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Anthropology of Human Security in Africa

Objective

ANTHUSIA is a multi-disciplinary EJD in the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa proposed by a consortium of four
universities in Aarhus, Edinburgh, Leuven and Oslo. Combining competences from Anthropology, Human Security and
African Studies It aims to foster talent relevant to current challenges and potentials of developing safe societies in Africa. By
exploring different areas from a human security perspective, the research will provide insights into problems such as
expanding young populations, accelerated urbanisation, unequally distributed growth, recurring conflicts, persistent health
problems, and refugee insecurity. A human security perspective shifts the focus from the security of nation states to the
safety and well-being of humans in their everyday lives. Human security problems, as well as growth rates in Africa have
obvious ramifications for European home security and economy. Refugee crises due to human insecurity in the African
continent are likely to continue evolving in the future.
We propose 15 ESR projects converging in a comprehensive understanding of human security. These address epidemics,
borderlands, infrastructure, economic/livelihood security, environmental/climate change, land and resource issues, and
political security – and the inter-linkages between them.
To enhance the research findings’ policy impact, ANTHUSIA has partnered with organizations offering secondments, and
will train them to do innovative dissemination. ANTHUSIA’s central African hub is the British Institute of East Africa, which
will host workshops and summer schools.
Each ESR is supervised by two senior researchers from two universities, will do one year of empirical research in Africa,
including 3-5 months of secondment, participate in PhD courses and disseminate research in a thesis as well as articles,
presentations, and policy briefs using visual media. The ESRs will be awarded a joint doctoral degree from the two
universities, where the supervisors are based.

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 450 409,40
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 450 409,40

Participants (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 751 680,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 751 680,00
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 145 100,96
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 145 100,96
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 819 863,64

Partners (20)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address

Durban

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

British Institute in Eastern Africa
Kenya
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Centre for Development and Enterprise
South Africa
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€ 0,00
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Johannesburg

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

COWI AS
Denmark
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€ 0,00
Address
Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
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€ 0,00
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo

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€ 0,00
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The Heritage Institute of Policy Studies
Somalia
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€ 0,00
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Mogadishu

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Institut des Sciences des Sociétés
Burkina Faso
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

International Commitee of Red Cross
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address

London

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Legal Assistance Centre
Namibia
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€ 0,00
Address

Windhoek

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

National Institute of Medical Research
Tanzania
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€ 0,00
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Dar Es Salaam

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€ 0,00
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Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Norway
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Promundo-US
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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€ 0,00
Address

Washington

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Southern Africa Labour and Development Unity
South Africa
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UN Human Security Unit
United States
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€ 0,00
Address

New York

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
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€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Kenya
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€ 0,00
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

War on Want
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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London

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Wits School of Governance
South Africa
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€ 0,00
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Johannesburg

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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE WORLD BANK GROUP
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
H Street 1818
20433 Washington Dc

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€ 0,00