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African Research Network (ARN)

A key component of the TLFC program is the TLFC Africa Research Network, a dynamic Pan-African forum comprising researchers and stakeholders engaged in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) education. This network will play a pivotal role within the TFLC research project, offering essential technical and scholarly guidance to the diverse range of evidence-based research conducted under the TFLC research initiative.

The TLFC-ARN encompasses two distinct components:

  1. Technical Advisory Group (TAG): A select assembly of ten experts and specialists, endowed with a range of skills and rich experiences, that will orchestrate the research agenda’s formulation and meticulously supervise the research process. This group, which convenes quarterly and as needed, will be responsible for endorsing all research grants and final reports.
  2. Continental Advisory Group (CAG): Comprising up to fifty members, this broader assembly will convene annually to offer strategic guidance on the research agenda, as well as advice on the dissemination and utilization of research findings. Some of the funded researchers themselves may also be part of this group. The CAG’s additional responsibility will include nominating and endorsing new members of the TAG when needed.

The network is in the formative stage, and we would like to invite interested and qualified individuals to be part of the network.

Network Member Qualifications

  • Commitment to CODE’s vision of supporting sustainable literacy and reducing all forms of learning poverty with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Knowledge and experience with education in fragile or conflict-affected areas, especially as it impacts teaching and learning in either refugee or IDP situations.
  • Commitment to girls’ and women’s rights and an understanding of how gender equality and justice can be integrated into development initiative
  • An advanced degree in Education, Literacy, Migration and Diaspora Studies, Refugee and IDP Studies, Political Science or Public Policy and Administration, preferably at a PhD level but will consider a combination of education and significant experience in this field.
  • Direct experience conducting research in the field of literacy and education in the African context.
  • Direct and lived experience in sub-Saharan Africa, working in the field of literacy and education.
  • Direct or lived experience in refugee and IDP contexts.
  • Ample knowledge of the academic context in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with research grant administration.

Please send an email to if you have any questions regarding the network.

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