Tanzania regards agriculture as a pillar of the economy which accounts for almost half of the country’s gross domestic product. However the agricultural informal sector faces many challenges.  In most cities, including Dar-es-Salaam, members of the community face such challenges as inadequate value addition in agricultural and fisheries products, inadequate adherence to standards, poor quality of agricultural fisheries products marketing, weak institutional set-up for dealing with agricultural and fisheries marketing and limited use of marketing risk management approaches.

This is the fourth case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Mpoki Mwaikokesya and Heriel Moshi of the University of Dar es Salem.  The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

Last week our colleague at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, Dr Mia Perry, wrote a piece for the Scotsman (Aid is all very well but fair exchange and self-awareness may matter more). Mia is one of the lead academics in the Sustainable Futures in Africa Network, a consortium of researchers, educators, development workers located in countries across Africa (specifically Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda). The network is multi-disciplinary, spanning education, geography, art, and engineering among others. It is engaged in a number of projects, including The CSPE (Communities of Science and Practice Engage) Network: Mitigating the implementation gap in environmental initiatives through community engagement and public pedagogies,funded under GCRF by ESRC (ES/P006701/1)

Subscribers to the SUEUAA site may be interested in this event being organised at Columbia University. Below please find an invitation recently received.

This is the third case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Nickey Janse van Reinsberg of the University of Johannesburg.  The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

This is the second case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Doctor Kemal Ketuly of the University of Duhok.  The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

On the 19th and 20th of February, the British Academy (BA) invited the 16 projects funded under their Global Challenges Cities and Infrastructure call to attend a two day event in London. SUEUAA was represented by Professor Mike Osborne, Dr Muir Houston, Dr Jo Neary, and Dr Neil Burnside. The first day was an opportunity for networking and for each of the funded projects to outline their aims, objectives, and methodologies by way of a short 10 minute presentation.

This is the first case study from SUEUAA (Strengthening Urban Engagement in Universities in Asia and Africa), written by Professor Charles Nherera of the University of Zimbabwe and Dr Jo Neary, University of Glasgow. The project is interested in how Universities in the Global South can contribute to solving geographical, economic and social issues in their cities. The project is looking at six cities in six different countries: Harare (Zimbabwe), Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Manilla (Philippines), Duhok (Iraq), and Sanandaj (Iran).

Professors Michael Osborne & Caroline Knowles

The Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project team were delighted to welcome Professor Caroline Knowles, Programme Director of the British Academy’s Cities and Infrastructure Programme, this week for a meeting in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. This year, the British Academy’s Global Challenge Research Fund (Cities and Infrastructure) funded 17 projects across the UK, all of which looking at aspects of how to create and maintain sustainable and resilient cities in developing countries, of which SUEUAA is one*.