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The Arusha Declaration @50

The Arusha Declaration @50
Hosted by: Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
24th Feb 2017 08:30 - 24th Feb 2017 19:00
Chrystal Macmillan Building

To mark the 50th anniversary of Tanzania's Arusha Declaration in February 1967, the Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group at the University of Edinburgh are hosting a one-day workshop on the theme ‘The Arusha Declaration @50’ on Friday 24 February 2017.

The workshop will bring together academics from across the UK and Tanzania providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the broad theme of implications of the Arusha Declaration on contemporary Tanzanian politics, economic development, education and social media. There will also be a historical focus, including personal reflections from those who were involved in the early days of the Arusha Declaration.

The workshop features roundtables, hence plenty of opportunity for engagement. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided walk around Nyerere’s Edinburgh, led by Tom Molony, author of Nyerere: The early years followed  by wine reception at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL.

Her Excellency Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania has informed us she will be unable to attend the workshop due to circumstances beyond her control. 

 Moreover, we are lucky to have Prof. Sam Wangwe, the former Executive Director of REPOA, and Principal Research Associate for ESRF who has graciously agreed to give closing remarks. 

A £5 contribution will be required for lunch and refreshments.

Check out the conference programme for more details. 

  • Where: 50 George Square Project Room, 1.06, The University of Edinburgh
  • When: 24 February 2016
  • REGISTER here. 

Registration: We highly encourage participants to register and to indicate whether they will also be attending the guided tour and or wine reception.

Please direct any questions to