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Saturday, July 8 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 pm (JST)

5th CEECS/ The 110 KUAS/The 18th KUAS-TUFS/The 13th IAfP/ The 8th LS Research Seminar AY2023 Summer Seminar: Global Health and African Area Studies

5th CEECS/ The 110 KUAS/The 18th KUAS-TUFS/The 13th IAfP/ The 8th LS Research Seminar AY2023 Summer Seminar: Global Health and African Area Studies This seminar aims to provide an understanding of global health in Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective through the outcomes of public health, midwifery, and environmental engineering. Based on the features of African area studies, such as the local issues-oriented fieldwork, we will also examine the possibility of working with local people to engage in practical activities. ◆Speaker:Mirgissa Kaba (AAU/KU) Dorkasi MWAKaWanda (HU) Hidenori Harada (KU) ◆Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.(JST) ◆Number of participants: 300 (Number of participants at the venue: 75) ◆Venue: Conference Room 15B, TKP Shinbashi Conference Center, 15th floor10-16F, Sachi Building, 1-3-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo https://www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/cc-shimbashi-uchisaiwaicho/access/ ◆Format: High-flex (face-to-face + online)  ◆Target audience: Young researchers, faculty, students, and others interested in international health and African studies ◆Registration form for Summer Seminar: Global Health and African Area Studies→Deadline: July, 7th 12:00 ◆Language: English (interpreters will be provided) ◆Fee: free [Program] 13:00-13:10 Opening remarks 13:10-13:50 "Holistic palliative care as a global health concern: The case of Ethiopia" Mirgissa Kaba (AAU/KU) 13:50-13:55 Ouestions & Comments 13:55-14:25 "Medical local knowledge and safety from the perspective of nurse-midwives in Tanzania' Dorkasi MWAKaWanda (HU) 14:25-14:30 Ouestions & Comments 14:30-14:50 "Roles of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and a health risk visualization approach" Hidenori Harada (KU) 14:50-14:55 Ouestions & Comments 14:55-15:00 Closing remarks ■contact:jam.young.researchers@gmail.com
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第5回CEECS/第110回KUAS/第18回KUAS-TUFS/第13回IAfP/ 第8回「生涯学」セミナー   2023年度 サマーセミナー:国際保健とアフリカ地域研究
May, 24, 2023
17:40~19:10 (JST)

The 77th "The Africa Industrious and Industrial Revolutions: What are the Triggers and Enablers?"

◆Speaker: Prof. Horman Chitonge (Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - TUFS / Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town) ◆Title: The Africa Industrious and Industrial Revolutions: What are the Triggers and Enablers? ◆Abstract: In the context of the enduring challenges of industrial development on the African continent, some analysts have been asking whether Africa can industrialise. In this lecture, I argue that the question is not whether Africa can industrial; but whether the triggers and enablers of an industrial revolution in Africa exist. ◆Date & Time: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 17:40~19:10 (JST) / 8:40~10:10 (GMT) ◆Venue: Onsite (Room 212 at Research and Lecture Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) & Online (Zoom Meeting) ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆Pre-registration is required. Please visit here for registration by May 22, 2023. The application will be closed as soon as the capacity reaches 30 for onsite and 300 for online. We will send the Zoom Meeting information to the registered email address by May 24, 2023 in the morning. ◆Jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS and Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies 【Report】 We held the 77th seminar in a hybrid style and 17 participated on-site while 40 participated online. Prof. Horman Chitonge gave his presentation on 'The Africa Industrious and Industrial Revolutions: What are the Triggers and Enablers?', being followed by lively discussion among Japanese and African scholars.
ASC Seminars
第77回「The Africa Industrious and Industrial Revolutions: What are the Triggers and Enablers?」
March 6 - 7, 2023

UG-TUFS Seminar 2023 (the Joint Seminar with University of Ghana and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

UG-TUFS Joint Seminar General theme: State and Rural Resource Management in Africa Dates: Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Venue: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana (Legon campus) The two-day joint seminar counted 41 presenters in total from 12 universities and research institutions in 7 countries. Participants enjoyed intensive discussions. Ghana seminar programme.pdf List of presenters.pdf Pre-meeting events Date & Time: 1st pre-meeting Friday, July 22, 2022 9:00-10:30 (UTC) / 18:00-19:30 (JST) 2nd pre-meeting Friday, December 16, 2022 9:00-10:30 (UTC) / 18:00-19:30 (JST) Venue: Online (closed) Greetings from the organizer African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC-TUFS) has made various efforts to construct and develop academic networks with African research and educational institutions. In this context, joint seminars were organized in 2018 and 2020 with the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa and the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS), Rwanda, respectively. We plan to organize the next joint seminar in March 2023, in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana. The objectives of the joint seminar are threefold. First, it aims to promote research and publications via the exchange of different perspectives from various countries. In particular, the topic of rural resource management has been emphasized in our discussion. A selection of papers, from those presented in the seminars, have been published in the ASC-TUFS Working Papers series. In addition, the joint seminars led to certain publications, including Shinichi Takeuchi ed. African Land Reform Under Economic Liberalisation: States, Chiefs, and Rural Communities. Singapore: Springer, 2022. Second, a key objective of the seminar is to strengthen the academic network. In the first joint seminar with UP, 22 scholars from six countries made presentations, while 24 scholars from eight countries participated in the second joint seminar with PIASS. The academic network built up thus far, has produced rich and varied results through cooperation. The third objective is to nurture young scholars. Since the first joint seminar, we have invited a number of Ph.D. students and post-doc researchers, to provide them with opportunities for presentation, discussion, and publication. The general theme of the next seminar, State and rural resource management in Africa, is similar to the previous ones. The center of our research interests is the dynamics of rural resource management and comparative studies within different settings. The topic is of great importance, considering the recent evolution of the political economy in Africa. Meanwhile, a broader range of presentations will be allowed in the seminar. I sincerely hope that the joint seminar will provide all participants with an arena for fruitful discussion as well as active networking, and will contribute to producing stimulating research results. Shinichi TakeuchiDirector, African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Participant institutions (tentative) University of Ghana Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Eduardo Mondlane University Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) University of Cape Town The UG-TUFS joint seminar is financially supported by the following research projects: Rural resource management and the state in Africa: Comparative analysis of Ghana and Rwanda (JSPS Grants-in-aid 19KK0031) Revisiting the African states: Thinking from the perspective of rural areas (JSPS Grants-in-aid 21H04390)
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Kurayami Festival in Fuchu

May 4, 2023
It was an amazing night. TUFS students were invited to participate in the Kurayami festival in Fuchu. Mr. Nakano and his sister were great supporters for the student exchange program between African universities and TUFS. Five exchange students (Themba and Annet from University of Zambia, Patrick, Amisi, and Ines from PIASS), one master course (Peace and Conflict Studies) student (Shukulu from PIASS), and Professor Horman Chitonge (invited researcher from the University of Cape Town) participated in the Kurayami festival, a great annual festival held by the Ohkunitama Shrine in Fuchu city. The Happis (traditional cloth for festivals) were presented by Mr. Nakano to the students, who loved the style. With Mr. Nakano and his sister. Huge drums and massive crowds in the festival. Thanks to the arragement of Mr. Nakano, we had a chance to draw a Dashi (festival car). It was a really great experience for the students. Many many thanks to Mr. Nakano and her sister. It was really a wonderful night. Here is the report written by Amissi from PIASS (Rwanda). Amissi KURAYAMI FESTIVAL.pdf