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African Rural-City Connections

Objective

The overall objective of the African Rural-City Connections (RurbanAfrica) project is to explore the connections between rural transformations, mobility, and urbanization processes and analyze how these contribute to an understanding of the scale, nature and location of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. The RurbanAfrica project will advance the research agenda on rural-city connections in sub-Saharan Africa by addressing a range of crucial components: agricultural transformations, rural livelihoods, city dynamics, and access to services in cities. In this respect the project will challenge a number of generally accepted ‘truths’ about rural and city development, and the importance and implication of migration in shaping these. It will thereby question the overall negative interpretations of the economic role of rural-urban mobility and migration in sub-Saharan Africa and generate new insights into the relationship between rural-city connections and poverty dynamics. The project will include nine partners; four European, one international, and four sub-Saharan African. RurbanAfrica focuses on four country cases: Rwanda, Tanzania, Cameroon and Ghana and examine in-depth two rural-city connections in each of the case countries. Research is organized into six work packages: Agricultural transformation, rural livelihoods, city dynamics, access to services, knowledge platform and policy dialogue, and synthesis, dissemination and management. Central to the approach is the on-going integration of policy research, policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and empirical research. Through ongoing collaboration between senior and junior researchers from European and sub-Saharan African partners, and co-supervising of PhD students, the project will contribute to capacity building and potentially impact curriculum development. The research and dissemination process will be supported by a scientific advisory board, with members from European and sub-Saharan African research institutions.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-2
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 852 214,40
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

National University of Rwanda

Participation ended

Rwanda
Address

Butare
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrie Mukashema (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 393 195,75
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bas Leeflang (Dr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 392 253,60
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 164 400
Address
235 Third Floor 235 High Holborn
WC1V 7LE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Ray (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURES
France
EU contribution
€ 274 800
Address
Allees Antonio Machado 5
31058 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annie Soulie
UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA
Rwanda
EU contribution
€ 162 960
Address
Po Box 4285
Kigali
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrie Mukashema (Mr.)
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 134 990
Address
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vedasto R.M. Muhikambele (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE DSCHANG
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 128 720
Address
Universite De Dschang
237 Dschang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Noutchieu Noutchieu
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 148 400
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ernest Aryeetey (Prof.)
ARDHI UNIVERSITY
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 42 930
Address
Ardhi University
- Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eliuter Mwageni (Prof.)