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Tag: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education for sustainable development: Continuing Professional Development for teachers

The main aim of this project is to generate new knowledge about engaging teachers in a low-resource context with sustainability issues. The overall research question is ‘What is the meaning of Education for Sustainable Development…
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Leadership towards a sustainable circular economy in the Horn of Africa

The main aim of this research project is to explore the meaning, possibility and relevance of the circular economy in the context of the Horn of Africa. The project has an original empirical focus on…
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Makhanda Ngoku!

There have been mounting debates and various political actions- since and before the attainment of democracy in South Africa - about land reform as a way of addressing the long and unjust land dispossession through…
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(Re)imagining Greater Muizenberg: nurturing seeds of transgressive learning

We wish to understand how courageous (transgressive) forms of education and learning can strengthen our communities to dismantle our historical legacy of racism and inequality and create just, sustainable futures together. With a focus on…
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Water mapping as community-based activist research and education for the water commons 

This is a proposal for a community-based activist research process that supports the work of the Africa Water Commons Collective in organizing for urban water justice and feeds into environmental education research on water justice…
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Teaching critical thinking about health skills to out of school youth using the adapted informed health choices digital learning in Rwanda: A local capacity building project for sustainable cities and communities

The rapid evolution of ICT, media and social media has exposed young people to tremendous reliable and unreliable sources of health information. The variety of sources of information has its advantages and disadvantages. It provides…
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First we eat! Mobilising early childhood development centres to develop agency for growing, eating and sharing healthy food

In 2016, the South African Demographic and Health Survey reported that 27% of children under age 5 are stunted, 3% are wasted, and 6% are underweight. In the small city of Makhanda, these statistics may…
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Research on ability of education to contribute to climate action in Rwanda

This project intends to analyze the way of mitigating the effect of climate change through empowering youth by providing them with a type of education that enables them to acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes required…
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Coping with Kigali urban growth challenges: educating communities for building livelihood resilience and wellbeing

The project starts from the observation of the extend to which the rapid growth and modernization of the City of Kigali affect the native residents of the encroached zones who are forced to sell their…
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