Against the myriad of challenges that Nairobi's municipal utilities face on a daily basis, this paper identifies institutional gaps and explains how policy-relevant research can contribute to the progressive realization of adequate water for all.
Despite indications of extensive mineral deposits under its soil, Malawi lacks a national policy framework to take full advantage of these resources. The Kayelekera uranium mine is emblematic of these issues.
Though the International Criminal Court was designed to be more victim-focused than previous tribunals, the operationalization of programs to assist those affected by crimes under prosecution has been problematic and requires further research and evaluation.
While there is a legal basis for ECOWAS military action in northern Mali, the organization could make a greater contribution to peace and stability by fighting drug trafficking and restoring civil-military relations in the south.
Give agriculture's complex and historically contentious place within the South African economy, policies to aid its adaptation in the face of climate change must be nuanced and politically cohesive.
The Africa Initiative research program aims to inform policy
making in Africa by supporting new and innovative field-based
research on issues critical to the continent.
The Africa Initiative exchange program is building capacity by
supporting short-term academic placements for African and Canadian
graduate students undertaking research on Africa.