Research, Activism/Advocacy, Consultancies: Dilemmas and Challenges

Accra, Ghana, October 2003

The conference was organized by the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana – Legon, Ghana

Sunday October 12, 2003
09.00–10.00 Welcome & Introductions
10.00–11.00 Charmaine Pereira, Nigeria; Reflections of a feminist scholar-activist in Nigeria
11.00–11.30 BREAK
11.30–12.30 Nancy Lundgren and Mansah Prah, Ghana; Disappearing Dodos: Reflection on Women and Academic Freedom based on experiences in Ghana and the United States
12.30-13.30 Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Ghana; One who has strength she has the truth
13.30–14.30 LUNCH
14.30–15.30 Adetoun Ilumoka, Nigeria; Advocacy for Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Africa: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
15.30–16.30 DISCUSSION (Discussant: Signe Arnfred)
18.00-19.00 DINNER  

Monday October 13, 2003
9.00–10.00 Nkoli Ezumah, Nigeria; Doing Women's Studies. Problems and Prospects for Researchers and Activists in Nigeria
10.00–11.00 Isabel Casimiro and Ximena Andrade, Mozambique; A Identidade do Feminismo Crítico em Moçambique: Situando a nossa experiéncia como mulheres, académicas e activistas
11.00–11.30 BREAK
11.30–12.30 DISCUSSION (Akosua Adomako Ampofo)
12.30–13.30 LUNCH
Some issues to think about:
a) the profile of the volume
b) how the papers should be developed
c) brainstorming and suggestions regarding whom to contact for additional papers

14.30–17.30 Visit to Dubois Centre
18.30–19.00 DINNER  
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