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This project aims to improve the knowledge of informal entrepreneurship in Africa in order to offer public policy-makers options for building upon the economic and employment potential of informal enterprises. The results of the study can also
Migrant entrepreneurs are an important force in the informal economy in southern Africa, but their role is often invisible to policymakers and researchers. New research on the contributions of these migrant entrepreneurs will help to raise their
Labour income is crucial to the livelihoods of the poor in developing countries. Yet they face many constraints in finding decent jobs and developing small enterprises, and most are not covered by any form of social security. This project supports
Managing flooding is one of the major challenges Africa faces in regard to climate change. Frantic urbanization, out of control urban sprawl and destitute populations forced to live on marginal land have led to settlements in flood-prone areas in
Nutrition plays a critical role in the health of children in Africa. This research support project will provide funding to researchers to assess children's food consumption patterns and their nutritional status in Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia. The
Obesity in South Africa is becoming a major public health issue for the country - nearly 60% of adult women and 31% percent of adult men are either obese or overweight. As a result, the country has one of the highest diet-related disease burdens in
Heterosexual couples represent the largest HIV risk group in sub-Saharan Africa. Couples' Voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing (CVCT) is an effective HIV prevention strategy because it:
-decreases annual transmission rates by an estimated
Research by master's and PhD students on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce water stress caused by climate change will help communities better manage their resources.
The negative impacts of climate
Improving and extending the coverage of social protection is the greatest social security challenge facing Africa, where less than 10% of the population has access to such programs.
To date, technical capacity to do research in the
Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to human development in Kenya. Extreme weather patterns - especially unpredictable droughts and floods - threaten the country's national development planning and the socio-economic well-being of