Recent Conferences
Talk by President of African Development Bank at IIC organiseded by ASA/PRIASA on 1st February2013
Round Table on "China in Francophone and Anglophone Africa: Implications on India", 24th August 2012 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Conference to Establish Asian Africannist Network at Seoul, Korea on 27-29 April 2012
Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Francophone and Lusophone Africa: Comparing Opportunities for Indian Foreign Policies” 27th September 2011,Conference Room-001 School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University
Talk by Nigerian Foreign Minister on 17th April 2011 at 5 PM
International seminar on 'India-Africa Enduring Partnership: Emerging Areas of Co-operation' at Mumbai organised by African Studies Association of India (ASA India) and Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai on 2-3 March, 2011
Round Table on "Democratic Tremors in North Africa: Implications for India", 9th February 2011 at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Public lecture cum discussion by Prof. Denis Venter on "The Imperatives of Democracy and Governance for African Renewal" at Conference Hall I, India International Centre on 27th January 2011 at 6:30 PM
ASA Interaction with visiting Journalist from Africa January 2011
International Seminar on India and South Africa: Political, Economic, Strategic and Diaspora Relations, 2-3 December, 2010 in collaboration with ASA India and IIC
Lecture cum discussion with Highcommissioner of the Republic of Gambia, 9th November 2010
Round Table on China and Africa: Perspective from India on 7th September 2010 at SIS, JNU
A talk by Prof. Peggy Levitt, 18 August 2010 at IIC
Teaching , Researching and Resourcing African Studies in India" on 19th March 2010 at Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
International Seminar on “India and Africa: An Emerging Partnership” SIOS and Teen Murti Bhavan in Collaboration with ASA India on 4-5th March 2010, Inaguration by External Affairs Minister Mr. S. M. Krishna and Valedictory by MOS Sashi Tharoor
International Seminar on India and Africa: Partnership for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development organized by African Studies Association of India in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) & IIC on 9-10 Feb. 2010
South Africa under Globalisation: Issues in Foreign Policy and Development at New Delhi (JNU) on 11-12 Nov 2009
Asia - Sudan Internation Seminar organised in collaboration with Denmark School of International Studies at New Delhi (at IIC) on 10-11 Nov. 2009
International Seminar on India and SADC: Role and Importance of South Africa’ , Organised by African Studies Association of India and Punjabi University on 9-10 October 2009 at Punjabi University, Patiala.
International Seminar on India and North Africa under Globalization’ Organised by African Studies Association of India and Academy of Academy of Third World Studies on 18-19 February 2009 at JMI New Delhi.
African Studies Association of India (ASA)
African Studies Association of India (ASA), is an All India apex body of Indian Africanist coming from academics, media, diplomatic services, business and other professions. It is a non- profitable, non-governmental organisation registerd under Society Registration Act of 1860, having registration number 47140/2003. It is registerd as a non-profit charitable organisation under Section 12A of Income Tax law of India. It has been also  cerified under Section 80G of Income Tax Act of India qualifying  donations made to the Society eligible for tax exemption. ASA was founded in the year 2003 and its permanent secretariat is located at the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Its regional units are also located at Mumbai, Patiala, Chennai, Udaipur and Kolkata. The Association focuses on developing a multi-disciplinary approach on African affairs/issues through major research projects, seminars, workshops, discussions, round tables, study groups, conferences, symposiums and research colloquia among the several research experts from various disciplines (the natural science, social sciences and the humanities) in the Indian Universities. These programs not only develop synergies among the experts but also bring them together under the same roof. ASA encourages flow of ideas across various disciplines and provides a strong base for collaborative projects on African affairs. The Association intends to link up the various African Studies programmes and other similar Associations all over the world and works as an umbrella organization for African studies scholars in Asia to promote Asian perspective on African affairs to facilitate Afro-Asian cooperation. ASA has organised several national & international conferences, symposiums, lectures, talks, interactions and seminars. It publishes books on African Affairs, Indo-African relations and Afro-Asian cooperation. It also has two refereed biannual journals Africa Review and Insight on Africa. Most of its members are post graduate degree in Social Sciences and Humanities with specialisation in African affairs. A good number of students are also members of ASA who are pursuing higher studies on Africa.


Programme Announcements
International Conference on “Emerging India-Africa Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities” Organized by African Studies Department, University of Mumbai in collaboration with African Studies Association of India on 12-13April 2017 at Kalina Campus, Univ
Conference on "India and Africa in 21st Century: Experiences and Issues of Governance, Development and Foreign Policies" by PRIASA, New Delhi and OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 11 December 2014 at OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Development, Diaspora and International Relations of African Countries at Walkite University, Ethiopia on 10th December 2014
India and Africa: Developmental Experiences and Bilateral Cooperation”at Walkito University on 8-9 December 2014
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