The SFA Network span Uganda, Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi and the UK, and it continues to expand. Our five hubs take an interdisciplinary approach to issues affecting sub-Saharan African and the Global South, bringing together universities, NGOs and community stake-holders.

Find out more about our hubs below.

Botswana Hub

Based at the University of Botswana, the hub aspires to diversify the SFA Network and Botswana through building strong partnerships with other stakeholders such as industry, parastatal organisations, government and private individuals.

The main research focus of the hub is Human and Wildlife interactions and community development based on assets.

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Malawi Hub

The headquarters of the Malawi hub is located at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR). The Malawi Hub is set to drive meaningful changes in the lives of local communities through consolidated efforts with inter- and intradisciplinary partnerships. The research focuses are food security and the usage of drones in community development initiatives.

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Nigeria Hub

The Nigeria hub comprises First-Technical University, Obafemi Awolowo University, WEP and LUTH. The research focuses on agrarian and mining communities development issues. The interdisciplinary team works in Osun and Oyo States, Nigeria.

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Scotland Hub

The Scotland hub is spread through the University of Glasgow, St Andrews University (Scotland) and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). The interdisciplinary team of researchers’ interests revolve around One Health, Education, Sustainability, Methodologies, Partnerships, etc. They also connect LMIC research institutions and NGOs to possible funding schemes.

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Uganda Hub

The Ugandan hub is one of the original SFA hubs. It comprises Makerere University, AWOC, ECOaction and African Rural University. The research focuses of the hub are water access, gender equity, poverty alleviation through empowerment (youth and women) and waste management.

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Eswatini Hub

The newly established SFA Eswatini Hub is housed in the University of Eswatini, under the Department of Geography, Environmental Science and Planning (GEP). Other key partners of the hub include Eswatini’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Eswatini Environment Authority (EEA), and the Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO). The Eswatini hub aims to build a society whose actions and decisions are sustainable.

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