Tuliwaza seeks to generate, share and democratize various forms of knowledge based on the needs and input of African social movements.
Bridging the gap between the wealth of contemporary African intellectual thought and the practice of people-led struggle for social justice, Tuliwaza creates an interface between emerging African scholars, leaders and activists, ensuring that knowledge generation be in the service of African peoples.
Participatory and collaborative
- Activist in residence: we prioritise the creation of physical, fiscal and intellectual support for reflection, writing and dissemination of an independently conceptualised research and/or writing project by an activist
- Action research that places emphasis on the co-creation of knowledge with research participants and strengthening the link between knowledge and action.
- Bi-annual methodology seminars: spaces for inter-disciplinary reflection designed to deliver learning notes, which will subsequently be translated into joint publications
Fahamu understands that the gap between theory and practice is also one of access. Built into all research design is therefore distribution and communication as a key cornerstone of the program including:
- Recognizing the language diversity across Africa, Tuliwaza research is generated, wherever possible, in a number of languages.
- And, through Fahamu’s Adilisha program, Tuliwaza research forms the cornerstone of learning provided to and for activism.
Supporting movement-led research
Being a repository of a wealth of experiences, peoples’ histories, political thought and ideology, social movements and activists hold critical knowledge for the development and understanding of theories of change in contemporary Africa. Fahamu through Tuliwaza will support movement-led research through training and fellowships anchored by Adilisha and advocacy initiatives led by Utetezi in addition to facilitating other networks of support.