This roundtable will gather non-academic professionals who have conducted PhD level study and research to discuss how academic research can inform practitioners working to address Africa’s real world challenges. We would also welcome former practitioners who are now doing doctoral-level research.

Please send a short biographical blurb to jonahv[at] about your experiences across both professional practice and academic study, and very briefly note a few aspects you would like to discuss of how theory and research can inform practical policymaking, project planning, and activism.