Research in Africa for Africa? Probing the Effect and Credibility of Research Done by Foreigners for Africa - Inria - Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2019

Research in Africa for Africa? Probing the Effect and Credibility of Research Done by Foreigners for Africa

Abstract

This paper probes research being carried out by researchers foreign to Africa. From an assessment of decennia of research, we address the many and varied ways in which the work of foreign researchers, often from countries with unresolved colonial baggage, cast their normalising shadows over African realities. From experiences in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, among others, through the exposit of the complex and expansive array of influences and coloniality, we paint a picture how foreign researchers benefit from enshrined and ongoing practices that dominate research scenes. These practices depreciate African research and development done by Africans, in Africa for utilisation in Africa. We propose the need to mainstream decoloniality and communiversity as to affect the primacy of African researchers researching in, on and for Africa.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
484106_1_En_14_Chapter.pdf (106.17 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Files produced by the author(s)
Loading...

Dates and versions

hal-02281299 , version 1 (09-09-2019)

Licence

Attribution

Identifiers

Cite

Munyaradzi Mawere, Gertjan van Stam. Research in Africa for Africa? Probing the Effect and Credibility of Research Done by Foreigners for Africa. 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. pp.168-179, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-19115-3_14⟩. ⟨hal-02281299⟩
55 View
104 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More