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Professor Alcinda Honwana, summary curriculum vitea

  • Born in Mozambique, Professor Honwana did her first degree in History and Geography at the University Eduardo Mondlane Maputo; then a Maitrise in Sociology at the Universite de Paris 8 in France; and a MA and PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of London in the UK.  She was senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town.
  • Professor Honwana was a member of the board of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) based in Dakar from 1998 to 2002. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the African Studies Association in the USA in 2004/2005.
  • At the New School University, New York in 2001/2002 she was visiting Professor.
  • Professor Honwana was the coordinator of the International Research Network on Children and Armed Conflict from 2001 to 2005.
  • She worked for the Social Science Research Council in New York where she directed the Children and Armed Conflict Program and the Africa Programme.
  • Professor Honwana also worked as a Programme Officer at United Nations, in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in New York.
  • In 2005 Professor Honwana became Professor and Chair of International Development Centre (IDC), Open University, UK. 

For more information, please visit her personal pages at the IDC.