Junior Fellows at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) under the BIGSAS Workgroup Governance in Africa (GiA) are organising a conference that seeks to bring together experts from various disciplines in academia, researchers, graduate students, development practitioners and politicians, among others, to divulge what we construe as the limited scope of participatory governance in modern day governance in Africa. Contributions to this conference should address the problematic dialectics of citizens’ participations. Under the theme The Future of Governance in Africa: Limits, Challenges and Opportunities for Participatory Citizenship the conference aims to answer a broad range of questions in attempt to locate the future of Africa in the discourse of participatory governance. The two-day conference is scheduled for the 5 and 6 of October 2017 at the University of Bayreuth.
Abstracts not exceeding 300 words should be submitted by 30 June, 2017, accompanied with a short CV of the potential speaker to email@example.com. Selected speakers at the conference will be notified by 4 July 2017, and full papers (between 5.000 and 6.000 words) shall be received until 30 October. The conference will be in English.