Decolonizing ‘evidence for development’ with Ubuntu


14:00 – 15:30​

Africa is a world leader in the evidence and development space but is treated more as ‘recipients’ of knowledge from the global North. In this panel discussion, evidence, development, and decolonialisation experts will examine the lessons the world can learn from Africa’s thriving evidence ecosystems; explore how Africa contributes to decolonialising the evidence and development spaces using the African philosophy of Ubuntu; and argue that ‘business as usual’ in this space cannot continue. Participants may enjoy reading the research paper from Africa Centre for Evidence director, Professor Ruth Stewart: “Turning ‘evidence for development’ on its head: A view from Africa”.

Share your views and answers to these key questions in a discussion chaired by UJ Deputy Vice-Chancellor PROFESSOR SAURABH SINHA with contributions from the below panel:

DR EDITH PASWANA, associate professor: Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, UNISA.
PROFESSOR RUTH STEWART, director : Africa Centre for Evidence
SIZIWE NGCWABE, senior manager : Africa Evidence Network
PROMISE NDUKU, researcher : Africa Centre for Evidence

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