonatal Mortality And Its Association With HIV Infection Among Postnatal Women Attending Pumwani Maternity Hospital (Pmh), Kenya (John Kyalo Muthuka)
  • Nurses' lived realities of workplace violence in public hospitals in Uganda. A farce or reality? (Mwase Patrick)
  • History in the Time of AIDS (Thomas Franklin McDow)

Moderator
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John Kyalo Muthuka

LECTURER-RESEACHER, KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE

Presenters
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Thomas Franklin Mcdow

Ohio State University
Historian of East Africa and the Indian Ocean world + global health and HIV


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African academic diaspora strengthens higher education for Africa’s development: The case of Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
Presenters:
  • Carnegie Fellowship Experiences: Reflections from  St. Paul's University, Kenya (John Githigaro)
  • Experience from Kisii University on African Diaspora Scholars' Higher Education in Africa (Evans Basweti)
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme: Our Experience (James O. Ogutu)
  • African Diaspora Scholars Contribution to Higher Education: Experiences from Pan-Africa Christian University, Kenya (Martin Njoroge)

Moderator
Presenters
EB

Evans Basweti

Dean, Kisii University
JO

James Ogutu

Kenyatta University
MN

Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge
JG

John Githigaro

St. Paul’s University


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Studies in Higher Education
Presenters:
  • Decolonising Africa and African Studies Must Go Hand in Hand (Robtel Neajai Pailey)
  • Challenging The Hegemony Of ‘graeco-roman’ Classics In West Africa (Asante Michael Okyere)
  • How Western Scholars can Support their African Colleagues (Strohm Rachel)
  • Pre-Colonial Africa, (Un)representation and Implications for a Decolonized History Curriculum in South Africa (Ndille Roland)


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Interpreting Sources for African History, across Africa and Beyond
Presenters:
  • “Women in Chains”: The Early Anti-Apartheid Print Culture of South African Women (Ana Stevenson)
  • The First Casualty of War: The Rwandan Genocide and Depictions of Africa in the Anglo-American Press (David Patrick)
  • Rebalancing the historical narrative or perpetuating bias? Digitising the archives of the Mineworkers’ Union of Zambia (Duncan Money)

Moderator
AS

Ana Stevenson

Ana Stevenson

Presenters
DP

David Patrick

University of the Free State
DM

Duncan Money

University of the Free State


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU BS2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Libraries and Archives
Presenters:
  • Cognitive Factors That Influence Information Seeking Behavioral Process Among Graduate Students: A Case Of KU Post Modern Library In Nairobi, Kenya (Masinde Johnson Mulongo)
  • Archival Colonial Documents and the Politics of Knowledge Production in Nigeria (Jimoh Mufutau Oluwasegun)
  • Archives, Knowledge Production and History in Ethiopia: Epistemological and Practical Considerations (Tibeso Ayantu)
  • An archive of activism: gender and public history in postcolonial Ghana (Jovia Salifu, Kate Skinner and Akosua Adomako-Ampofo)

Moderator
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Poetry
Presenters:
  • Betwixt Tradition and Transition: Poetic Techniques as Agents of Afrocentric Values in Alike Akeko’s Popsongs (Kayode Omoniyi)
  • The Africa I Want Poems by Fatma Adam (Fatma Adam Hussein)
  • Spatial Poetics in New Somalian Women Writing: Interrogating the In- between Wor(l)ds of Safi Abdi’s Fiction (Andrew Nyongesa)
  • The Poetics of the Quotidian from Nigeria and Kenya (Adenekain Shola)
  • Indigenising the Dramatic Form: Proverbial Formula and Meaning Proliferation in Ola Rotimi’s Ovonranmwen Nogbaisi (Chukwumah Ignatius)
  • Women and Social insecurity in Cameroon: A study of selected Poems from Some Cameroon Anglophone Writers (Elizabet Ayuk Etyang)

Moderator
FA

Fatma Adam Hussein

United States International University (USIU-Africa)

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Migration II
Presenters:
  • South African Attitudes toward Immigrants (Jones Terry-Ann)
  • Strategizing in Transit: African Migrants in Transit Think their way out of Neoliberal-Humanitarian Capture (Ampson Hagan)
  • The Effectiveness of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act in Kenya: 2010-2018 (Joanita Nantume)
  • Migration, Adaptation Theories & Cultural Disruptions In Kobina Sekyi’s ‘the Blinkards’ (B. Bana)
  • Contemporary Approaches to Migration Governance in Southern Africa (Tamara Last)
  • A Historical Relationship Between Migrancy, Nativism and Citizenship in Uganda, 1894-1995 (Nicholas Tunanukye)


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African-Asian Political Thought: The construction of an alternate paradigm for decolonial knowledge production
Presenters:
  • Power Begins with Conception: Political Thought, Decolonisation and the zonal analysis in the Pan-African Movement (Mjiba Frehiwot)
  • Labour, Labouring Masses and the Afro-Asian Writer's Movement (Tariq Mehommed Ali)
  • Migration and the limits of the "ethnic" in the making of Political Communities in Africa (Faisal Garba Muhammed)
  • African – Asian Solidarity: The Labour Trade Union of East Africa (Kalra Virinder)

Moderator
IA

Irene Appeaning Addo

University of Ghana

Presenters

Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Micere Githae Mugo: Making Life Sing in Pursuit of Utu
This panel will run for 120 minutes beginning with the screening of the film (60 minutes) followed by a panel discussion with Director Wachanga Ndirangu, Prof. Anyang Nyong'o, Dr. Willy Mutunga, Dr. Mukami Kabira, Dr. Mshai Mwangola, and Senior counsel Paul Muite.

Making Life Sing in pursuit of utu is a biographical documentary on the life and work of Micere Githae Mugo, one of Africa’s leading writers, poets, performers and one of the most significant postcolonial political, social and cultural thinkers. For close to half a century, she has been an eloquent voice in championing democratic and human rights, and is widely recognized for her foundational role in the development of orature as an important site of knowledge production.

Moderator
WN

Wachanga Ndirangu

Professor, University of Wisconsin

Presenters
MM

Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA


Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
USIU Auditorium

7:00pm

ASAA Business Meeting
For all ASAA members to attend to discuss association business.

Friday October 25, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya
 
Saturday, October 26
 

8:30am

Performance
Mchezo Africa Performance

Saturday October 26, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
USIU Auditorium

9:00am

Plenary Session: Dr. Njeri Kinyanjui on "Rethinking the African Metropolis: From problem cities to utu-ubuntu cities of self-reliance and solidarity"
"Rethinking the African Metropolis: From problem cities to utu-ubuntu cities of self-reliance and solidarity"

Moderator
Presenters
NK

Njeri Kinyanjui

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi


Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
USIU Auditorium

9:00am

CODESRIA CLOSED Session
This room is reserved for a closed CODESRIA workshop by invite only.

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
USIU Peer Counseling Training Room (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

10:30am

Break
Saturday October 26, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

African Foreign Policy II
Presenters:
  • Democracy or Autocracy in Disguise@ Africa in Search of Good Governance (Kuusaana Mariama Marciana)
  • The Ombudsman in the Maghreb. A Tool for Democracy in North Africa? (Tamburini Francesco)
  • The Role of Women Diplomats in Promoting Kenya’s Foreign Policy (Fatma Adam Hussein)
  • A Comparative Analysis Between Career and Politically Appointed Ambassadors in Advancing Kenya’s Foreign Policy From 1963-2019 (Martin Omondi Ogaye)
  • African Democracy: An illusion or Reality? (Willingtone Ouma Otieno)
  • The Politics of Liberal Democracy and Its Impacts on National Consolidation in Africa: The Case of Tanzania (Mtasigazya Paul)


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Sexuality and Queer Identity in Africa
Presenters:
  • Understanding Sexuality in Africa: Contexts of Same-Sex Intimate Relationships among Youths in Nigeria (Olayinka Akanle)
  • Sex, Queer & African Sexualities (Iris Bongi Owusu)
  • Setting the Records Right: Queer Realities in African Studies (Henrietta Ifeoma Okafor)
  • "What does God Require of Us?": Doing Justice, Loving Kindly and Walking in His Presence (Micah 6:8). A Christian Interpretation of Scriptures to Promote Tolerance Towards LGBT Brothers and Sisters (Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula)


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Kenyan Perspectives on Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in the Digital Age
Presenters:
  • The Ones Who Were but Don’t Exist: Nubian Statelessness and Citizenship in Kenya (Kedolwa Waziri)
  • Uncertainty, Fear, and Flight during Digital Registration at the Kakuma Refugee Camps, Kenya (Cory Rodgers)
  • Who Do You Say I Am? A Critical History of Centralised Identity Systems in Kenya (Isaac Rutenberg and Nanjala Nyabola)

Moderator
KW

Kedolwa Waziri

Student, Daystar University
Writer, Dancer, Organizer and undergraduate student of literature.Interests : Identity and statelessness, black feminist politics, indigenous knowledge and justice, dance, and literature.Looking to apply to graduate schools next year.

Presenters
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Isaac Rutenberg

Director, Strathmore University


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Auditorium

11:00am

African Cities
Presenters:
  • Half Die: Conforming "Native" urban quarters and ecologies in colonial Bathurst in the 19th century (Manneh Lamin)
  • Colonial Subjects, Propaganda, and Wartime Intellectualism in Nigeria During the Second World War (Korieh Chima)
  • Man Must Chop! Informal Road Menders and Precarity of Transport Infrastructure in Nigeria (Abati Omomayowa)
  • User Perception of Historical Street: A Comparative Study of Cape Coast and Elmina Principal Streets to the Castles (Sarbeng Yaw Kuffour)
  • Vernacular Architecture in Translation: Tongo Hills Chief Palace (Irene Appeaning Addo)
  • Self Organization and Cultural Fractal Spatial Patterns as Artefacts Within Yoruba Landscapes (Tokie Laotan Brown)

Moderator
IA

Irene Appeaning Addo

University of Ghana

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Library Conference Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

African Studies Keywords
Presenters:
  • Body (Julie Livingstone)
  • Care Labour (Ambreena Manji)
  • Demons (Nathanael Homewood)
  • Resources (Carol Thompson)
  • Social Media Activism (Mjiba Frehiwot & Chy McGee)

Moderator
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona
CO

Christopher Ouma

University of Cape Town

Presenters
JL

Julie Livingstone

New York University
AM

Ambreena Manji

Cardiff University and ASAUK
NH

Nathanael Homewood

Rice University
CT

Carol Thompson

Professor emerita, Northern Arizona University
Field: Political EconomyRegion: Southern AfricaFocus: Analyzing exploitation of African genetic resources, using theories of philanthrcapitalism, explaining how smallholder farmers resist and offer the future of food.
MF

Mjiba Frehiwot

University of Ghana
CM

Chy McGee

New York University


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

On education, work and social change in a metacolonizing world
Presenters:
  • Innocent Perpetrators or Victims? Understanding School Related Gender-based Violence among Primary School Children in Uganda (Richard Balikoowa)
  • Re-examining why Academics stay in Uganda’s Public Universities (Joyce Nansamba)
  • Career choice Dilemmas in Uganda: Students’ experiences at different levels of Education (Anne Ampaire)
  • Post conventional learning: Implications for work using cognitive and sociocultural based approaches (Francis Eboyu)

Moderator
Presenters
RB

Richard Balikoowa

Makerere University
JN

Joyce Nansamba

Makerere University
AA

Anne Ampaire

lecturer, Makerere University, Kampala
I am a married person with children.My area of research is career choice and particularly interested in career guidance and career development related issues as they relate to students across transitional levels and day-to-day career concerns in our communities.
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Francis Eboyu

Makerere University Kampala


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Student experiences in African Education
Presenters:
  • Career choice dilemmas: Students' experiences at different levels of transition (Ampaire Anne)
  • Deaf education and Language-Based Curriculum: The case of the Buea School for the Deaf (Dissake Koumassol Midinette Endurence)
  • Exploring the Wellbeing of Higher Education Students in Africa through Post-colonial Feminist theory (Nwako Zibah)
  • Effects of Household Poverty Trap on Learners' Academic Performances: A Case of Rural High Schools in Nongoma Circuit of South Africa (Omotosho Ademola)
  • Reflective Narrative: A Case of Pre-doctoral Internship Experience in the United States (Bernice Nderitu)
  • ‘Untie our hands’: Teachers and parents’ social representations of school arson in Kenya (Hildah Oburu)


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Development and Identity
Presenters:
  • Identity-making philosophies through songs and story: Kenya in the 21st Century (Wanga Stephanie)
  • Developmentalism from a Kenya perspective: Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day… (Kopf Martina)
  • Development in Africa: the role of predominant narratives reducing the continent to just numbers (Abdourahmane Diaw)
  • Retro-futurist Speculations of Afropolitanism in Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative (Julie Iromuanya)

Moderator
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Julie Iromuanya

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
JULIE IROMUANYA is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (Coffee House Press), a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the Etisalat Prize for Literature (now 9 Mobile Prize for Literature), and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard... Read More →

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Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Belonging, Space, Race II
Presenters:
  • Bound by recognition: ethnicity and boundary making in colonial and post-colonial Kenya (Balaton-Chrimes Samantha)
  • Conflict and belonging: Perception and Insights of Fulani Herders in Ghana (Appiah-boateng Sabina)
  • Choosing Kenya, Rejecting Somalia: National Consciousness, Identity and Belonging in a Northern Kenya Political Song at the Eve of Kenya's Independence 1963 (Wako Fugich)
  • Re-Imagining Race and Racial Belonging: Maria Nhambu’s Africa’s Child (Edith Bwana)

Moderator
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Titilope Ajayi

University of Ghana & Founder, Doing A PhD in Africa

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Postcolonial identities and struggles
Presenters:
  • Achieving Global Justice through Decolonising Human Dignity (Chika Mba)
  • Africa's Identity Crisis: Case Study of Kenya (Nasubo Fred Ernest)
  • Unity or Common Identity? Exploring the ambivalences and tensions in the African Union’s collective identity formation (Alice Musabende)
  • Cultivating (E)utopias: Imaginations, debates, and practices of development in Ethiopia (Azeb Madebo)

Moderator
Presenters
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Alice Musabende

University of Cambridge
Paper Topic: (Dis)Trust and African Collective Action: Exploring the Informal Dynamics of Trust and Their Implications for the African UnionPaper Abstract:  The last 17 years have seen an increased debate and scholarship on the Africa Union. Many of the discussions have focused on... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

Engaging Youth to Build Inclusive and Resilient Societies
Presenters:
  • Gun life: Youth Gangsters in South Africa (Godfrey Maringira)
  • Why They Don’t Fight! Explaining Non-Violence through Resilience, Relationships and Social Bonds among the Youth in Uganda (Ashad Sentongo)
  • Youth Resilience and Social Cohesion in Zimbabwe (Lloyd Pswarayi)
  • Strengthening constructive and active youth engagement in civic processes in Zimbabwe (Rosewita Katsande and Darlington Muyambwa)
  • Community engagement in security provision in Kenya and Tanzania: ‘Nyumba Kumi’ Structure (Bernadeta Killian and Merab Ochieng)


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

11:00am

State and Non-state Actors Responses to African Conflicts and Security
Presenters:
  • Resisting Boko Haram Culture of Violence: Community Perception of the Role of Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno State, Nigeria (Umar Lawal Yusuf)
  • Regulating Private Security and Military Companies in Africa: Interrogating the viability of non-treaty mechanisms (Laurence Juma)
  • Suppressing Piracy: The Nigerian Example (Ugbudian Lucky Igohosa)
  • Arms Control and Insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria: Implications on National Security (Kinge Ruth Fanny)
  • Language as a Tool for Countering Violent Extremism: Mobilisation against the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria (Baba Mai Bello)
  • The Role of Social Media in Influencing Radicalization (Case Study of Majengo-Nairobi, Kenya) (Nesteha Hussein Hubi)


Saturday October 26, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

12:30pm

Lunch
Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tents outside of USIU Auditorium

1:30pm

African Foreign Policy III
Presenters:
  • The ‘historicity of Parliaments’ in Southern Africa’ (Innocent Batsani-Ncube)
  • Narratives of cocaine and investment: Crafting a discursive hegemony in social protection policymaking in Kenya (Marion Ouma)
  • ‘Developmental State’ as an Alternative Development Path in Ethiopia: Miracle or Mirage (Ali Mohammed Seid Ali)
  • Overcoming Leadership Deficit in Nigeria: Lessons from Concept of Omoluabi in Yoruba South-West, Nigeria (Omitola Bolaji Olumuyiwa)
  • The Individual in Decision Making Theory: Some Perspective on Jakaya Kikwete’s Presidency in Tanzania’s Foreign Policy (Nicodemus Minde)

Moderator
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Nicodemus Minde

PhD Candidate, USIU - Africa

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Interrogating African Gender Hierarchies and Decolonising Gender
Presenters:
  • African feminist critique: decolonizing gender (Arnfred Signe)
  • Mothering in the ‘Decolonial Moment’: Exploring Narratives of Mothering in Moments of Social Transformation (Majombozi Ziyanda)
  • Maintaining Female Subordination Amidst the Rastafari Liberation Agenda (Ramtu Marie)
  • Messaging Tabooed Topics on Sexuality to an African Audience (Fiona Nzingo)

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Fiona Nzingo

Social Media Manager Love Matters Africa, RNW LOVE MATTERS AFRICA PROJECT
Love Matters is a non-profit that provides easy-to-access information and news about sexuality and sexual health. we use a sex positive approach to engage our online communities to talk about sexuality and gender rights. to help them making more informed choices in their lives.ht... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Presenters:
  • Environmental Entitlements: Dynamism of Conflicts over Scarce Resources in the Yedzaram Valley (Aminu Buba Bakari)
  • Climate Smart Agriculture, Resilience Building And Food Security In The Eastern Cape, South Africa (Moyo Philani)
  • Rethinking Agrarian Knowledge in Africa: Taking a Journey with Sam Moyo (Ndhlovu Emmanuel)
  • Can Multiple Knowledge Systems Really Exist in Modern Kenya? A Case Study of Rain Traditions, Machakos, Kenya 2017-2018 (Mickie Mwanzia Koster)
  • Renewable energy for development? The South African case (Boitumelo Malope)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Auditorium

1:30pm

Le tourisme et l’espace urbain (Tourism and the urban space)
Presenters:
  • Une nouvelle approche marketing du musée national camerounais orientée vers les touristes internationaux depuis 2010 (A new marketing strategy for international tourists by the National Museum of Cameroon, since 2010) (Dang Goufard and Paul Derick)
  • La diplomatie touristique du Cameroun. L’apport de la coopération bilatérale, multilatérale et décentralisée au développement de l’industrie du tourisme (1991-2014) (Diplomatictourism in Cameroon.
  • The contribution of bilateral, multilateral and decentralisation to the development of the touristindustry (1991- 2014) (Dang Goufan and Paul Derrick)
  • Belonging or exclusion? Discussing the resettlement process of two Mozambican social groups from rural to urban area through tourism and performance (Ferrara Gianira and Rosa Tolla)
  • Slum Tourism: A Comparative Analysis of Kibera and Dharavi (Joan Kimani and Yvonne lngui)
  • Homestay Facilities in Rural Kenya and their Influence on Demand for Conventional Hotels (Mary Mutisya and Maureen Kangu)

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Rosa Tolla

PhD in Cultural Anthropology, University of Naples, Federico II
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Maureen Kangu

Assistant Professor, Marketing, United States International University - Africa


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Library Conference Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Incubating a Next Generation Epistemic and Practise Community: a study of the African Leadership Centre
Presenters:
  • A longitudinal stocktaking of the African Leadership Centre’s pathways and guardrails to transformation  ('Funmi Olonisakin and Shuvai Nyoni)
  • Appropriating of African Agency in International Relations (Moses Tofa and 'Funmi Olonisakin)
  • Methods and approaches to studying and analysing future peace, future people and future states in Africa (Damilola Adegoke)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

The African University: Thought and Practice II
Presenters:
  • Understanding and Teaching Ancient Egypt in Its African Context: Pedagogical Approaches (Shomarka O.Y. Keita)
  • Incorporating Indigenous Education Pedagogies in a Contemporary Formal Education: An Option for Addressing Graduate Unemployment (Isabirye James)
  • The African Mind: An Anti-Cartesian Approach to Teaching and Learning (Ndlovu Morgan)
  • Has the African education system ignored African knowledge? What recommendations do you have for its inclusion? (Moinina Victor)
  • Domestication of Sociology in Africa (Abdullahi Muhammad Maigari)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

The Politics Of Museums and Cultural Heritage
Presenters:
  • Unchanging museums in a changing world : Towards Poverty Eradication Through Zimbabwe's Site Museums (Nyambiya Humphrey)
  • Rekindling the Pride of Africa’s Current and Future Communities and their under-appreciated Heritage through Rejuvenated African Architectural Semiotics (Birabi Allan Kenneth)
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Question of Sustainability in Nigeria (Shallangwa Zainab Musa)
  • Advocating positive traditional culture to eradicate harmful aspects of traditional culture for development of Africa ( Norah Hashim Msuya)
  • DITSONG Natural History Museums; Drivers of Reconstruction of the Past and Nation Building (Umoh Samuel)
  • Crafting a Nation through Monuments: Kenya’s National Identity (Lydia Muthuma)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

In French language and Portuguese: L'identité Africaine et le développement (African Identity and Development)
Presenters:
  • La réappropriation de l’historiographie africaine à travers l’enseignement des langues nationales ; vecteur de renaissance pour l’Afrique: enjeux et défis (The reappropriation of Africanhistoriographythrough the teaching of national languages: renaissance pathway for Africa; issues and challenges) - (Patrick Romuald JieJie)
  • Aoler os textosportugueses dos finais do seculo XVIII eaprimeirametade do seculo XIX depara-se comumacertadeprsclacao e africantzacao do homemcabo-verdiano. As formas de sociabilidade (Santos Danilo)
  • L’africanité des africains et le développement socio-économique de l’Afrique (The africanness of africans and the socio-economic development of Africa. (Martin MiloloNsenda)
  • La masculinitéet le féminisme au Congo: entre le passé et l’avenir (Feminism and masculinity in Congo: between the past and the future) (Kagina Senga Benjamin)
  • Comportements à risque et les facteurs de la vulnérabilité aux VIH/ MST chez les jeunes à Kinshasa (Risk behaviour factors for HIV and STD’s among the youth in Kinshasha: Gender theory (Justin Beya)
  •  Les alliances interethniques et le maintien de la paix sociale en Côte d’Ivoire (Seydou Ouattara)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Moving Beyond Securitization towards meaningful Youth Engagement in Africa
Presenters:
  • “Context Matters”: Reflections on Preventing and Countering Youth Violent Extremism in the IGAD Region (Sunday Okello Angoma)
  • Understanding Mechanisms for Preventing and Countering Violent extremism in the IGAD Region (Truphena Mukuna)
  • Towards a gendered strategy for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Insights from women’s experiences in Tanzania and Kenya (Richard Faustine Sambaiga)
  • Women in the making of place:  Social networks and surviving the gang streets (Hameeder Parker & Rosette Vuniga)
  • Negotiating the Space of Youth in Violent Conflicts: The case of Tanzania and Kenya (William John Walwa)


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

1:30pm

Regional and International Approaches to Peace, Conflict and Security in Africa I
Presenters:
  • Challenges to Conflict Management In West Africa: A Study Of The Ecowas Interventions In Liberia And Cote d’Ivoire. (Emmanuel Ampomah)
  • Regionalism and the Multi-national Joint Task Force in Fight against Insurgency in Lake Chad Basin (Agbo Uchechukwu Johnson)
  • The regional integration–conflict/war nexus (Bundala Ntogwa Ng'habi)
  • The Re-Entry Phenomenon in Peace Interventions: The Case of Kenya, 2008 -2017 (Muema Wambua)
  • Somalia in the Age of the War on Terror: An Analysis of Violent Events and International Intervention between 2007 and 2017 (Christopher Zambakari)

Moderator
Presenters
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Emmanuel Ampomah

Masters Candidate, University of Cape Town
Emmanuel Ampomah is currently completing his master's degree in International Relations with the University of Cape Town. Prior to this, he had completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science with the University of Ghana. He is interested in conducting research... Read More →
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Muema Wambua

Student, International Relations, United States International University-Africa
Muema Wambua is the author of “The Ethnification of Electoral Conflicts in Kenya: Options for Positive Peace” and “Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding: The ICC and TJRC Processes in Kenya.” He has a keen interest in peace and conflict research, in particular, on international... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

African Governance: Approaches and Experiences I
Presenters:
  • Decentralisation: Road to Development or Bridge to Nowhere? Estimating the Effect of Devolution on Public Goods Provision in Kenya (Lockhart Kurtis)
  • Governance and Political Development in Nigeria: A Study of Nasarawa South Senatorial District, 2011-2018 (Egwu Michael)
  • Democracy, Authoritarian liberalism and emergence in West Africa (Hinnougnon Nathaniel Kitti)
  • The Institution of the Ombudsman in Africa with Special Reference to the Maghreb. An Example of Tool of Democracy? (Tamburini Francesco)
  • Development and Development Politics in Africa 9Adiele Chukwumaobi Jirinwayo)

Moderator
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Political Participation, Elections and Transitions in Africa I
Presenters:
  • Survey Research in Kenyan Politics: Acceptance, Distortion or Rejection? (Thomas Wolf)
  • Media Framing of Kenyan Women Politicians: An Analysis of the Newspapers’ Framing of Women Politicians in pre- and post-2017 Marred General Election (Mudavadi Kevin)
  • Jijiinkom: The best political system for Africans (Ndengwe Francois)
  • The Political Economy of Merchandisation of Votes in Nigeria: The Case of 2018 Ekiti Gubernatorial Elections (Oluwasuji Olawole)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Youth & Afrofutures
Presenters:
  • Call it Scamming or ‘Sakawa:’ How a Young People Negotiate Response to the Riddle of Abjection in Waithood (Aggrey Kwesi)
  • Family Bond, Depression, and Suicide among Youths in Lagos, Nigeria (Ayodele Johnson Oluwole)
  • Youth in Africa as the future (Noxolo NomfundoKhuzwayo)
  • Youth political engagement and the reclamation of public space in contemporary politics in Africa (Sittoni Rachel)
  • Contested Rituals of Black Girlhood: Power, Violence & the Transition to Adulthood in Downtown Kingston (Sadiyah Malcolm)
  • Risky Sexual Behavior Among in-School Youths: The Influence of Pornography Use and Socio-Environmental Factors on Students in Assosa General Secondary School and College Prepatory, Western Ethiopia (Alem Zenaw)

Moderator
MK

Mary Kinyanjui

University of Nairobi

Presenters
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Kwesi Aggrey

University of Education, Winneba
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Rachel Sittoni

PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
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Sadiyah Malcolm

Doctoral Student, University of Michigan


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Library Conference Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Management of Higher Education Institutions
Presenters:
  • Effectiveness of Decision-Making Approaches by Academic Unit Managers on Academics’ Performance (Okongo Wilberforce)
  • The Effect of Autocratic Decision-Making by on Work Performance of Ugandan Academics (Okongo Wilberforce)
  • Higher Education and its contribution to Poverty Eradication in Africa (Mandalu, Martin Petro)
  • Revitalisation of higher in Zimbabwe: ‘STEM’ as a trajectory to sustainable socio-economic transformation (Vincent Itai Tanyanyiwa)
  • Influence of Quality Service Delivery dimensions on performance of universities on performance of universities in Kenya (Soko Jeketule)
  • Challenges And Opportunities Of Open Distance And Electronic Learning (Odel) In Higher Education In Kenya: Addie Model Perspective (Ochieng Pamela)
  • Counselors' Enrollment to Professional Associations: The West Versus Kenya (Peterson Kimiru Mwangi)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School LT2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

The African University: Thought and Practice III
Presenters:
  • Constructing Identities in an Academic Setting: A Study of Newly Appointed Lecturers of the University of Education, Winneba (Akosua Asantewaa Anane)
  • Uptake and Implementation of Public Private Partnerships for Educational Infrastructure Development in Zimbabwe’s State Universities (Massimo Charles)
  • Student mobility, brain drain and the internationalization of higher education in SADC: Problems, benefits and future prospects (Mlambo Victor)
  • Exploring Youth Agency in Uganda’s Youth Livelihoods Program: A Social-Cultural and Historical Perspective on Mindset Change (Lynda Esther Nakalawa)

Moderator
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Women and Cinematic Education in Kenya
Presenters:
  • Wanjiru Kinyanjui – Multimedia University, Chair of Film and Animation Department
  • Judith Okello – Head od Film Production – Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
  • Njoki Muhoho – Head of Multichoice Talent Academy - Kenya
  • Victoria Goro – Ag Director, Kenya Film School


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Working Effectively with Journals
This plenary is an informational session for scholars seeking to publish their work, part three of a three-part sequence. In this session, journal editors and prospective authors will have an opportunity to discuss best practices for working with journals. We will highlight the value-added of reviewing for journals as a precursor to submitting an article for consideration. We will discuss what revise and resubmit really means, and we will talk about how to respond to reviewer criticism. Journal editors will be available to provide their perspective on how they like to work with authors.

This session is sponsored by: African Studies Review

Journals represented:
Africa
Africa Today
African Studies Review
Canadian Journal of African Studies
Journal of African Cultural Studies
Review of African Political Economy

Presenters
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Benjamin Lawrance

Chief Editor, University of Arizona

Sponsors

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Auditorium Backroom USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

African Languages III
Presenters:
  • The Treatment of Indigenous Languages in Kenya’s Pre- and Post-independent Education Commissions and in the Constitution of 2010 (Martin Njoroge)
  • The Way To Decoloniality Through African Languages (Lolt) (Seanego Morobadi Johannes)
  • Sheng And The Question Of Mother Tongue Education In Kenya: New Curriculum (CBC), Fresh Opportunity. (Githiora Chege)
  • Shona taboos as a form of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (Maxwell Kadenge)
  • Rethinking the Management of African Linguistic Plurality: Emerging Perspectives in Language Management (Francois Baimada Gigla)
  • Vipi Mashoga? Au Semeni Mafala! : Rethinking Vulgarity among Young Kenyans (Michael Gathonjia Wairungu)
  • African Languages and Orature: Analysis of Rukiga proverbs that denigrate women (Constance Tukwasibwe)

Moderator
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Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Auditorium

3:15pm

Slavery, War, Violence, and Crime in African Literature
Presenters:
  • Trajectories of Resistance against Slavery in the past and the present-Ngugi wa Thiongo (Alemayehu Getnet)
  • From Slavery to Colonialism: The Registration of Slave and Freed Africans in Portuguese Mozambique, 1854-1878 (Domingues da Silva Daniel )
  • Women and Social insecurity in Cameroon: A study of selected Poems from Some Cameroon Anglophone Writers (Elizabet Ayuk Etyang)
  • Oral Histories of Kenyan Military Service in the Second World War (Mutisya Victoria Mutheu)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU TV Room 1 (Freida Brown Building) USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

African Migration III
Presenters:
  • The Dynamics Of Identity And Placemaking Among The Somali Diaspora In Nairobi And Johannesburg (Nereida Ripero-Muñiz)
  • Role of humanitarianism in sustaining refugee vulnerability: Case of Somalis at Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya (Fred Nyongesa Ikanda)
  • Assessing Climate Change as a Factor Affecting Asylum Seeking and Refugee Status (Perpetua Angima)
  • Belonging Beyond Borders: Cultural Connections of The African Diaspora to Ghana (Mjiba Frehiwot and Harriet Boateng Aduako)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Regional and International Approaches to Peace, Conflict and Security in Africa II
Presenters:
  • The Role of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Protecting Civilians (Christopher Zambakari)
  • #OurMumuDonDo of Nigeria (Akpojivi Ufuoma)
  • The War Against Terrorism and Security policy making in Sub-Sahara Africa: reflections from Ghana (Kafui Tsekpo)
  • The Fallacy of Peacebuilding via Democratisation (Rwengabo Sabatiano)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

3:15pm

Violence, Victimology and Systems of (In)justice I
Presenters:
  • Colonialism and a State of Violence in Eastern Congo (David Muinga)
  • The injustice of truth commissions: The case of the Kenyan TJRC (Gabrielle Lynch)
  • Living-together and Language Rights: Lessons from Cameroon courtrooms (Dissake Koumassol Midinette Endurence)
  • Rethinking the President’s Declaration of Emergency: Examining Ways to increase Women’s Access to Justice in Sierra Leone (M'Cormack-Hale Fredline)


Saturday October 26, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

4:45pm

Break
Saturday October 26, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm
USIU Auditorium Foyer USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Governance: Approaches and Experiences II
Presenters:
  • Africa and dysfunctional democratic practice: A Review of core issues (Fakanbi Kehinde Ernest)
  • Unrecognized Democratic Practices in a Disputed Democratic System: Case of Traditional Chieftaincy in Cameroon (Ngwoh Venantius Kum)
  • Edge of Ethnic Federalism, Prospects and Glooms in the Post-1991 Ethiopia (Amare Abrham)
  • The Influence of Indigenous Administration on Post-Independence Administration in Africa: A Need for Reversal? (Jason Nkyabonaki)
  • Democratizing Elections through Electoral Management Bodies in Kenya: A Contextual Analysis 1992- 2017 (Sylvia Wakene Muriuki)

Moderator
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Sylvia Wakene Muriuki

United States International University- Africa

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU BS1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Political Participation, Elections and Transitions in Africa II
Presenters:
  • Security Agencies and Electoral Processes in Africa: A Review of Elections in Nigeria, 2015-2019 (Kinge Ruth Fanny)
  • Electoral commissions in Africa: Process and paradoxes (Hinnougnon Nathaniel Kitti)
  • Epistemological reflection on electoral mobilisation in Bamako, Mali (Traoré Laure)
  • Historic Pattern of Democracy and Democratic Transitions in Ghana and Nigeria (Harrison Adewale Idowu)
  • Evaluating Political Party Manifestos And Governance In Ghana From 2012 To 2018 (Ama Boatemaa Ofori-Birikorang and Akua Konadu-Dwomoh)

Moderator
Presenters
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Harrison Adewale Idowu

PhD Student, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
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Ama Boatemaa Ofori-Birikorang

University of Education, Winneba
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Akua Konadu-Dwomoh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Feminism(s): Theory Building from African Women's Lived Realities
Presenters:
  • Interrogating Njeri KInyanjui's Utu-feminism (Njoki Wamai)
  • Women Negotiating Urban Transport in Kenya (Linet Khamasi)
  • Fatma Ali
  • ‘Is it a crime for me to have sexual feelings?’:  Social media’s impact on being a young woman with disabilities’ in higher education in Kenya (Alice Gathoni)

Moderator
MK

Mary Kinyanjui

University of Nairobi

Presenters
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University
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Alice Gathoni

Open University-UK


Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School LT1 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

African Education and Afro Futures
Presenters:
  • Beyond Conventional Learning: Implications for sociocultural perspectives (Ebuyu, Francis)
  • Beyond Orthodox Retention Discourse: Re-examining why Academics stay in Uganda’s Public Universities (Nansamba Joyce)
  • Diapora Academics Engagement in Eritrean Higher Education Institutions: Current Conditions and Future Trends (Tsegay Samson Maekele)
  • Research and publication and the Language Question: Perspectives from two African Flagship Universities (Yallew, Addisalem Tebikew)
  • Indigenous Cultural Education: Re-Discovering the Treasure Africa Lost to Faith-based Denominational Schooling using Uganda as a Case Study (Bernard Luwerekera)
  • Matigari Book Club: Raising Consciousness among Kenyan Youth (Juliet Wanjira)


Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B3 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Education and Language Pedagogy
Presenters:
  • Floating histories. Deconstruction of a tropical pictorialism (Maica Gugolati)
  • Postcolonial theory and Organizational discourse as the foundation of a truly African film and media training in Kenya (Silvester Kisila James Mutua)
  • Colonial Education in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) - (Donald Peter Chimanikire)
  • Whose knowledge?: Reading Jamaican textbooks (Anderson Moji)
  • Politeness in Teacher/Student Interactions in a Kenyan Secondary School Context and Implications for Pedagogy in Communication Skills (Joyce Wangia and Lydia A. Otonde)


Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B5 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

International Intervention and Peacekeeping Missions in Africa
Presenters:
  • Somalia in the Age of the War on Terror: An Analysis of Violent Events and International Intervention between 2007 and 2017 (Christopher Zambakari)
  • The International Criminal Court’s ‘Africa problem’ and de-escalation of the justice cascade (Geoffrey Lugano)
  • Language as a Tool for Countering Violent Extremism: Mobilisation against the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria (Baba Mai Bello)
  • Can community policing be used for countering violent extremism? Insights from Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya (John Githigaro)

Moderator
JG

John Githigaro

St. Paul’s University

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B4 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

5:00pm

Violence, Victimology and Systems of (In)justice II
Presenters:
  • Where the Rain Began to Beat Achebe's Heroes: Resistance of Gender Inclusivity and Tragic End In Achebe's novels (Muneeni Jeremiah Muneeni)
  • Exploring Gender Justice and Women’s Political Influence in Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Africa (Matandela Mbalenhle)
  • Coustomer is King at the Border; Interrogating Power and Violence Between Sex Workers and Clients (Animashaun Elizabeth Modupe)
  • Democratic Embodiment: How States Compete In International Arenas To (Un)Authorise ‘embodied’ Forms Of Gender And Sexuality (Kwaku Adomako)

Moderator
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Kwaku Adomako

Doctoral Candidate, University of Lausanne
I am PhD candidate in Social Sciences with a focus on Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Attached to the Gender Centres of both the University of Lausanne, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at Geneva, I study the... Read More →

Presenters

Saturday October 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
USIU Business School B2 USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

7:30pm

Official Closing Ceremony and Banquet
Remarks by Dr. Wangui wa Goro (Chair of the Pius Adesanmi Prize for Excellence in African Writing)
Remarks from Pius Adesanmi Prize for Excellence in African Writing 2019 Winner

Keynote by: Professor Funmi Olonisakin (King's College, London)

Moderator: Dr. Mshai Mwangola (African Leadership Centre)

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Prize plaque was made by Stephen Allotey.
Stephen Allotey was born in Jamestown, Accra. Allotey is a sculptor and a painter which portraiture and figure has been his interest, inspiration and focus and he has continued to study through a strong foundation in drawing. Through the exploration of the language of the human face, he has been able to capture exaggerated facial expressions, subtle gesture and the expression of emotions and attitudes to thus encapsulate and portray varying aspects of the human condition. One admirable feature of Allotey's work is his deliberate intention to distort and still attain resemblance. His main medium of expression is clay which he models in the presence of keen-eyed audience without any stress or tension whatsoever. Stephen Allotey is inspired by nature and the heroic in mankind and animals which he is moved to express the vitality, beauty, grace and strength of their portraits in their varied shapes, sizes, abilities and functions.

Contacts: @allosculptStudio on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Moderator
MM

Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA

Presenters
WW

Wangui wa Goro

IKM Researcher and Convenor of Sidensi Dialogues
FO

Funmi Olonisakin

Professor of Security, Leadership and Development, King's College London


Saturday October 26, 2019 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Jambo Ballroom, Safari Park Hotel Thika Rd, Thika, Kenya
 


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