The Institute participated actively in partnership events, working closely with the following stakeholders: Universities of Limpopo, Venda, North West,Fort Hare and Wits on the Campus Lecture Series and AYGS conference on knowledge development and capacity building.
Tshwane University of Technology, Thabo Mbeki Africa Leadership Institute, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, NRF, Stats-SA, Ditsong Museums, DST and DIRCO were collaborators with AISA on the Africa Day and Scramble for Africa international conference that took place from 25 – 27 May 2011, where we received sponsorships from amongst others the Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Trade and Industry and International Marketing Council of South Africa.
The DST-AISA collaboration involving the North Africa book launch, COP 17, capacity building and Timbuktu proposed project are worth noting. The COP 17 AISA project was in partnership with Department of Environmental Affairs, Institute for Global Dialogue, UNISA, Erasmus Mundus and Solarhybrid. AISA’s project with Rutgers and Texas South universities on a governance and national productivity project kicked off with a seminar at University of Limpopo and meetings at North West University.
Partnerships have been forged with the BRICS Policy Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on continued institutional collaboration and a joint funding proposal; Archie Mafeje Research Institute, UNISA on our annual Archie Mafeje memorial lecture; Guggenheim Foundation and North-West University on the AYGS and a number of other
projects; China Development Bank on possible joint research projects; North-South Institute in Canada on fellowships and research projects; DIRCO, IGD, South Africa Institute of International Affairs, Wits and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on Managing Regional and Global Governance in southern Africa project; CODESRIA, CIRD/GIZ, NIHON, University and European Centre for Development and Policy Management on possible projects and other relevant collaborations. Negotiations with some of these institutions on collaborations are ongoing.