This year, the annual conference of the Human Development and Capabilities Association takes place at the University of Antwerp. The theme of the conference – Capabilities & Transformative Institutions – focuses on the numerous ways in which people’s capabilities are formed by human interaction.
Conference registrationEarly Bird Registration is now extended until 26 June. Be part of the 2022 HDCA conference “Capabilities and transformative institutions”!Register hereHDCA Summerschool 17-18 septemberThe summer school aims to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of key concepts in human development with a particular focus on the capability approach. More information
Published: Political Chronicles 2021Continuing the tradition of L’Afrique des grands lacs: Annuaire, this companion volume to Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale (Paris, L’Harmattan) offers a survey of political developments in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda over the course of 2021. More information: uantwerpen.be/political-chronicles-2021
Join our Belgium Alumni ChapterAfter several COVID-postponements, we have finally managed to launch the Belgian Alumni Chapter. In the meantime, we have set up various communication channels, such as LinkedIn, facebook and whatsapp group. We are also working on a profile booklet, we have a network executive team and there are already some networking events planned. The first big event will take place on 8 September. This will be a big networking event where alumni can reconnect with each other, IOB staff and students.Are you an IOB graduate living in Belgium or nearby, join the network.
Photo exhibition CEGEMIAt the closing event of CEGEMI’s photo exhibition at the Institut Français in Bukavu, DRCongo, Prof. Geenen spoke about health and environment in the mining sector. Pictures by Robert Carrubba.Watch a short video here (5 min)
Visit from PeruAfter two years of joint research, though severely hampered by Covid, the research team of the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno visited IOB. The research on La Rinconada was presented to doctoral students and professors of IOB. At the end of the year, this team will publish a book!