We made a visit to the Afrika Studie Centrum in Leiden, the Netherlands.
Needless to say, this is a completely unique resource at our fingertips. If you have not been to the ASC we recommend checking it out.
We were lucky (thanks to Marieke) to manage a meeting with both Dr. Andre Leliveld and Dr. Rijk van Dijk.
It was great to meet researchers who have years of experience working with the topics and countries we are interested in.
We were particularly interested to learn about their research program on Connections and Transformations.
They are doing some ground breaking research on mobile communication in Africa and we will be reading through much of their work.
We look forward to keeping them posted on our progress and hope to meet with the team again in a few weeks.