Institute of African Studies - Carleton University

September 18 2015


African Studies Newsletter

Talk @ Carleton: “Citizenry, belonging and popular music: Egypts Coptic Christians post-2011”

  • When: September 30, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Paterson Hall
  • Room: 433 (History Lounge)
  • Cost: Free
  • Intended Audience: Anyone
  • Event contact: Institute of African Studies
  • Email contact:
  • Phone contact: 613-520-2600 x 2220

The Institute of African Studies presents a Brownbag Seminar talk entitled  “Citizenry, belonging and popular music: Egypt’s Coptic Christians post-2011” with Dr. Carolyn Ramzy, Music (School for Studies in Art and Culture), Carleton University. For additional information and poster

Note: Session will end at 2:15pm

REMINDER-Event @ Carleton: South Sudan-Struggles for Peace & for Gender Equality

  • When: September 23, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Paterson Hall
  • Room: 433 (History Lounge)
  • Cost: Free
  • Intended Audience: Anyone
  • Email contact:

The Institute of African Studies presents“South Sudan: Struggles for Peace & for Gender Equality”with Tag Elkhazin, an independent consultant operating under Subsahara Centre with over 25 years of experience working throughout Africa, including on security sector reform, water & sanitation and capacity-building in South Sudan & Riya William, Civic Education Officer with the Mundri Relief and Development Association  and president of Play for Peace in South Sudan. She is currently part of the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship program of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Event Poster.

For further information on recent political events in South Sudan, please review the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (signed in Addis Ababa on 17 August 2015) and the Reservations of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (signed in Juba on 26 August 2015).

This is part of IAS’s Umeme: African Flashpoints series

REMINDER-Book Launch @ Carleton: A Canadian Girl in South Africa

Book Launch: Friday, September 25, 12:30-2:30pm in the History Lounge, Paterson Hall

You are invited to attend the launch of E. Maud Graham’s memoir, A Canadian Girl in South Africa (University of Alberta Press, 2015). Originally published in 1905, Graham’s memoir describes her experience as a teacher in the concentration camps established for captured Boers during the South African War (1899-1902). As the war reached its grueling end in 1902, colonial interests at the highest levels of the British Empire hand-picked teachers from across the Commonwealth to teach the thousands of Boer children living in concentration camps. Highly educated, hard working, and often opinionated, E. Maud Graham joined the Canadian contingent of forty teachers. Her eyewitness account reveals the complexity of relations and tensions at a controversial period in the histories of both Britain and South Africa. Graham presents a lively historical travel memoir, and the editors – Michael Dawson (St. Thomas University), Catherine Gidney (St. Thomas University) and Susanne M. Klause! n (Carleton University) – have provided rich political and historical context to her narrative in the Introduction and generous annotations. This is a rare primary source for experts in Colonial Studies, Women’s Studies, and Canadian, South African, and British Imperial History. Readers with an interest in the South African War will be intrigued by Graham’s observations on South African society at the end of the Victorian era.

At the book launch, two of the editors, Catherine Gidney and Susanne M. Klausen, along with John Walsh from Carleton’s Department of History, will discuss the process of re-publishing Graham’s memoir as well as numerous aspects of her account that they find fascinating and relevant for historians of education, women and gender, and colonial Africa.

REMINDER-Event @ Carleton: CHAIM Centre presents “Using Laughter and Animation to Save Lives”

When: September 23, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Azrieli Theatre

Room: 101


Cost: Free

Intended Audience: Anyone


Email contact:

Registration Information here

Firdaus Kharas will get you laughing to bring you to a serious point in as little as 20 seconds Mr. Kharas will use examples from his renowned prevention campaigns on HIV/AIDS, malaria, domestic violence and children’s rights to explain how he creates global campaigns seen by hundreds of millions of people across many countries, bridging the many differences in people of culture, language and religion. This talk will be particularly interesting to students of journalism, communications, film, health, languages, business, social entrepreneurship, computer sciences, human rights, public affairs, development and international affairs.

Firdaus Kharas is a social entrepreneur and humanitarian. Through his company, Chocolate Moose Media, Kharas produces animation, documentaries, films and television series designed to educate, entertain, and change societal and individual behaviour, particularly in relation to transmittable diseases, via a process he calls Culture Shift. His goal is to positively influence people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, especially those of children and youth, in order to improve human health conditions globally. In June, 2015, Kharas received an honorary doctorate from Carleton University in recognition of his “innovative work as a social entrepreneur and for the advancement of public health and children’s rights in a global context”.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please register.

Co-sponsored with Technology Management Innovation (TIM) Program, Global and International Studies, the Institute of African Studies, and the School of Journalism & Communications.

This event is supported by the Offices of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and of the Vice-President (Research & International), Carleton University.

Event @ Carleton: “FEM(ME) FROSH: Keynote Address by Kim Katrin Milan”

Where: Kailash Mital Theatre-1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

When: Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00pm


The goal of Fem(me) Frosh week is two things: 1) To give first-year students who advocate for feminism the opportunity to be part of a feminist community on campus early in their undergraduate career. 2) Letting students know, through events and activities, that feminist activism is not a one-dimensional thing.

The Womyn’s Centre, OPIRG, and the Campus Activity Board are hosting a keynote address by writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, and educator, Kim Katrin Milan. With specific reference to her workshop “Re-imagining Womyn’s Leadership”, Kim Katrin Milan will inspire students to create their own platforms for activism.

Through dialogue and outreach we attempt to challenge atypical approaches to activism.

Kim Katrin Milan:

A daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living between Toronto & New York. Kim Katrin Milan is an award winning internationally acclaimed artist, educator and writer.
Recognized stateside as one of The Root’s’Young Feminists to Watch’, celebrated as one of the City Of Toronto’s Cultural Champions for her local organizing efforts and nationally as one of the 50 Most Loved Gay Canadians.

She has contributed to Cosmopolitan, MTV, TeleSur and the CBC among others. In the past year she was featured in Elixher Magazine with Janet Mock, Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous & filmmaker Tiona McLodden as well as in OUT Magazine’s 2015 Love Portfolio alongside Lee Daniels & Ruby Rose. The Revolutionary Black Love Series produced by Danielle Moodie Mills for NBC featuring the Milans has garnered praise from Ava Duvernay & the Advocate.

Kim has opened for the likes of Cornel West at UC Davis’ 25th Anniversary of their Cross Cultural Center, delivered the keynote address at HBCU’s Morehouse & Superman’s first pride and celebrated Gloria Anzaldua at the University Of Texas. A public researcher and human rights educator, she shares over 80 unique resources and presentations as well as delivered hundreds of workshops around race, gender, power, privilege, consent, creation, food and entrepreneurship.
She has hosted events for the United Nations, acted as the Grand Marshalls for Hudson, NY Pride. and hosted the opening night Black Lives Matter panel at the Art Gallery Of Toronto and the opening of Toronto’s first Basquiat retrospective.

Kim is the co founder and the Executive Director of The People Project, 8 years in the making; a movement of queer and trans folks of color and our allies, committed to individual and community empowerment through alternative education, art activism and collaboration. Kim also engages in community based healing initiatives including teaching Queer and Brown Girls Yoga, and hosting yearly healing retreats for femme identified Folks of Colour and Indigenous Folks. She is also one of the owners of the Glad Day Book Shop, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the world.

To learn more about her work please visit

Ottawa Peace Festival: “Peace and Security Issues: Canada’s Role”

You are cordially invited to a panel on “Peace and Security Issues: Canada’s Role” the CIC National Capital Branch is presenting at the Ottawa Peace Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is “Peaceing Together the Canada We Want”.

Date of CIC National Capital Branch panel: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Location: Saint Paul University, Guigues Building Amphitheatre, 223 Main Street, Ottawa

Event is free and open to all. Advanced registration is not required.

Overview of panel
The CIC National Capital Branch is bringing to this year’s Peace Festival a panel of experts on Canadian foreign relations and global affairs drawn from its membership, including from its regional study groups on the Middle East (MESG), Africa (ASG) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LASG). The panel will explore issues of international peace, security and conflict resolution within the context of these key regions of the world.

The panelists

Abbie Dann, former Ambassador to the Ukraine and official DFATD spokesperson, and currently Vice President of the CIC National Capital Branch, will introduce the panel and the speakers.

Stephen Baranyi, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and professional commentator on development and security. As Chair of the LACSG he will review regional peace and security dynamics and issues in the Americas, including Colombia’s war/peace processes, Haiti’s “transition sans fin” and the drug wars of Central America and Mexico.

Khaled Hesmat Ibrahim, current chief of the DDR Section of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Central Africa Republic. He will provide insights and his thinking on root causes and possible solutions to the many varied conflicts in Africa. (This guest speaker was arranged by Louise Ouimet, Chair of the ASG and an international development consultant, formerly with CIDA and DFATD, including as Ambassador to Mali).

George Jacoby, now retired from DFATD with 20 years of work in and on the Middle East and North African region including as chargé in Libya. As the current Chair of the MESG he will review its recent work and discussions on the major controversial Middle East conflicts including Israel Palestine, Iran and the nuclear agreement, Islamic extremism and combatting ISIS, conflict and breakdown in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the Arab Spring and it’s aftermath in Egypt and Tunisia.

Paul Maillet, a former Colonel in the Canadian Air Force and active peace practitioner and consultant in domestic and international projects through the Paul Maillet Centre for Ethics who is now active in both the MESG and ASG. He will synthesize some practical ideas and experiences on peace and conflict resolution through such initiatives as a Department of Peace.

More information about the festival (including the program) is available at:
Or contact: Bill Bhaneja

Festival de la paix à Ottawa: La paix et la sécurité: le rôle du Canada

Vous êtes cordialement invités à un panel sur «La paix et la sécurité: le rôle du Canada» présenté par le chapitre de la Capitale nationale du CIC lors du Festival de la paix à Ottawa. Le thème du festival de cette année est «Pacifions ensemble le Canada que nous désirons».

Date du panel du chapitre de la Capitale nationale: Mercredi 30 septembre
Heure: 18 h 30 à 20  h 30
Lieu: Université Saint-Paul, Amphithéâtre Guigues, 223, rue Main, Ottawa

Cet événement est gratuit et ouvert à tous. Une pré-inscription n’est pas requise.

Aperçu du panel
Le chapitre de la Capitale nationale du CIC participe au Festival de la paix de cette année en contribuant des experts sur les relations étrangères du Canada et les affaires mondiales qui sont membres du Chapitre et font partie des groupes de réflexion régionaux sur le Moyen-Orient (GRMO), l’Afrique (GRA), l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes (GRALC). Le panel se penchera sur les questions de paix et de sécurité internationales et la résolution des conflits dans le contexte de ces régions clés du monde.

Les intervenants

Abbie Dann, ancienne ambassadrice auprès de l’Ukraine et porte-parole officielle de AECD et actuellement vice-présidente du chapitre de la Capitale nationale du CIC, présentera le panel et les intervenants.

Stephen Baranyi, professeur agrégé à l’Université d’Ottawa et commentateur professionnel sur les questions de développement et de sécurité. En tant que président du GRLAC, il examinera les dynamiques régionales de paix et de sécurité et les enjeux dans les Amériques, y compris les processus de guerre / paix en Colombie, la « transition sans fin en Haïti » et les guerres contre la drogue en Amérique centrale et au Mexique.

Khaled Hesmat Ibrahim, chef actuel de la section du DDR de la Mission de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République Centrafricaine. Il offrira ses perspectives sur les causes profondes et les solutions possibles aux nombreux conflits variés en Afrique. (Ce conférencier a été invité par Louise Ouimet, présidente du GRA, consultante en développement international et anciennement avec l’ACDI et AECD, notamment en tant qu’ ambassadrice au Mali).

George Jacoby, maintenant à la retraite de AECD et fort de 20 années d’expérience sur le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord, y compris comme chargé de mission en Libye. En tant que président actuel du GRMO, il réexaminera les activités et les débats récent du groupe de travail sur les conflits majeurs au Moyen-Orient, y compris en Israël et en Palestine, l’accord sur le nucléaire avec l’Iran, l’extrémisme islamique et la lutte contre le groupe État islamique, les conflits et la débâcle en Irak, en Syrie et récemment au Yémen, le printemps arabe et les séquelles de ce dernier en Égypte et en Tunisie.

Paul Maillet, ancien colonel de l’armée de l’air canadienne, artisan actif de paix et consultant dans des projets nationaux et internationaux par l’intermédiaire du Centre Paul Maillet pour l’éthique, et membre actuellement des groupes de réflexion sur le Moyen-Orient et l’Amérique latine. Il fera la synthèse des idées et des expériences pratiques sur la paix et la résolution des conflits par le biais d’initiatives telles que le ministère de la Paix.

De plus amples renseignements au sujet du festival (y compris le programme) sont disponibles à

On peut également contacter Bill Bhaneja

Can-Go Afar Welcomes Dr. Margaret from the Maternity Hospital in Afar Region

Can-Go Afar Welcomes Dr. Margaret from the Maternity Hospital in Afar Region

Please come to meet Dr. Margaret, Gynaecologist and Medical Director of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital, Afar Region, Ethiopia. One of the most important projects of the Can-Go-Afar Foundation

When: Saturday 10th October 2015

Time: 6:00pm

Where: 3788 Revelstoke Drive

A light meal and refreshments will be served

Please RSVP to

Please note: Donations most appreciated

Afro Cuban Celebration / Fête Afro cubaine Saturday September 26th, 2015

Afro Cuban Celebration / Fête Afro cubaine Saturday September 26th, 2015
Saturday September 26th, 2015 at 8:00 pm at Shenkman Arts Centre
*La version française suit.
Afro Cuban Celebration is a journey of the Afro-Cuban music- from its folkloric origins through different popular genres, to the most contemporary ways of Afro Cuban jazz. A two-hour show, combining music, dance and poetry of Afro Cuban tradition you don’t want to miss.
The main artist is a Cuban-born pianist, based in Ottawa -Miguel de Armas- with his Latin Jazz Quartet. In this show they will be joined by singer Caridad Cruz, and choreographer/dancer Julio Hong and dancers from Montreal-based Afro Cuban Association.
Afro Cuban Celebration is the recognition of the African legacy, illustrating how Afro-Cuban culture has navigated its way into a new context, settled and influenced some part of the urban landscape in Canada.
During the performance the audience will travel through time to capture the beauty and vibrancy of Afro-Cuban music, songs, dances and poetry. The spontaneity combined with jazz harmonies and African sounds make this show a unique experience full of colors, rhythms and energy.
Cuban cocktails and art crafts will be available for purchase.
We look forward to see you there!
Tickets information: 613-580-2787  /
Fête Afro cubaine 
Samedi, le 26 septembre 2015,  à 20h00 au Salle Harold Shenkman
Fête Afro cubaine est un voyage musical qui vous transportera des origines folkloriques de la musique Afro- Cubaine jusqu’au jazz contemporain Afro-Cubain, tout en passant par différents styles populaires de ce genre musical. Ce spectacle de deux heures combine les traditions artistiques Afro-Cubaines que sont  la danse, la musique et la poésie. 
Le musicien principal, Miguel de Armas, né à Cuba et résidant maintenant à Ottawa, sera accompagné par son Latin Jazz Quartet. Egalement à l’affiche seront la chanteuse Caridad Cruz, le chorégraphe/danseur Julio Hong ainsi que les danseurs de  l’Association Afro-Cubain de Montréal.
Fête Afro-Cubaine sera une célébration de l’héritage africain, illustrant comment la culture Afro- Cubaine a navigué dans le contexte Nord-Américain, s’y est établie et a influencé certaines facettes du paysage urbain canadien. 
Durant cette performance, le public prendra part à un voyage à travers le temps et découvrira la beauté et la vitalité de la musique, de la dance et de la poésie Afro-Cubaines. La spontanéité des musiciens combinée aux harmonies traditionnelles du jazz font de ce spectacle, une expérience unique, haute en couleurs et énergie. 
Des cocktails cubains et des œuvres artisanales seront disponibles à l’achat.
Nous espérons vous y voir!

African Marimba Classes

Here is an opportunity to learn how to play Zimbabwean style Marimba Music.  Learn interlocking rhythms and melodies on marimbas.

The music is taught in a group setting. Each class of 5-7 students begins at the same time, learning pieces and moving forward together as a group.

It’s easier than you may think.
No background in music theory is necessary.

Traditional and contemporary music of Zimbabwe is taught through observation, listening and playing, similar to the way music is taught in most parts of Africa.

Current openings:

Beginners Class:
Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:00pm
270 Crichton Street, New Edinburgh, Ottawa
September 23, 30, and October 7th (Three classes)
Students have to attend all the threes classes.  Total cost for all the three classes is $45

For information and registration: Phone (613) 818-9785 or by email: or visit our facebook group page @

Film on Zimbabwe @ One World Film Festival

Ottawa’s 26th annual documentary film festival, One World, will be launched with a screening of ‘Democrats’ on Thursday, September 24th at the National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive.

Directed by Camilla Nielsson | Denmark | 2014 | 109 min
What happens when a ruler and a political party that are used to staying in power are forced to share it? Follow the representatives of Zimbabwe’s ruling and opposition parties as they attempt to forge a new constitution in a politically divided nation where human rights are not always respected and many people are afraid to speak their minds.

Thursday 24th: “Documenting Democracy”
Hosted by Alan Neal (CBC Radio 1 All in a Day)
Doors @ 5:30pm

6pm Introduction to 26th annual One World Film Festival
6:20pm My Enemy, My Brother (Canada)
6:40pm Democrats (Denmark)
8:45pm Panel with Institute of African Studies with Andriata Chironda, M. Kamari Clarke, and Blair Rutherford.

One World Film Festival will be posting their interview with Camilla Neilsson, the director of ‘Democrats,’ on their website by Monday, September 21, 2015:

Job Opening @ Code for Programme Manager

Programme Manager
Title: Programme Manager
ID: 20
Department: International Programmes Department
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Position Title:            Programme Manager

Location:                    Head Office Ottawa, International Programs Department
Reports To:                Director, International Programs

Supervises:                Consultants and Volunteers              

Date:                           October 2015

Good books brought to life by excellent teachers help learners understand and thrive in the world around them.  That is the idea behind Reading CODE, a comprehensive readership approach that guides CODE programming and our work with teachers, librarians, writers, and publishers to support and sustain the development of literate environments in low – income countries.

Job Profile
CODE is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the international programs team.   CODE currently works in 8 countries in Africa including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.  Under the direction of the Director of International Programs, and working in close collaboration with other staff members in the department, the Programme Manager is responsible for managing the development and implementation of components of CODE’s programs in accordance with the organization’s Strategic Plan.  The Programme Manager guides and supports CODE’s local partners to implement literacy and education programs.  In addition, the Programme Manager collaborates with other staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of CODE. The Programme Manager will supervise consultants and volunteers involved in several CODE programs.


  • Manage partnerships and programs with CODE’s Country Partners
  • Manage project and program cash flows and expenditure
  • Contribute to the direction, management and reporting of the overseas programs
  • Contribute to effective management and functioning of CODE



  • Degree in international development/education or a related field


  • 3-5 years of international development experience (preferably in education and in Africa)
  • Strong writing skills with experience in proposal and report writing
  • Experience managing timelines and budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to get things done
  • Experience living and working in a developing context

Skills and Attributes

  • Commitment to CODE’s vision of supporting a sustainable literate environment in the developing world
  • Strong work ethic and be able to work well independently as well as be part of a team
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 30% of the time)

Desired experience and skills

  • Proficiency in multiple languages including: English, French, Portuguese, Kiswahili, Amharic, Spanish (or others)
  • Experience managing education-based and/or literacy programming in a developing context
  • Experience managing DFATD funded projects
  • Experience working in book development
  • Knowledge of policies and priorities of major education stakeholders including: DFATD, World Bank, UNICEF and Global Partnership for Education

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply by October 15, 2015.

(Please note: only candidates legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered)
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply here:



International Youth Internship Program: Six-month internship opportunities In Africa and Asia (January – July 2016)

 WHERE:  Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda) and Asia (Mongolia)

WHEN:  mid-January to mid-July 2016

DURATION:  six months

REPORTING TO:  various CCA program staff and volunteer manager, Laurie Tennian

DEADLINE: September 28, 2015



The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a not-for-profit co-operative with a mission to establish and grow co-operatives internationally that build a better world.  CCA delivers programs for the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and other organizations which help communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through community-owned co-ops.


To achieve this mission, CCA works closely with Canadian co-operatives and credit unions to channel their knowledge and experience to partner organizations and co-operatives in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. For more information, visit



The goal and purpose of the Internship Program is to increase the capacity of CCA partner organizations to deliver high quality programming by providing highly educated young volunteers for extended work placements. CCA will train and deploy 13 young Canadians to support the work of selected CCA partners in Asia and Africa hosted within six overseas partner organizations from January to July 2016. The internship program will be focused in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, South Africa and Mongolia, for specialties ranging from gender, microfinance, marketing and communications, and monitoring and evaluation. Each intern will receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses; CCA will cover costs for flights (domestic and international), insurance, vaccinations, and orientation and debriefing in Ottawa. For more details about the internship program, visit


Past intern Midori Kaga on CCA youth internships:


“Before I started working with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) as part of the International Youth Internship Program, co-operatives were not something I ever considered as a part of international development. But after working in Rwanda to support local agricultural co-operatives my eyes are open to the possibilities that co-operatives present as a means to reducing poverty and improving people’s livelihoods. CCA works to strengthen and support these co-ops in their own development goals, transcending borders through the co-op movement. My experience in Rwanda with the International Youth Internship Program was one of the most challenging and rewarding of my life. I gained incredibly valuable work experience and developed skills that I can use in my future endeavors.

This internship presents a unique opportunity to young professionals trying to get their foot in the door, and I recommend applying to the program. It provides work experience in international development for young professionals where you are treated with respect and have opportunities to expand your skills set. This is not a coffee fetching internship; you are expected to contribute to your project and fulfill your role and responsibilities as a professional in the field.” Midori Kaga, Rwanda intern, 2014-2015




Country/Partner Organization Job title
Kenya – African Confederation of Savings and Credit Association (ACCOSCA) Marketing and Communications Officer
Kenya – National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU) Communications Officer
Kenya – National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Malawi – Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (MUSCCO) Marketing Officer
Malawi – Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (MUSCCO) Community Outreach Officer
Mongolia – Mongolia Co-operative Training and Information Centre (MCTIC) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Mongolia – Mongolia Co-operative Training and Information Centre (MCTIC) Project and donor relations Officer
Rwanda – Umuryango Wo Gushyigikira Amakoperative (UGAMA) Gender and Governance Officer
Rwanda – Umuryango Wo Gushyigikira Amakoperative (UGAMA) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
South Africa – The KUYASA Fund Microfinance Officer (1)
South Africa – The KUYASA Fund Microfinance Officer (2)
Uganda – Uganda Central Co-operative Financial Services (UCCFS) Marketing & Communications Officer
Uganda – Uganda Co-operative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU) Gender Officer



  • September 28 – application deadline
  • October – conduct interviews
  • End of October – inform successful applicants
  • November-December – preparation for assignment – logistics, visas, contracts, etc.
  • January 12-15 – orientation/briefing at CCA offices in Ottawa
  • January 16 – depart Ottawa for 6 month assignment
  • Mid-January to mid-July 2016 – 6 month internship



To apply for the International Youth Internship Program, an applicant must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be a post-secondary graduate
  • be out of school
  • be between the ages of 19-30
  • be unemployed or underemployed
  • have not previously participated in Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFTAD) International Youth Internship Program
  • have the ability to live and work outside Canada for a minimum of 6 months

To apply, visit our website and complete and application form and two reference forms to For further information, please contact Laurie Tennian, CCA Volunteer Manager at (613) 238-6711 ext. 209. Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications can be emailed to with the title of the position you are applying for as the subject line (if you are applying for multiple positions the subject line should read

The 2016 Competition for the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and The MasterCard Foundation, the ALT Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by offering young African women and men the opportunity to study in a Master’s degree program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university.


The 2016 Competition for study programs starting in September 2016 is now open. The deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2015, at 23:00 GMT.


Eligibility criteria:

  • be a citizen and a resident from sub-Saharan Africa;
  • be between 22-35 years old;
  • have two to five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society or research institution/academia in Africa;
  • have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 4 years of university) with a minimum average of B (75%);
  • be fluent in either English or French; and
  • meet the academic requirements of the study program of choice.

For other information (expenses covered by the scholarship, selection criteria, documents to submit with application) on the ALT Scholarship Program, please visit

If you are interested in the ALT Scholarship program and meet all the eligibility criteria listed above, please email and provide us with the information requested in the table. Please note that only candidates meeting all the eligibility requirements will receive further details on the application process. Please note that documents received by email will not be considered as part of an application.

Last name, first name  
Country of citizenship  
Country of residency  
Age and date of birth (dd-mm-yyyy)  
Number of years of work experience in public sector/civil society/research or academia  
Information on all university degrees completed or in progress

(name of university, country, full name of degree completed)

Language of study (English, French or other)  

The ALT Scholarship Program is managed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), in partnership with The Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).


IAS News: Information Sessions for African Studies Abroad course (AFRI 3100/AFRI 5100)

The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce that our next African Studies Abroad course will be in Malawi in May 2016.  The theme of the course is “Unequal Landscapes in Global Health.” It will be taught by Professor Paul Mkandawire (IIS-Human Rights and cross-appointed to African Studies and Geography).

There will be two information sessions about the course:
Friday 2 October @ 2:30pm: 433 Paterson Hall (History Lounge)
Wednesday 7 October @ 6pm: 433 Paterson Hall (History Lounge)

For more information, please go to or contacts    OR

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