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Mak Hosts AAUN International Workshop on Urbanisation and its Impact on Peri-urban Water and Food Security in Africa

L-R: Prof. Johnny Mugisha, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and Prof.Basant Maheshwari listen to proceedings during the AAUN workshop, 4th December 2017, FTNB Conference Hall, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Rapidly increasing population and urban migration across Africa and other developing regions of the world are creating new and complex challenges. The current water and land-use changes in urban and peri-urban regions have serious consequences for water and food security, lifestyle, environment, health and the overall well-being of urban and peri-urban communities.

It is within this context that Makerere University brought  together Australian and African partners to understand complex issues of changing land use patterns from the view point of community, policy and physical environment and identify the knowledge gap for collaborative research and teaching to improve water and food security and liveability in African cities.

The two  day international  conference (4th-5th December, 2017 )  dubbed, “Urbanisation and its impacts on Peri urban Water and Food security: Developing research collaboration and capacity building”,  sponsored by Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) will help to develop a trans disciplinary research and capacity building program to address the issues identified.

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