ANCL Newsflash 17 September 2013

 
URGENT APPEL à l'AIDE / URGENT CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
(ENGLISH BELOW)
 
Chers membres,
 
Nous sommes ravis de vous informer que le RADC a été choisi pour réaliser une recherche sur les tendances régionales de l'odre constitutionnel et l'Etat de droit en Afrique qui sera présenté aux chefs d'Etat de l'Union Africaine en fin Novembre. Il s'agit d'une opportunité pour notre organisation de renforcer son statut d'institution régionale de réflexion regroupant des experts africains.

 Dix membres du RADC originaires de huit pays différents sont entrain de travailler sur ce projet de recherche. Toutefois, nous avons besoin de l'aide des autres membres à propos de deux choses:
1) La documentation: nous n'avons pas été capable de trouver en ligne tout ce que nous voulions.
2) La conduite des interviews au niveau local: nous avons besoin de personnes qui pourront réaliser des interviews dans les pays où l'équipe ne pourra pas se rendre. Nous sommes à même de payer une somme modeste pour les frais de copies/scans, transport, perdiem, etc.
 
Les pays pour lesquels nous cherchons des gens pour nous aider sont:
1. Lesotho
2. Zambie
2. Guinée Bissau
4. Sierra Leone
5. Algerie
6. Tunisie
7. Ethiopia
8. Sud sudan 
Veuillez contacter Vanja, le plus vite possible, si vous pouvez aider.
 
Dear members
 
We are pleased to inform you that the ANCL was awarded a consultancy to conduct research into the regional trends with regards the constitutional order and rule of law which will be presented to the AU heads of states at the end of November. This is a great opportunity for our organisation to strengthen its status as a regional think tank of African experts. Ten ANCL members from 8 different countries are working on this research project at the moment. However, we need help from our other members with 2 things (i) relevant documents - we have not been able to find everything we need online and (ii) people to conduct in-country interviews for us where our research team is not able to go in person. We are able to pay a modest fee and cover printing/scanning transport, per diem costs etc 
 
The countries we are looking for members to help us are:
1. Lesotho
2. Zambia
3. Guinea Bissau
4. Sierra Leone
5. Algeria
6. Tunisia
7. Ethiopia
8. South Sudan 
  
Please email Vanja as a matter of urgency if you can help 
 
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**JOB OPPORTUNITY ** JOB OPPPORTUNITY **   
 
 Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Programme
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 23 September 2013
 
 
 
 
Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme is seeking a Research Assistant, with a particular focus on the Gulf. The position will support the management and delivery of a research project on future political and economic trends in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries and contribute to the MENA Programme more widely. The Research Assistant will be responsible for research support and project mangement, including responsibility for events, administration and project communications.
 
Candidates should have a graduate degree in politics, history or related disciplines, with a proven interest in the politics of the Gulf. They should have a minimum of one year of project management experience, ideally in a political research or NGO environment, including experience in managing budgets. They should also have excellent and demonstrable writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, and be highly organised and enthusiastic to work within a small team. The role requires someone who is persistent, resourceful, imaginative, able to work well under pressure and prepared to undertake plently of routine administrative tasks. Arabic language skills are desirable.
 
This is a fixed-term 12 month contract until September 2014.
 
For more information email Rhona Moir at recruitment@chathamhouse.org
 
 
 
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Realisation of inclusive education for persons with disabilities at rural universities in South Africa
 
 
Author: Adrian Jjuuko
Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF); LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) candidate, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa
 
South Africa’s efforts to implement inclusive education started before the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – to which South Africa is a state party- came into force. This was owing to its legacy of apartheid, a policy of exclusion. It created different universities for both the white and black communities. White universities were comprehensive universities that prepared students for professional careers, while black or rural universities were meant to produce semi-skilled menial workers.

 
 
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Equilibre de l’information : l’Un marche sur l’Ortb pour exiger la garantie d’accès
 

 
 
Une délégation de six députés de l’Union fait la Nation avec à sa tête Bruno Amoussou ont organisé une marche de protestation contre l’exclusion de l’opposition des antennes des organes de service publique. Partis du domicile de Bruno Amoussou dans les encablures du Codiam, ces députés sont allés à l’Ortb où ils ont eu une séance de travail avec le Directeur général Stéphane Todomè et le directeur de la télévision national Wabi Boukari.

 
 
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**Call for Research Proposals**
 

 
 
As part of the second phase of our research project on ICTs (Information and Communmications Technologies), Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Eastern Africa, we are currently accepting research proposals from Kenyan institutions to work with us on a case study on media during the 2013 elections. There will be an emphasis on how ICTs have been used for monitoring, curbing or promoting hate speech. Details about the call for proposals is attached. This project is in collaboration with the Center for Global Communications Studies, University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Carnegie Corporation's Eliciting and Applying Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Programme.
 
Further information about the scope of the research project can be found on our website: http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk/research/project/icts-state-building-and-peace-building-eastern-africa
 
 
 
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**Latest Publications**
 
 
Author: Dr. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi (co-edited with Prof. Tom Ojienda)
Title: Constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press, South Africa

Further details click here
 
 
 
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Author: M.H. Swartz; G.F.Hess and S.M. Sparrow
Title: What the Best Law Teachers Do
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Further details click here
 
 
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