This epsiode addresses the role of care in adolescence in African contexts.
The conversation explores how context changes the very spaces and times of what adolescence is, when it starts and ends, how it is experienced and how it is categorized. Reflecting on the role of friendship, family formations and environmental conditions, the participants think through how interventions in adolescent lives relate to complex conditions of context. They discuss how different dimensions of care – whether in the home, institution or wider society – effect adolescence, and on the interweavings of care that take place before, during and after adolescence.
This episode was recorded during a three-day workshop on the theme of Understanding Adolescence in African Contexts, hosted at Rhodes House in Oxford.
Chris Desmond is a Director of the Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub
Olayinka Omigbodun is the first Nigerian female professor of psychiatry. She is Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Cindi Katz is professor of Environmental Psychology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Centre.
Lucie Cluver is Principal Investigator on the Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents Hub.