UP launches national network to support UN Sustainable Development Goals
The University of Pretoria (UP) has launched SDSN South Africa, a national network for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The SDSN is an international initiative that marshals global
Research to support vulnerable migrant children
The WUN research group ‘African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement’ is investigating African child and youth health in the context of migration and displacement.
African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement
A global research group supported by WUN is working to boost the wellbeing of African children and young people who have migrated or been displaced. Many African communities have high
Resilient Peace Final Workshop
“Exploring resilient peacebuilding actors, cultures and policy transfer in West Africa”.
WUN Global Africa Group workshop 2018
Implementing the SDGs in East Africa: Translating collaborative research into policy impact.
WUN Global Farm Platform Workshop
A novel framework for international comparisons of on-farm sustainability was the main focus of a WUN Global Farm Platform workshop held in Nairobi, November 2018
Religion and Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Accra in Global Context
WUN academic workshop report: The Shiloh Project In Ghana. An Intersectional Exploration of Religion and Gender-Based Violence.
New book broaches live issues for African development agendas
A new book by WUN’s Global Africa Group (GAG) is on track for publication by Springer in early 2019. It will also feature at GAG’s public forum during the WUN Annual Conference in Perth in May.
New £9m programme to transform food systems in Africa
GCRF-AFRICAP project has been launched in Pretoria.
Strengthening health priority in Ethiopia with funding from Gates Foundation
A grant of 3 million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling the University of Bergen professor Ole Frithjof Norheim and his research group to teach health priorities to Ethiopian students.
WUN Global Africa Group secures Springer book contract
WUN Global Africa Group held an author workshop at the University of Cape Town on 2 December 2017, for their collaborative book project Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes some 53 contributing WUN co-authors. The book will be published early 2019 by Springer.
Research strengths secure global challenge funding
Two research projects led by the University of Leeds have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities.
WUN Global Africa Group Inaugural Strategic Workshop
The World Universities Network Global Africa Group launched its inaugural Strategic Research Workshop, hosted by the University of Ghana, in July 2017.