The organisation of international workshops and conferences has always been an important activity of Point Sud in order to promote the dialogue between scholars and scientists from all over the world. Accordingly, Point Sud has hosted various events of different sizes ranging from small workshops for young researchers to conferences with over 150 participants from all over the world. This tradition continues up to the present.The principal events Point Sud has organised in collaboration with its partners include:
The international colloquium: Interface between local and universal knowledge
12th-14th of February 2000
The international colloquium: Decentralisation and local knowledge in Africa
15th-18th of February 2002
An international conference held in Bamako and Timbuktu in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany and the GTZ: “Heinrich Barth (1821-1865): European Scholar and Intermediary between Worlds and Cultures”. 29th of November – 5th of December 2004 (see also under Publications).
A symposium organised in collaboration with the Volkswagen Foundation that served as the first grantees meeting within the Africa initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation at Bamako, “The Knowledge of Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects with sub-Saharan Africa”. 25th – 28th of November 2007. Bamako Conference 2007 Reader (PDF)
Bamako Conference 2007 Film