Name of the initiative:

Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa - LIRA 2030 Africa

By: The International Counsil For Science Research and Academia
Scope: Africa
Timeframe: 5 years
Starting month:


Project's value: 100k – 1M USD

To ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, in January 2017 ICSU in partneship with NASAC and the ISSC will support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) to make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier. The Programme is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Implementation modalities:
  • Collaborative research grants
  • Training activities on trans-disicplinary research
  • Annual Reserach Forums  
  • Participation in the major international scientific and policy processes
Expected accomplishments:

These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier.


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