Dear Colleagues,

On March 4th – 7th2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy and the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences will hold the 1st Social Scientists Conference titled “State-Building in Africa: Prospects and Challenges.” The Conference will take place on the premises of the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy in Dar es Salaam along the Indian Ocean. The working language is English.

The deadline for paper proposals (in the form of abstracts within 300 words in English) is November 1, 2018. The proposals should be sent directly to the respective panel convener(s) who is (are) to inform the applicant about his (her) application’s fortune by November 15, 2018 – the date by which the panel conveners are to submit their compiled panels to the Organizing Committee. The list of Panels can be found attached.

Queries regarding Conference-related academic issues (program, panel convening, etc.) should be sent by e-mail for the Conference Organizing Committee to two addresses, to the attention of Dr. Jason Nkyabonaki ( and Prof. Dmitri Bondarenko (

The Organizing Committee would appreciate your familiarizing the members of your research/teaching unit, as well as all interested colleagues, with the present Announcement.

Sincerely yours,

Organizing Committee
Centre for Information and International Relations
Institute for African Studies
Russian Academy of Sciences
tel. (+7 495) 690 2752
fax. (+7 495) 697 1954

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