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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 450 409,40

Participants (3)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 751 680
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 145 100,96
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (20)

Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement
South Africa
Address

Durban
Activity type
Other
British Institute in Eastern Africa
Kenya
Address

Nairobi
Activity type
Other
Centre for Development and Enterprise
South Africa
Address

Johannesburg
Activity type
Other
COWI AS
Denmark
Address
Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
The Heritage Institute of Policy Studies
Somalia
Address

Mogadishu
Activity type
Other
Institut des Sciences des Sociétés
Burkina Faso
Address

Uagadugú
Activity type
Other
International Commitee of Red Cross
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
KENYA MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Kenya
Address
Off Mbagathi Way
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Legal Assistance Centre
Namibia
Address

Windhoek
Activity type
Other
National Institute of Medical Research
Tanzania
Address

Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Other
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Norway
Address

Oslo
Activity type
Other
Promundo-US
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Address

Washington
Activity type
Other
Southern Africa Labour and Development Unity
South Africa
Address

Cape Town
Activity type
Other
UN Human Security Unit
United States
Address

New York
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Kenya
Address
University Way
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
War on Want
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
Wits School of Governance
South Africa
Address

Johannesburg
Activity type
Other
THE WORLD BANK GROUP
United States
Address
H Street 1818
20433 Washington Dc
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)