Stephen Imburgia is the communications intern for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program and joined in May 2018.
Prior to joining the Council, Stephen worked at the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies research program. He is entering his final year as a BA candidate in political science, journalism, and economic policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
August 30, 2018| For the final article in our "New Developments on Development" series, we feature three-time Next Gen fellow Bernadette Adjei, a PhD student at
@UnivofGhana, currently writing her dissertation on legal pluralism and water resource governance.
August 23, 2018| For the 3rd article in our "New Developments on Development" series, we feature Next Gen alum and @ fellow, Eria Serwajja. For his PhD from @, he focused on land grabs in #, and the unfulfilled promises of #.
August 17, 2018| For the 2nd article in our Development series, we feature Anne Jepkemboi, a Makerere University PhD student. She studies the
#Busosa sub-region of Uganda and asks why poverty persists there despite the #development promised by commercialized #sugarcane cultivation.
August 16, 2018| In July 2018, 47 fellows from the 2018-2019 Next Generation Social Sciences cohort convened at Makerere University for the 13th biannual fellows workshop. Read our workshop announcement to learn more!
August 15, 2018| For the first installment of our "New Developments on Development" series, we feature Yonas Demisse, who uses pre-modern
#Amharic and Ge’ez texts to challenge contemporary conceptions of #development in #Ethiopia.
August 9, 2018| For the final article in our Identity of the Intellectual series, we feature Jojolola Fasuyi, a PhD student at the University of Ibadan studying monitoring and evaluation in
#NGOs. She's also breaking barriers between #academia and professional practice.
August 7, 2018| For the second installment of our "Identity of the Intellectual" Series, we feature Chad Brevis, a Next Gen fellow studying
#DigitalActivism and #FreeSpeech in digital democracies. "Academia is not just writing a narrative for people. Rather, write with."
August 3, 2018| In the first installment of our "Identity of the Intellectual" Series, we feature Leigh-Ann Naidoo, a former Next Gen fellow studying
#FeesMustFall. A #ScholarActivist, she's dedicated to removing the barrier that exists between academia and activism!
Next Gen Fellows and Alumni Present at University of Cambridge and Makerere University Environmental Conference in Gulu
July 25, 2018| Five current and former Next Gen fellows presented at a conference entitled “#EnvironmentalPolitics: Environmental Justice in Northern Uganda & the East Africa Region. Co-hosted by Adam Branch, who served as a facilitator at our July 2018 Kampala workshop, the conference featured presentations by Barbara Nakangu, Laury Ocen, & Jacqueline Adongo of MISR and Eria Serwajja & Eric Awich Ochen of Makerere University.
July 21, 2018| We are thrilled to announce our 2018-2019 Next Gen fellows! Fellows were chosen for the quality of their research topics and their potential to advance understanding of peace, security, and development on the African continent and across the globe.