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Mobilities and Socialities: Covid-19 in the Drylands of Africa and Beyond



Sub-project within the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2052 - "Africa Multiple: reconfiguring African Studies"

Duration: 18 months, May 2021 - October 2023

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Andrea Behrends

Principle Investigators:

  • Dr. Angela Kronenburg García, University of Padua, Italy
  • Dr. Joana Roque de Pinho, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal

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This transdisciplinary and participatory project receives funding from the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth. It brings together a large team of researchers and collaborative researchers (often non-academic dryland inhabitants) to study the effects of the Covid-19 containment measures in the drylands of 14 countries in Africa, Asia and North America, focusing on two aspects that have been particularly impacted by these measures, mobility and sociality. The project involves two Africa Multiple partner institutions, Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso) and Rhodes University (South Africa), as well as academic institutions and non-governmental organizations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Inner Asia.

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