||Region/Country of focus
|How can mining and agriculture work together to provide equitable economic opportunities?
||Harnessing natural resources for mining and agriculture is a key driver of global economic growth, transforming economies and societies in many countries. This project focuses on a strategy to leverage both agricultural and mining investment for mutual benefit and equitable benefit sharing.
|The human and environmental impacts of migratory pastoralism in arid and semi-arid East Africa
||The food security of migrant pastoralists on the arid and semi-arid rangelands of East Africa is critically affected by shocks like droughts and the state of vegetation resources for animal forage. This project aims to generate results on the feedbacks between migrant pastoralism and the environment, including addressing the impacts of new index insurance products.
||University of Sydney
|Using mining infrastructure for broader economic development
||This project aims to develop an economically, legally and operationally rational framework to enable shared use of mining-related infrastructure (rail, ports, power, water, internet and telecommunications) for broader economic development and conflict prevention.
||Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone
|Using Mozambique’s natural resource wealth to improve access to water and sanitation
||This collaborative research project led by Murdoch University and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane seeks to amplify evidence-based advocacy at national and provincial levels by analysing current efforts to increase access to water and sanitation in Nampula province, and build the business case for long-term investment of mineral resource revenues into the water and sanitation sector.
|The role of fisheries in promoting or jeopardising security in the Gulf of Guinea
||This project will identify the drivers of piracy and other unlawful maritime activities in the Gulf of Guinea region of West Africa and evaluate the role of subsistence, artisanal, domestic industrial and foreign industrial fisheries in promoting or jeopardising national and regional security. Cross-sectoral causes of conflict (e.g. fisheries vs. oil and gas) will also be investigated.
||University of Wollongong
|Improving the use of maternal, neonatal and child health services in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia
||This research will develop and implement the peer ethnographic approach to improve the skills and capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Non-government Organisations (NGOs) to encourage women in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia to give birth with skilled birth attendants.
|Improving the ability of smallholder farmers in southern Africa to engage with markets
||This project explores two models for developing smallholder farmers’ capacity to engage with markets.
|Understanding and working with local sources of peace, security and justice in West Africa
||This project investigates the nature and scope of non-state actors’ contribution to security, peace and justice in Ghana and Liberia, and their interaction with state and international actors and institutions.
||University of Queensland
|Identifying options for maternal and neonatal care for nomadic pastoralist communities in Kenya
||This project will investigate attitudes and practices of skilled birth attendants, traditional birth attendants and the pastoralist communities they serve in Laikipia and Samburu districts, and identify interventions, points of collaboration and policy changes that could improve maternal and neonatal health for pastoralists.
||Nossal Institute for Global Health
|Developing policies to better manage mines, mine closures and mine abandonments
||The project focus is to ensure the ability to manage environmental and social impacts of a mine from the outset and ensure capacity (fiscally and skill-wise) to undertake obligations of rehabilitation in affected environs to solve existing abandoned mine legacy issues and prevent further mine abandonments.
Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Zambia
|Making justice work for women in northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo
||This project investigates the efficacy of transitional justice for women considering the realities of women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts and their experiences of recurrent violence in northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo. The research will identify women’s priorities in the transitional justice context and the obstacles that prevent them from accessing justice and human rights.
||Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya
||University of Sydney
|Human rights and the environmental impact of mining in Africa
||This project examines the human rights and environmental impact of extractive industries in Africa taking into account the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Mining Vision and the first effort to develop a tool that State Parties, affected communities, and industries can use to evaluate human rights and environmental violations committed and plan future extractive projects that promote positive economic, human rights and environmental results.
||Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Tanzania
||University of Pretoria
|The results of food security and natural resource management programmes
||This research will assess the impact after 5-7 years of asset creation programmes (e.g. Public Works or Food-for-Asset programmes) related to natural resource management in Ethiopia and Kenya.
||Overseas Development Institute
|Improved yam storage for food security and income
||The project is aimed at reducing postharvest losses, increasing income and food security among the key actors in the yam value chain through improved yam storage systems.
||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Total Funding: $7,483,204