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December 13, 2023

(Re)centering the commons in Africa around the territories and cultures of local communities

The Africa branch of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) invites you to participate in the 3rd edition of the webinar on the theme: “(Re)centering the commons in Africa around the territories and cultures of local communities” . Continuing the cycle of webinars started in 2022 around the same theme, this scientific event shares the strategic objectives of boosting networking opportunities between researchers and practitioners and above all enriching the debate about the commons in Africa.

Equally in line with the work undertaken within the IASC, this webinar aims to contribute to the reflections sparked by the last biennial conference held in Nairobi from June 19 to 24, 2023. On this, a major idea consists in evolving beyond the original conceptualization of the commons by allocating their apprehension as a process in its own dynamic. In this sense, it is a question of extending the field of analysis to integrate the commons which are actually developing in various territories, including urban spaces which remain little investigated by the scientific community. It is still a matter of admitting the need for a conceptual renewal to better understand the social, economic and institutional dynamics that can be identified within socio-ecological systems, while ensuring, of course, articulate this conceptualization with rigorous scientific methods.

Contact Koffi Alinon koffi.alinon@gmail.com for information on how to attend.


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Regional IASC Coordinator Africa

Everisto Mapedza

Senior researcher / social and institutional scientist, International Water Management Institute (Ghana) E-mail Institutional website