Upcoming Relevant Events: September 2017

There are several exciting upcoming events in September that we’d like to bring to your attention. For the full listings, please check out the calendar section here. If you have relevant events that you would like added, please email us at cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.

Next month, the second bi-annual African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) Conference, the only multi/transdisciplinary professional association on the continent dedicated to the study of Africa from an Africanist perspective will be held Oct 12 – 14th at the University of Ghana, Legon. Several members of our team are involved in organizing the event and others will be presenting their work at the conference. We plan to live tweet and covering the event via the blog. Stay tuned!


An upcoming free, online Digital Conference on Foreign Affairs conference (Sept. 12 – 13) aims to open up discussions about religion and the proliferation of non-state actors in the discipline of international relations. Learn more here.

On September 14th, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) will organize an online session of their learning stream on humanitarian coordination, focusing on NGO challenges and opportunities to engage with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in an effective and meaningful way. Learn more here.

How should humanitarian agencies and their technology partners work together to safely and responsibly meet information and communication needs in crisis? The Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and swissnex San Francisco will convene a two-day conference on September 27-28 to develop a better understanding of the relationship between cyber-threats and humanitarian protection, and identify a possible agenda for mitigating the digital vulnerabilities of populations in crisis. Learn more here.

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