Sustainable Futures in Africa - Further Funding


Congratulations to Mia Perry for securing funding of almost £100,000 to continue the work of the Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network from funding allocated to the University of Glasgow from the Scottish Funding Council to support work within the Global Challenges Research Fund. SFA is an interdisciplinary collective established in 2016 bringing together researchers, educators, and communities across 4 African countries and the UK. This project will resource the leadership, administrative support, and research infrastructure developed over the past 18 months to ensure the network’s success.

With a commitment to methodologies of engagement (across disciplines, sectors, cultures), the network is concerned broadly with environmental degradation in relation to education and cultural practices. The long-term goal is sustainability through partnerships that support genuine and decolonial collaboration across Northern and Southern partners. To this end we are strengthening capacity and leadership across regions. This project will employ a new Africa-based and NGO-affiliated co-director of the network; as well as develop the internal capacity of the 5 hubs; and support the annual network symposium in Kampala, Uganda, February 2019.


The full team are as follows

PI: Mia Perry, CR&DALL, School of Education, College of Social Science

CoI: Dr Daniel Koehn, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, College of Science and Engineering

CoI: Prof Dan Haydon, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Academic Partners:

Dr Alex Okot, Makerere University (Ugandan SFA hub director)
Mr Anthony Kadoma, SFA, Makerere University & AWOC (Apala Widows and Orphanage Centre) and ECOaction

Prof Boyson Moyo, LUANAR (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) (Malawian SFA hub director)
Mr Stewart Paul, SFA, LUANAR & Abundance

Prof MmaB Modise, University of Botswana (Botswanan SFA hub director)
Ms Goitse Mmeko, University of Botswana (Administrator for Bostwana hub of SFA)

Prof Sola Ajayi, Obafemi Awolowo University and Ibadan Technical University (Nigerian SFA hub director)
Ms Grace Awosanmi, Obafemi Awolowo University (Administrator for Nigerian hub of SFA)

Non-Academic Partners:

Dr Alex Okot, Apala Widows and Orphanage Centre, Uganda

Dr Deepa Pullanikkatil, Abundance, Malawi

Ms Priscilla Achapka, Women’s Environmental Programme


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