The 2014 Residential School was held in association with the Business School, University of Mauritius & the University of Mauritius Trust, and was supported by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Between 31st March and 4th April 2014, the participants and speakers met to discuss and debate at Le Paradis Hotel, Le Morne, in the south-west corner of the island.
Now in its seventh year, the residential school initiative continues to explore issues of governance and development in Africa through an intensive programme of lectures, seminars and workshops. More than twenty participants from different African countries were in attendance – including policy makers, academics, government officials and civil society representatives. The programme devised and delivered by academics from the Development Studies department at SOAS, along with other invited speakers from Mauritius, France and the UK. The selected participants benefitted from the knowledge and research presented by the speakers, and brought their own diverse experiences of development, civil service and academic study to contribute to the lively atmosphere of debate that characterised the five day event.