The Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA) is the official journal for sustainable development in Africa. The journal was originally established as part of the function of the African Studies Program of Kalamazoo College in order to encourage an interdisciplinary discussion on the subject of sustainable development. With the departure of the editor-in- chief from Kalamazoo College, the JSDA was moved to Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After four and half years at Southern University, the journal was hosted at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina (2004-2008). In July of 2008, the Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa was moved to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where the editor-in-chief completed his tenure as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
It now addresses the policy components of Africa's development issues. The general belief is that theoretical and operational discussions of development efforts in Africa must be interdisciplinary so that policy makers and academics will have a useful academic journal, which could be instrumental in moving Africa's development forward. The journal focuses on debates of development; development paradigms; social, cultural, economic, and ecological sustainability; and the politics of sustainable development with regard to governance.
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