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Construire son avenir: Selbstverständnis und Laufbahnpraktiken von Jungdiplomierten in Burkina Faso und Mali

English title Construire son avenir: Self-perception and carrier practices of young graduates in Burkina Faso and Mali
Applicant Macamo Elísio
Number 140428
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel (ZASB) Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Ethnology
Start/End 01.01.2013 - 31.01.2017
Approved amount 788'918.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Ethnology
Sociology
Social geography and ecology

Keywords (10)

uncertainty; insecurity; risk; educational elite; youth; gender; regional disparities; urban settings; Burkina Faso; Mali

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Constructing The Future - Hope and ‘la chance’ amongst university graduates in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali
Birzle Maike, Ludwig Susann (2015), Constructing The Future - Hope and ‘la chance’ amongst university graduates in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Bamako, Mali, in TSANTSA, Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Ethnologie, 147-151.
Between Afropolitans and new Sankaras. The reproduction of academics in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Engeler Michelle, Between Afropolitans and new Sankaras. The reproduction of academics in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in Focaal. Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.
Ça va aller. The Role of Hope in Burkinabe University Graduates’ Navigation towards the Future
Birzle Maike, Ça va aller. The Role of Hope in Burkinabe University Graduates’ Navigation towards the Future, in Engeler Michelle, Macamo Elisio, Steuer Noemi (ed.).
Dealing with elusive futures. University graduates in urban Africa
Engeler Michelle, Macamo Elisio, Steuer Noemi (ed.), Dealing with elusive futures. University graduates in urban Africa, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld.
Introduction
Steuer Noemi, Engeler Michelle, Introduction, in Engeler Michelle, Macamo Elisio, Steuer Noemi (ed.), Transcript, Bielefeld.
Opening up la chance – (Un)certainty among university graduates in Bamako, Mali
Ludwig Susann, Opening up la chance – (Un)certainty among university graduates in Bamako, Mali, in Engeler Michelle, Macamo Elisio, Steuer Noemi (ed.), Transcript, Bielefeld.
Uncertainty and Elusive Futures
Elísio Macamo, Uncertainty and Elusive Futures, in Engeler Michelle, Macamo Elisio, Steuer Noemi (ed.).

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Prof. Dr. Richard Rottenburg, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Point Sud, Centre de Recherche, Bamako Mali (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof.Dr.Gabriele Schrüfer (Universität Münster) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Departement Socio-Anthropologie, Université Bamako (Dr. Bréma Dicko) Mali (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Fatoumata Badini-Kinda, Université de Ouagadougou Burkina Faso (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Dr. Bernard Pecqueur, UJF Grenoble France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Prof. Dr. Souleymane Soulama, Université de Ouagadougou Burkina Faso (Africa)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Bayreuth Academy (Prof.Dr.Erdmute Alber; Dr.Doris Löhr) Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
PD Dr. Katja Werthmann, University of Uppsala Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
SIEF Working Group Migration and Mobility Meeting, University of Basel Talk given at a conference The im/mobility of highly skilled West Africans 09.12.2016 Basel, Switzerland Engeler Michelle;
ASA Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth: “Footprints and futures: the time of anthropology” Talk given at a conference ’Opening up la chance’ - (Un)certain futures of university graduates in Bamako, Mali 07.07.2016 Durham, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Ludwig Susann;
ECAS 2015: Collective mobilisations in Africa Talk given at a conference Of Hopes and Hustles. Biographies and Utopias of Protesting Students in West Africa (1960-1980) 08.07.2015 Paris, France Macamo Elísio; Steuer Noemi;
Journal of Youth Studies Conference: “Contemporary Youth. Contemporary Risks”. Talk given at a conference Agency among young Burkinabe university graduates 31.03.2015 Kopenhagen, Denmark Birzle Maike Anna;
Journal of Youth Studies Conference: “Contemporary Youth. Contemporary Risks”. Talk given at a conference Working on futures: Exploring “la chance” in life-courses of university graduates in Bamako, Mali 31.03.2015 Kopenhagen, Denmark Ludwig Susann;
Re:work Kolloquium, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Individual talk Afropolitans, nation builders or members of the middle class? Some first reflections on the reproduction of academic generations in Burkina Faso 24.02.2015 Berlin, Germany Engeler Michelle;
Swiss Researching Africa Days Talk given at a conference Agency and ‘la chance’ in Life-Courses of Young Graduates in Guniea and Mali 17.10.2014 Bern, Switzerland Ludwig Susann;
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology” Talk given at a conference Working on Futures, Reducing Risk – University Graduates in Bamako, Mali 15.07.2014 Yokohama, Japan Ludwig Susann;
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology “Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology" Talk given at a conference Coping with unpredictability. The case of Burkinabe university graduates 15.07.2014 Yokohama, Japan Birzle Maike Anna;
9th Mansa Conference Talk given at a conference Urbanisation et métropolisation comme processus mondiales: Quelle forme de « l’urbanisation africaine spécifique » ? L’exemple de Ouagadougou et Bobo-Dioulasso/Burkina Faso 21.06.2014 Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso Perlik Manfred; Birzle Maike Anna;
VAD Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland: “Future Africa – Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany Talk given at a conference En tout cas, je suis optimiste» Hope as a method of realizing a brighter future among Burkinabe university graduates 11.06.2014 Byreuth, Germany Birzle Maike Anna;
VAD Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland: “Future Africa – Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany”. Talk given at a conference Working on futures - Imagined and constructed futures of university graduates in Bamako, Mali 11.06.2014 Bayreuth, Germany Ludwig Susann;
VAD Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland: “Future Africa – Conference of the African Studies Talk given at a conference Elusive Futures. Time and uncertainty in the career practices of young graduates 11.06.2014 Bayreuth, Germany Macamo Elísio; Steuer Noemi; Engeler Michelle;
Tagung “Youth, popular culture, and politics in Sub-Saharan Africa” Talk given at a conference Ideas on Academic Youth in Mali 07.10.2013 Basel, Switzerland Ludwig Susann;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Atelier Construire son Avenir 09.01.2017 Bamako, Mali
Elusive Futures 24.04.2015 Herzberg, Switzerland
Atelier Construire son Avenir 02.02.2015 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
"Was Werden Wird" im Museum der Kulturen Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 10.04.2016 Basel, Switzerland Steuer Noemi;
Die Wächter der akademischen Ehre Talk 15.01.2015 Basel, Switzerland Ludwig Susann; Steuer Noemi;
In der Hoffnung auf eine bessere Zukunft – zwei akademische Generationen in Mali Talk 13.01.2015 Basel, Switzerland Steuer Noemi;


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: radio, television Die Ausstellung "Was Werden Wird" Radio X German-speaking Switzerland 2016
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Longing for the Future Webseite longingforthefuture.ch International 2016
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Was werden wird - Longing for the Future - Construire son avenir International 2016

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
151508 Longing for the Future - Practices and Imaginations of Young Graduates 01.09.2014 Agora

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