The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.
Its primary objectives are:
- to promote the discipline of anthropology in an international context
- to promote cooperation and the sharing of information among world anthropologists
- to promote jointly organized events of scientific debate, and
- co-operation in research activities and dissemination of anthropological knowledge.
Key activities in line with these objectives are:
WCAA Task Forces
The blog can potentially serve as a world forum for anthropologists' debates. It's open to everyone. Add comments or better still, write your own piece on any anthropological topic, email it to cmgordon(at)cuhk.edu.hk, and we’ll post it.
If your association is interested to join the WCAA, read further information here.
WCAA statement on ebola
This aims to facilitate communication between governments of affected countries, international and local health organizations, and anthropologists with relevant knowledge and expertise. (PDF)
The WCAA and IUAES are working towards a strategic alliance. Read more about this process (PDF).
A new archive dedicated to member association submissions to public enquiries, etc.
Read the Australian Society's submission to the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.
(((ASF))) Antropologos Sem Fronteiras has now been setup. Visit their website to learn more, volunteer and/or submit a project.