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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTERS

The Network’s activities are anchored on its host Centre of Excellence which has eight multidisciplinary research clusters. These clusters carry out knowledge co-production in research, advocacy and capacity building programmes. The clusters are multidisciplinary in nature and work with a broad spectrum of stakeholders across policy making, public service, business, civil society, women and community groups for impact.

VISION

To be the hub for world-class, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, applied research on housing and sustainable development; connecting researchers in this thematic area in order to initiate, develop, disseminate and affect change in Africa’s cities.   

MISSION

To attract, through collaborative actions; active researchers and funders, across all cadres, from within and outside Africa, that would work in collaboration with stakeholders from academia, private sector, government and non-government organizations to solve the diverse problems evident in African cities.

CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 1

Sustainable cities and African urbanization dynamics cluster

Sustainable cities and African urbanization dynamics cluster works around issues relating to resilient cities, city development policy and environmental changes in cities amongst others.

Sustainable cities and African urbanization dynamics cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 2

Housing and regeneration cluster

Housing and regeneration cluster researches in both the formal and informal housing sector, with specific focus on housing regeneration, slum upgrades, informal housing, housing finance and housing market analysis.

Housing and regeneration cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 3

Urban health and livability cluster

Urban health and livability cluster is centered on environmental evaluation and quality of living and urban health policy and planning.

Urban health and livability cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 4

Sustainable urban design and infrastructure

Sustainable urban design and infrastructure cluster researches on issues relating to sustainable buildings/housing, thermal comfort and sustainable infrastructure.

Sustainable urban design and infrastructure

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 5

Land management and administration cluster

Land management and administration cluster focuses on repositioning land management and administration for efficient land governance and sustainable developments, gender equity in land rights and land tenure issues.

Land management and administration cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 6

Sustainable construction and construction skill development cluster

Sustainable construction and construction skill development cluster researches on issues relating to sustainable facilities maintenance, African construction capacity and local content, Artisans’ skills acquisition research, construction materials, technical and process innovation.

Sustainable construction and construction skill development cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 7

Pro-poor governance and management in Africa cluster

Pro-poor governance and management in Africa cluster is centered around its informal economy work group, informal settlement work group and urban governance work group.

Pro-poor governance and management in Africa cluster

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CoE RESEARCH CLUSTER 8

Spatial Data Infrastructure cluster

Spatial Data Infrastructure cluster’s activities are dedicated towards developing a digital data hub for African research networks and expanding its spatial data infrastructure framework.

Spatial Data Infrastructure cluster

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