10th Annual Young Africanist Conference International meet organised by ASA India Young Scholars in Collaboration with Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on “Options of Africa in Corona Crisis Under AFRICOM and Financial Clout of China: Comparative Challenges and Opportunities of Engagement with Global South” on 5th June 2020, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Indian local Time) Hosted Via WebEx App at African Studies Centre, JNU. To Register, please send your email to- secretariate.asa@gmail.com Registration closes at sharp 7: 00 PM, India Time on 2nd June 2020
Recent Conferences
International Webinar on May 5th 2020
Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Conference to Establish Asian Africannist Network at Seoul, Korea on 27-29 April 2012
Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies” 27th September 2011,Conference Room-001 School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University
Talk by Nigerian Foreign Minister on 17th April 2011 at 5 PM
International seminar on 'India-Africa Enduring Partnership: Emerging Areas of Co-operation' at Mumbai organised by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) and Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai on 2-3 March, 2011
Round Table on "Democratic Tremors in North Africa: Implications for India", 9th February 2011 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
International Seminar on India and South Africa: Political, Economic, Strategic and Diaspora Relations, 2-3 December, 2010 in collaboration with ASA India and IIC
Lecture cum discussion with Highcommissioner of the Republic of Gambia, 9th November 2010
Round Table on China and Africa: Perspective from India on 7th September 2010 at SIS, JNU
A talk by Prof. Peggy Levitt, 18 August 2010 at IIC
Teaching , Researching and Resourcing African Studies in India" on 19th March 2010 at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
International Seminar on “India and Africa: An Emerging Partnership” SIOS and Teen Murti Bhavan in Collaboration with ASA India on 4-5th March 2010, Inaguration by External Affairs Minister Mr. S. M. Krishna and Valedictory by MOS Sashi Tharoor
International Seminar on India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development organized by African Studies Association of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & IIC on 9-10 Feb. 2010
South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009
International Seminar on India and SADC: Role and Importance of South Africa’ , Organised by African Studies Association of India and Punjabi University on 9-10 October 2009 at Punjabi University, Patiala.
International Seminar on India and North Africa under Globalization’ Organised by African Studies Association of India and Academy of Academy of Third World Studies on 18-19 February 2009 at JMI New Delhi.
1.Name:                       The name of the institute shall be the “POLICY
                           RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE AFRICAN  
                           STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF  INDIA (PRIASA)”,
                           herein after referred to as the “Institute” or
2.Office:                      The office of the Institute shall be situated at:
                                              19 -A , Ground  Floor,
                               DDA, Phase II, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi -110016
                                              Contact email:    office@priasa.in  
3.Area of Work:          All India.
4.Aims and Objectives:  The Aims and Objectives of the Institute are as follows:
(a)   PRIASA is being established as a no-profit institute by the African Studies Association of India (ASA India), registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860, with registration number S/47140/2003 dated 3 October 2003, to carry out its mandate on research and publication (and such other activities as might be deemed appropriate), as envisaged by the establishment of an Institute of African Studies in the Memorandum of Association of ASA India.
(b)  The Institute will carry out this research and publication mandate under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Council of the African Studies Association of India (ASA India).
(c)   Research and publications will be the mainstay of PRIASA’s activities. It will promote and conduct research for building a knowledge base on Africa, as well as on Indian affairs as it relates to Africa, in order to promote understanding between India and Africa. It will conduct studies in the political, socio-economic, international relations, cultural and related fields, with a view to promoting India-Africa relations.
(d)  The Institute will serve as a forum to debate important aspects of African and Indian affairs, as well as India-Africa co-operation. PRIASA will also conduct national and international conferences, seminars, study-group courses, lectures, round tables, workshops, and other similar activities in pursuance of its mandate: 
(i)   to develop policy options for the improvement of policy-making and to provide research and advisory services to governments, public bodies, businesses, and other institutions, including international agencies, on matters having a bearing on the performance and optimum use of resources for the social, economic and cultural  development of both India and Africa;
(ii)   to engage the public sphere in policy debates, and to create a community of researchers on the subject area of India and Africa;
(iii) to disseminate information on policy issues through the publication of reports, pamphlets, and other literature, including research papers, journals, and books;
(iv) to establish and maintain library and documentation services in order to facilitate the development of African studies in India; and
(v)    to provide research and advisory services to the private sector (business corporations, investment bankers, chambers of commerce and industry, and financial institutions) on investment and trade-related matters in the pursuit of stronger India-Africa ties, geared towards the socio-economic development of African continent.             
Programme Announcements
International Webinar on 15th May 2020
International Webinar on 5th May 2020
Conference on "India and Africa in 21st Century: Experiences and Issues of Governance, Development and Foreign Policies" by PRIASA, New Delhi and OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 11 December 2014 at OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Development, Diaspora and International Relations of African Countries at Walkite University, Ethiopia on 10th December 2014
India and Africa: Developmental Experiences and Bilateral Cooperation”at Walkito University on 8-9 December 2014