Event Date and time:

Venue details: Darwin Building B40 LT, Gower Street | London WC1E 6BT

Organisers: Global Governance Institute, University College London

Event website: Turbulence, Change and Interruption: Working with Informality in West Africa 

Event cost: Free

As the informal sector grows in urban West Africa, and as many of the economic processes move into novel and emergent modes in a turbulent global political-economy, the temporal frameworks for its practitioners to predict, plan and create dependable infrastructures and relationships become a challenge. Based on a newspaper archive collected in Nigeria during the 1990s, a study of small businesses’ use of the energy supply in Lagos (carried out by Nigerian colleagues, with input from Guyer), and other published sources, this lecture explores research methods for identifying and studying the processes that are shaping the employment, incomes and services of the self-employed. It aims at topics, such as money exchange and management, and the extension of engagements amongst researchers from both Africa and Europe, and across disciplines.

The event is free and open to all but spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment please register on Eventbrite.

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