Academic CoDeS


Nanou Ki Association, specialized in sustainable development and Human Rights, in collaboration with the University of Valladolid, convenes the First Congress of Young Researchers on Africa as a meeting place for all those interested in sharing their knowledge with the academic community. After the experience of the two previous editions of the  Congreso Formativo en Cooperación Internacional (currently Congreso Formativo en Desarrollo Sostenible –CoDeS–), there is now a need to organize an Academic Congress that welcomes students, academics and professionals interested in research and the dissemination of African Studies.

The organization will accept contributions that examine the local, regional, national and international dimensions of issues related to this subject. This will serve as a framework for reflection in which interdisciplinary studies can be accommodated. Since this Congress is part of the III CoDeS, the theme will revolve around the national and international policies imposed on African countries and the resistance generated against those policies.


The II Newsletter of the I International Congress of Young Researchers on Africa is now available. In this document you will find information about registration, about the presentation of the full text, which must be sent before July 15 and general information about the event. 

The full text must follow a certain format and  quotations´system. You will find all the information in the attached documents: Reference norms, Full text Format editing and a standard model. Please note that any text that does not conform to the standards will not be taken into account for selection for publication in digital book format at UVa Publications Service. Authors are usked to follow the rules. 


This Congress will be held at the University of Valladolid on 4 October 2019 and will form part of the III CoDes, whose programme will can be consulted soon.

The aim of this Congress is to address different lines of research and work that are grouped into the following topics focused on Africa:

  • Sustainable development

  • Social movements and resistances

  • Art and cultural claims

  • Economic and commercial relations

  • Governance, peace and human rights

  • Conflict and political violence

  • International Relations: South-South cooperation, European Union, China

  • Anthropological studies

  • Demography and Society

  • Archaeology and History

  • Colonization and decolonization processes

  • Health policies

  • Education and youth

  • Gender and women's empowerment

  • Migratory flows

  • Innovation and Technology

The First International Congress for Young Researchers on Africa  is open to all those who wish to participate. Communications may be signed by a maximum of two authors and only one proposal per author may be submitted.  Papers must constitute an original collaboration not previously published and may preferably be written in Spanish, although papers in English will also be accepted.

Proposals for papers may be submitted until April 14, 2019 by sending the registration form available at this link:

or to the following e-mail address:

The registration form includes the following items: name and surname, university/institution/organisation, e-mail, contact telephone, a brief biography of the author of 200 words, title of the proposal, and the abstract of the communication of a maximum length of 400 words with five key words.

Once accepted, the coordinators will contact the interested person(s) as soon as possible.

The deadline for sending the full text will be 15 July 2019, not exceeding 4500 words (excluding bibliography).

Communications must be defended by their author(s). Each communicator will have 12 minutes to present a synthesis of his work. During the subsequent debate they will be able to defend their arguments more widely.

All communicators will receive a diploma accrediting their participation.

Within the communications presented, those selected will be published in digital format in the Publications Service of the University of Valladolid.

The Scientific Committee reserves the option of not admitting communications that are not related to the object of study of the congress, do not reach the required academic level or do not adjust to the determined number of words, which will be communicated to the interested person/s.

The second circular will specify the rules of presentation and edition of the communications, as well as the instructions for registration and the specific place of celebration.



CLARA CARVALHO (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
ALEXANDRA MAGNOLIA DIAS (Universidad Nova de Lisboa)
RICARDO MARTÍN DE LA GUARDIA (Universidad de Valladolid)
HENAR PASCUAL RUIZ-VALDEPEÑAS (Universidad de Valladolid)
GUILLERMO PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ (Universidad de Valladolid)
ALBERT ROCA ÁLVAREZ (Universitat de Lleida)
SEBASTIÁN RUIZ CABRERA (Universidad Loyola Andalucía)
ITZIAR RUIZ-GIMENEZ ARRIETA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
ESTRELLA SENDRA FERNÁNDEZ (University of Southampton)
MBUYI KABUNDA BADI (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)


PABLO ARCONADA LEDESMA (Universidad de Valladolid)
JARA CUADRADO BOLAÑOS (Universidad Autónoma de Lisboa)
CÉSAR GARCÍA ANDRÉS (Universidad de Valladolid)