Support for 20 Graduate Students Will Enrich Policy-relevant Research on Africa
Kevin Dias

Through short-term academic opportunities, the Africa Initiative is supporting 10 Africa-based and 10 Canada-based graduate students with over $200,000 in funding to facilitate research on critical issues facing Africa.

Watch the Video on the Africa Portal's Contribution to Research

A significant aspect of the Africa Portal is its contribution to supporting research on African-related issues. In particular, the publications in the online library are important for scholarship in several distinct areas of critical importance to Africa. The Opinion and Analysis section is another section of the Africa Portal valued by researchers for its current coverage of African issues. In this video, the difference the Africa Portal is making in the lives of researchers is explained in clear and vivid language.

Listen to the Radio Interview on Africa Portal Prospects in the Digital Age

Since the Africa Portal became operational last year, a record number of visitors have accessed it from a variety of locations around the world. Most significantly, users from Africa are well represented in this global demographic. In an age where accessing the Internet on mobile devices is increasing, Radio Canada International’s Awa Dlodlo explores the prospects of the Portal in this interview.

Read the Press Release on Africa Portal As a Research Hub of Significance

The Africa Portal today celebrates a significant milestone, as project members and content partners mark the first anniversary of the online hub and significant successes along the way. Officially launched on November 25, 2010, the Africa Portal is an online knowledge resource that offers open access to a suite of features aimed to equip users with research and information on Africa’s current policy issues.

Marking an Important Milestone

The Africa Portal continues to occupy a significant space as a knowledge resource on African-related issues. On this link, watch an interesting video on the Africa Portal and read more about achievements in the past year.

Fill out the Africa Portal Survey

The Africa Portal is conducting a survey that will help improve the quality of content on the site and ensure that users’ expectations are met. We are asking our esteemed users to take a few minutes to answer this survey. Information collected from the survey is strictly confidential.

Innovative Research, Accessibility Behind Africa Portal's Success

With over 35,000 unique visitors since its launch in November 2010, the Africa Portal has been providing users with open access to a suite of features including an online library collection; a resource for opinion and analysis; an experts directory; and an international events calendar. This month the Africa Portal was launched in South Africa by one of its partners, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). To learn more about this online resource, Kevin Dias speaks to CIGI’s Erica Dybenko, program manager for the Africa Initiative, the program overseeing the Africa Portal.

Climate Change and Conflict: Where to for Conflict Sensitive Climate Adaptation in Africa?

At this experts seminar organized by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), social scientists and other researchers who have been working to understand and scrutinize the linkages between climate change and conflict in Africa will present a variety of papers on climate and conflict challenges and interventions in Africa. As well, papers examining the development of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures that are conflict sensitive will also be presented. The seminar will take place in Durban, South Africa.