About Us

who we are

One of the core aims of Dundee Africa Research Network is to conduct interdisciplinary research concerning Africa and provide a global forum for serious engagement on African issues.

Formed in June 2015, our long-term aim is to become an international African research centre of repute, bridging the gap between academia, civil society, public authorities and industry on a wide range of policy and intellectual matters relating to the African continent. Our vision is to promote a clear link between African research, viable solutions and sustainable development. Dundee Africa Research Network is based in the University of Dundee – where the organisation was formed by researchers whose research concerned Africa. However, the membership and aims of Dundee Africa Research Network are international. Since 2015, the organisation’s membership has spread to other parts of the world including North America, Asia and the Middle East.

We hold regular events and are pleased to accept contributions for publication online. We are also happy to consider collaborations, research projects, and affiliations. We have a growing network of interdisciplinary researchers and partners around the world.

The Dundee Africa Research Network Charter was revised in April 2018 and it contains a comprehensive blueprint for sustainable progress. The Charter provides in-depth details that concern the formation and operation of the Dundee Africa Research Network. This document covers several important issues including the scope and approach, governance and communication protocols, roles and responsibilities, sponsorship and funding. According to the Charter, the Network is a forum for interdisciplinary research on Africa. Parts of the preamble to the Charter further provide: “DARN tries to bring out the best of African research through regular interactive events concerning topical issues on Africa with their global implications”; “The objectives and activities of DARN enhance the drive for internationalisation in African research generally.”

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@dundeeafrica.org if you would like to get involved.

The signed Charter marked a watershed in the history of DARN