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]

  1. Evaluation of Development Programmes in Nutrition and Health

    This research seeks to assess the impact of school feeding and deworming (as a package of programmes or multiple treatments) on school performance (test scores), retention (drop-out rates) and repetition rates, while elaborating on the determinants of school performance.


    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.

  3. Human Mobility in the Horn of Africa

    Environmental factors are playing an increasing role in the movement of refugees in the Horn of Africa.

  4. IS Academy on Migration and Development

    The main objectiveof the IS Academie is to strengthen the quality of policies in the area of development cooperation through the interaction between policymakers and academia.

  5. Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Empowerment (KAPE)

    Understanding knowledge, attitudes and practices around water and sanitation and raising awareness about the linkages between water, environment and health in order to empower communities to be able to address their own water-related challenges.

  6. Learning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa

    This project is a comparative, country-based research programme that seeks to answer a seemingly simple but complex question: Why is there so little industry in Africa?