ISS participates in Education for Life in Africa

ISS staff and students at the conference
ISS staff and students at the conference

ISS staff and students participated in the 'Education for Life in Africa' held at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The conference was held at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on 18 and 19 May 2017.

ISS as an international graduate school specializing in development studies has had many years of both teaching and researching gender in different regions including Africa. The diverse student body from over 65 countries includes both African and non-African students who conduct research and work in Africa before and after their ISS study. The panelists drew on these experiences with a series of reflections in three presentations.

The focus was to highlight critical insights on engaging with gender in teaching, research and practice in Africa.

The first presentations reflected on the ethics and pedagogy of teaching gender within an international context with a video from the ISS General Course, while the second provided reflexive insights on research and practice on gender exclusion in education in East Africa. Through these reflections, the panelists delved into the question and answers of ‘education for what, for whom and how?’