Issues specific to urban and rural contexts, including migration, environment, economics, food systems, and property rights.

Principal Investigator: Marie Rodet. Lead Organisation: School of Oriental & African Studies

Co-investigators: Friederike Luepke; Bakary Camara; Elara Bertho

Examining the energy practices of very poor women, men and young people living in informal settlements in peri-urban situations in Nigeria, South Sudan, Nepal and Bangladesh and how these are changing, drawing comparative lessons.
Principal Investigator: Cecilia Tacoli. Lead Organisation: International Institute for Env and Dev
 
Co-investigators: Somsook Boonyabancha; Anna Maria Walnycki; Alice Marin Sverdlik; David Satterthwaite
 
Urbanisation in low-income nations presents both opportunities and immense challenges.

Principal Investigator: Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta. Lead Organisation: Institute for Peace and Security Studies

Co-investigators: Kidane Kiros Bitsue; Jennifer Elizabeth Hodbod; Edward Geoffrey Jedediah Stevenson; Fana Gebresenbet Erda; Emma Jayne Tebbs

Traffic jam, Dhaka, Bangladesh
This project seeks to incorporate migrant perspectives and sources of innovation into urban planning to build safer and more sustainable cities, addressing environmental sustainability, poverty, and conflict and security.
Group photograph of displaced people affected by flooding in Beletweyne, Somalia.

Principal Investigator: Jutta Bakonyi. Lead Organisation: Durham University

Co-investigators: Ali Ali; Peter Chonka; Nimo Ali; Kirsti Stuvoey

Principal Investigator: Marlene Elias. Lead Organisation: Bioversity International

Co-investigators: Idrissa Ouedraogo; Mansour Boundaogo; Sarah Jones; Traore Aurokiatou Tiegoue; Mark Mulligan; Natalia Estrada Carmona; Fabrice DeClerck

Unrest in Nigeria. Charred vehicle remains after a bomb blast at Terminus market in Jos.
This mixed-methods research aims to bring together key development concerns related to sustainable livelihoods, social vulnerability, and poverty to build an alternative account of 'insecurity and crime' in African cities.
Pastoralists in the Afar Region, Ethiopia
Principal Investigator: Paul Hutchings. Lead Organisation: Cranfield University.
 
Co-Investigators: Barbara C. Van Koppen (International Water Management Institute IWMI); Alison Parker (Cranfield University); Bethel Gebremedhin (International Rescue Committee, IRC)

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