Visiting Scholar Programme 2018

For three-weeks from the end of November to beginning of December, The Governance Group, in conjunction with the University of Oslo’s Law Faculty, hosted two visiting scholars from Católica University in Angola to participate in a visiting scholar programme. The human rights programme aims to provide experts in Angola with the intellectual and research resources to develop leading academic research.

After an open call for applications, Margareth Nangacovie and João António Francisco from Católica University were chosen as the two visiting scholars.

Margareth was hosted at the Law Faculty of the University of Oslo and conducted research on the access of women to higher education from a comparative perspective between Angola and Norway, focussing on how to teach women’s law from the perspective of human rights using examples from Norway and elsewhere in Africa in order to inform the development of a similar course at the Católica University in Luanda.

Francisco was hosted at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights where he conducted research on sustainability and human rights in relation to businesses in Angola. He focused his research on the incorporation of a sustainability perspective with regards to business and human rights using the ‘Nordic model’ as an example of this.

Both scholars produced research articles on their respective topics and presented their research and findings at both the Law Faculty and Norwegian Centre for Human Rights while they were in Oslo.

After editing, both research articles will be made available on the Human Rights Education Project Portal.