CAS- JNU and ASA India Web-Symposium Series on Mapping Africas Global Engagement by Reconfiguring African Studies: Discussion Country: Japan. organised by Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi and African Studies Association of India in collaboration with Institute of International Relations & Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan on Saturday, 5th December 2020, from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM, Indian Standard Time, at WebEx Meet platform hosted at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
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.
Development, Diaspora and International Relations of African Countries at Walkite University, Ethiopia on 10th December 2014
Call for Papers
Concept Note
Development, Diaspora and International Relations of African Countries
In the recent past many counties of Africa are showing a positive growth rate. This economic growth rate is country specific and varies from country to country. The end of cold war and advent of globalisation have presented them with many options and new international partners to choose from. Many countries of Africa are now having growth rate over 5%. Developing countries especially Resource rich African countries have gained importance in the eyes of other influential actors in international trade. The role played by external players both traditional western countries and emergent countries like India, China and Brazil are significant in the development of the African countries. China has been the most active in investing in Africa followed by India in various capacity building programmes. Their role has been significant not only in economic terms but it also influenced the socio-political development as well as the public policies of the respective African governments. 
Globalization in Africa has thrown up, as in other parts of the world, Diasporas as a major resource partner in the development and nation building of African countries. Diasporas within Africa and Diaspora of Africa could become significant financial resources. Iy plays important role in social and political dialogue, advocacy and awareness. As the Diaspora gain more voice and recognition they get more opportunities of participation in the host and home country’s political processes. While Africa faces severe financing constraints for development, remittances by African migrants have become a significant source of capital gain. The remittances by the Diaspora have been increasing every year in Africa. In 2008 it totaled $26 billion which reached to $40 billion in 2012. The funds remitted by African Diaspora are used for different social and development purposes which are evident from their involvement in community development through hometown associations (HTAs) and philanthropic activities in their countries of origin. It also makes them an indispensable human agency for channeling wealth, information, innovative ideas, intellectual capacities and skills and creative business practices to Africa. Though Africa benefits from foreign investments and sizeable diaspora remittances, one of the major challenges faced by the region is to reduce the cost of remittance and channelize this fund for development.
This seminar will focus on understanding development of Africa under globalization, role of Diaspora as a resource in development and developmental support to Africa from the traditional players like the western countries as well from the emerging new players like India, China, and Brazil. The proposed seminar will therefore focus on the following sub-themes, though it will not necessarily be confined to them:
·         Dimensions and issues of Development in Africa
·         Comparative analysis of role and impacts of traditional and emergent powers in the development process of African countries.
·         Role of Diaspora within and Diaspora of African countries  in social, economic and political development of Africa
·         Issues of literary and cultural development in African countries
·         Ethiopia: Issue of Development, Diaspora Engagement and Indo-Ethiopian Relations
Abstracts and Practicalities
The conference organizers are accepting abstracts for the same. Please submit your abstract (Max.250 words) by 10th June 2014. The abstract selection will be communicated by 20th June 2014.  All those whose abstracts are accepted need to submit a draft paper of 500 words by 15th of September 2014 and final paper by 1st November 2014 on emails given below.
There will be no registration fee for the paper presenters. The seminar organizers will provide local hospitality that includes accommodations, all meals during conference, conference kit and local transport during conference to all participants whose draft papers are received by the due dates. Participants will also be allowed to attend international conference on “India and Africa: Developmental Experiences and Bilateral Cooperation” which will be held on 8-9 of December 2014. Doctoral scholars are encouraged to submit paper around their thesis topic but relating to broad conference sub-themes outlined above. While sending your abstract please send your short CV and exact registered Ph. D. thesis topic.  Pleased send your abstract and short CV to Coordinator, copy marked to
Posted on:07-May-2014
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