International Conference: Development Policies and Practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo

5 - 7 November 2018 - Centre Bilembo, Kinshasa-Gombe

With a focus on development policies and practices in the DRC, this conference will provide an overview of recent social science research in and on the DRC. Participants will have the opportunity to communicate research results to decision-makers and to strengthen national and international academic contacts.

The conference wants to promote a multidisciplinary perspective and welcomes contributions with a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches.

Call for papers (deadline July 15)

The conference is a joint organisation of:

  • the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) at ODI, London
  • the Centre de référence belge pour l’expertise sur l’Afrique centrale (CRE-AC, Bruxelles)
  • the Royal Museum for Central Africa (MRAC, Tervuren)
  • the Université de Kinshasa (UNIKIN)
  • the Great Lakes of Africa Center of the Institute of Development Policy (IOB, University of Antwerp).

Presentations SLRC, CRE-AC and MRAC

On day 1 and 2 of the conference the research results from a two-year UK-AID funded SLRC project on ‘Power, Politics and Poverty in the DRC’ will be presented. On day 3, hosted by CRE-AC and MRAC, the new editions of 'Conjonctures congolaises', 'Conjonctures de l’Afrique centrale’ and the ‘Monographies des Provinces de la RDC’ will be presented.

Academic committee

  • An Ansoms (Université Catholique de Louvain and CRE-AC)
  • Marie-Rose Bashwira (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Pierre Englebert (Claremont Graduate Institute-CGU)
  • Tom De Herdt (IOB)
  • Sara Geenen (IOB and CRE-AC)
  • Dorothea Hilhorst (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Claude Iguma (CGU)
  • Kamala Kaghoma (Catholic University of Bukavu)
  • Emmanuel Kasongo (UNIKIN)
  • Albert Malukisa (IOB)
  • Aymar Nyenyezi (CRE-AC, IOB and Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Mareike Schomerus (SLRC)
  • Jean Omasombo (MRAC)
  • Kristof Titeca (IOB)