This month, the South African node of African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) (hosted in SALDRU), participated in a networking workshop organised by African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and the “Northern 8” (N8) universities of the UK. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate collaboration and provide a platform for joint projects amongst the ARUA network and the N8 universities. The event also provided ACEIR with an opportunity to convene a workshop of its own, which was hosted by ISSER at the University of Ghana, Legon. At this workshop, ACEIR members from the Ghanaian, Kenyan and South African nodes met over two days to refine the Centre’s work programme for the next few months, and to plan the broader research programme of the Centre. We look forward to sharing more detailed information about this exciting new research programme, in the coming weeks.