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ACRC’s research in Maiduguri has been covered by a number of radio and television stations, in English, Kanuri and Hausa along with other local languages.
A new open access paper in Area Development and Policy by Diana Mitlin investigates how urban reform coalitions can contribute to inclusive and equitable urban change in the global South.
Diana Mitlin talks about her new paper on how reform coalitions can contribute to inclusive equitable urban change in the global South.
Household microenterprises in African cities: A conversation with Selina Pasirayi and Rollins Chitika
Ademola Omoegun talks to two city-based researchers from the neighbourhood and district economic development domain – Selina Pasirayi (Harare) and Rollins Chitika (Lilongwe) – about the critical role that household microenterprises (HMEs) play in African cities.
“I have lived everything there is to be lived in this city. Now I need to leave because all that is left for me here is misery and I want a better life for my child.”
While on fieldwork in Maiduguri, I met Aisha (not her real name), who introduced herself as the commander of the vigilante group in her community.
Wangui Kimari talks to Patience Adzande about the unfolding safety and security domain research in Nairobi, how she hopes it will contribute to decolonising ideas and practices for security in the city, and the importance of cross-domain coordination for achieving urban transformation.
ACRC housing domain researchers in Accra, Dar es Salaam, Freetown, Lagos and Lilongwe reflect on how increasing fuel costs have affected housing and construction ecosystems in ACRC research cities, and how these have in turn affected the lives of low-income households.
The Maiduguri research uptake team of the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) held a one-day stakeholder engagement meeting on 30 November 2022, where they presented key findings from the research carried out in the city.
Community representatives, academic researchers and practitioners from the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) convened for a three-day workshop in Nairobi on 23 November, to advance preparations for the implementation phase of the programme.
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