Africa-related competencies for professionals
Continuing education at the Centre for African Studies
Continuing education at the ZASB is aimed at individuals who are engaged with Africa on a professional or private level, as well as organizations that operate in an African context. Our continuing education programme consists of thematic short courses and the CAS in African Affairs. In addition, we offer compact intensive courses as tailor-made solutions for companies and organizations.
For the ZASB, continuing education is an important channel for the exchange with a wider public as well as with business, authorities and civil society. This exchange is crucial for us in order to leverage the competences of our members and partners for society and to render our research and teaching activities more relevant.
8/9 November 2019
Political Religion: Tradition, Reform, Fundamentalism
This course challenges prevalent explanations of religious activism in Africa. Participants will be introduced to concepts of political religion and their application to African contexts in order to develop a historized and actors-centered understanding of current transformations.
28/29 November 2019
Youth in Africa: Agents of Change or Ticking Time Bomb?
This course looks at various forms and images of being young in Africa. Participants engage with case studies and different perspectives on the overall theme, and develop a nuanced picture of young African “makers and breakers” on the continent and beyond.
6/7 February 2020
Corruption and Integrity in Business and Development
This course provides participants with a thorough and reflected understanding of corruption and integrity. Participants engage with experiences and best practices from the perspectives of Swiss SMEs and multinationals as well as developmental NGOs.
Peacebuilding practice and research
Swisspeace offers a variety of trainings and courses at the University of Basel. The learning events bridge current academic findings with the latest insights from peacebuilding practice and provide a space for exchange among peacebuilding, development and humanitarian actors.
Basel Institute on Governance
Financial investigations and asset recovery
The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) of the Basel Institute on Governance has developed and delivered training programmes in financial investigations and asset recovery to practitioners all over the world for more than ten years.