WE-Africa is an alliance of likeminded scholars and practitioners who share a common concern about the current socio-economic conditions in which we live and are willing to work together to promote a transition to a wellbeing-based economy for Africa. It is an action-research network, which aims to consolidate evidence for change while focusing on building a new economy and promoting alternative development policies. The nexus between research and action is a crucial component of WE-Africa’s work. The network also endorses the principle of transdisciplinarity, which underlines the importance of combining knowledge from different scientific streams (natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities) as well as from different sources of experience in society at large (outside academia) with a view to tackling the complex problems affecting our civilization.
WE-Africa is looking for up to 25 thought leaders and change agents from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa in multiple disciplines from academia, business, media, government or the public sector to support in the realisation of their change initiatives. For more information see the info sheet below.