In recent years, many scholars have called for the decolonisation of education in African schools and universities in all subjects - health included. Despite some progress, it is widely considered that knowledge institutions still have a lot to improve upon.
This is to invite you to join a dedicated panel of practitioners and researchers who will be debating their experiences of bringing ‘local’ forms together with ‘formal’ forms of knowledge at different African universities. This online discussion is part of the Africa Knows! Conference, which connects scholars from all over the world in different panels that cover a wide range of topics concerning current knowledge issues in Africa.
Conference Panel 29 will be on 1 February between 14.00 - 18.00 If you are interested in joining the discussion, more information can be found on https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/africaknows/p/9009.
HIFA profile: Chris Zielinski: As a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Global Health, Chris leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme at the University of Winchester. Formerly an NGO, Phi supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. Chris has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, with FAO in Rome, ILO in Geneva, and UNIDO in Vienna. Chris also spent three years in London as Chief Executive of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. He was the founder of the ExtraMED project (Third World biomedical journals on CD-ROM), and managed the Gates Foundation-supported Health Information Resource Centres project. He served on WHO’s Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. Chris has been a director of the World Association of Medical Editors, UK Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency, and International Association of Audiovisual Writers and Directors. He has served on the boards of several NGOs and ethics groupings (information and computer ethics and bioethics). UK-based, he is also building houses in Zambia. chris AT chriszielinski.com
His publications are at www.ResearchGate.net and https://winchester.academia.edu/ChrisZielinski/ and his blogs are http://ziggytheblue.wordrpress.com and https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ziggytheblue