Final CTD Conference Report (22-29 October 2017)

The Connecting in Times of Duress research programme presented its results and way forward during this conference in Ndjaména. During the conference the  team members met with senior researchers who were also invited for previous events during the research project  (seminars/ conferences and workshops) andRead More

Panel 5. Remembering in Generations

Chair: Meike de Goede Vera Bakker – Telling (his)stories through photographs in times of duress: A Cameroonian case study Godwin Gham Nyinchiah & Walter Nkwi – Bamenda Again!: Strikes, Social Media and Duress in Anglophone Cameroon, 2016-2017 Souleymane Abdoulaye Adoum – Des récits historiques au détour des violencesRead More

Panel 4. Duress and (digital) silence

Chair and introduction: Jonna Both Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa – Performing speech and silence in rebel-held Côte d’Ivoire Christian Kitenge Wa Kitenge – Un téléphone mobile sans réseau téléphonique? « Silences » et connexion sous contraintes des problèmes d’infrastructures dans le sud-est du Congo Inge Butter –Read More

Introduction to the CTD theme by CTD the project leader Mirjam de Bruijn

After the official opening of the CTD conference, the CTD project leader Mirjam de Bruijn opened the academic programme with an introduction to the theme of the research programme Connecting in Times of Duress, that in the last five years explored how the introduction of ICTs changesRead More

Catherina Wilson – Chronicle of an Uprising Foretold

CTD researcher Catherina Wilson wrote a blog on the rising tensions in Congo-Kinshasa: http://rumoursontheubangui.tumblr.com/post/154679532052/chronicle-of-an-uprising-foretold

Mirjam de Bruijn, The Cipher Brief, 14 October 2015

  Mirjam de Bruijn’s article Transforming Africa under the Expert Commentary section https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/transforming-africa   Complete feature package on The Rise of Mobile Technology in Africa by The Cipher Brief https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/rise-mobile-technology-africa    

IICD and Microsoft’s online platform to bridge the gap for job seekers and entrepreneurs

Our partner IICD and Microsoft Ghana have launched the ‘TizaaWorks’ online platform, which will be a national one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship. With the World Bank reporting that 65% of Ghanaian youth are unemployed, the platform aims to equip young graduates and school-leavers withRead More

Inge Ligtvoet – Fieldwork Photo Story: Nigeria, 2014-2015

I conducted one year of field research in Nigeria from February 2014. It was a very intense year for Nigeria and so it became a very intense year for me in the field. Boko Haram became more violent and omnipresent in Nigerian media. And afterRead More

Fiona Dragstra – Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Ouagadougou, May 11th, 2015. In our Western world of written history and text, we often see this as the only place where knowledge is created and spread. Institutionalized knowledge is created and spread through words. Once not written down, something is subject to our ownRead More

Fiona Dragstra – Connecting in Times of Power Cuts

Ouagadougou, April 2015 La realite Africaine or c’est la vie are phrases often heard when the power falls short in Ouagadougou. The issue of access to power, energy, and plugs prove to be a new little dimension to connecting and communicating in my research, whichRead More

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