IFRA is an institution of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attached to the French Embassy in Kenya.
IFRA-Nairobi, IFAS in Johannesburg and IFRA in Nigeria constitute the CNRS' research unit USR 3336.
Our library is open Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm
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Seminars, meetings and symposiums
Call for papers
Symposium 15th- 18th July 2014
Understanding Oneself and the Others: New Domestic and International Tourism Practices and the Promotion of Heritage and Tourism in East Africa, Symposium 15th- 18th July 2014, Nairobi, Kenya. Description
The African Great Lakes Observatory (OGLA)
New website: http://obslac.wordpress.com/
OGLA coming symposium: 26 November 2013 in Paris
Museums in East Africa
IFRA's program about museums in East Africa is in progress with a workshop on 9- 10 December about museum public studies which will be followed by a pilot study in Ethiopia, Kenya, Kenya and Uganda in 2014.
Tourism and Heritage in East Africa
IFRA will pursue its Heritage program with a meeting about tourism and the promotion of heritage in East Africa (2014).
Signing of a MOU between NMK (National Museums of Kenya) and IFRA.
Les Cahiers d'Afrique de l'Est n°47, 2013: "Diversity in Society" (coming soon).
MAMBO! "Des fusils, des chants et des lances" (G. Marmone), vol XI(4), 2013.
MAMBO! "Afro-Asians Relations in Kenya"" (G. Omenya), vol XI(5), 2013.
MAMBO! "The evolution of Sheng during the last decade" (A.Ferrari),vol XI(6), 2013.
MAMBO! "L'intégration régionale rwandaise" (J.Révillon) vol XI(7), 2013.
Cros B., Mattioli M.-A., Prum M. & Vircoulon T., Penser et gérer la diversité en société: regards sur l'Afrique, 2013, Paris-Nairobi: L'Harmattan.
Release of a special issue of the South African Journal of International Affairs:
IFRA soon on Revues.org
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Brochure of the French Institutes for Research Abroad
BIEA/IFRA seminars are organized once a month. You are a PhD student or a researcher and you wish to make a presentation of your research, please contact us. IFRA also organizes Brown Bag Seminars for visiting researchers and students doing their fieldwork.