Africa-focused UNU projects
The United Nations University (UNU) is currently engaged in over 50 projects focused on Africa. Please find below a list of Africa-focused UNU projects. [Stocktaking: October 2011]
The "Impact of Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa" or FOSSINA is a fellowship research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The aim of the research is to investigate the potential impact of FOSS for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Knowledge Needs Management and Capacity Development of National Councils for Sustainable Development (NCSDs) for Green Economy Governance in Africa
Developing a green economy, one that improves the human condition while mitigating environmental risks, will provide great opportunities for resource efficient production, poverty eradication and inclusive growth in Africa.
In 2008, this Initiative was launched when the Republic of Congo requested the United Nations University to provide expertise in the area of disaster risk management and prevention.
As part of a larger Global Environment Facility (GEF) project “Regional Dialogue to Improve Transboundary Water Resources Governance in Africa”, UNU-INWEH undertook a comparative study of management approaches by five lake commissions in the African Great Lakes and Laurentian Great Lakes in North America.