Student Exchange visit to Germany

Three postgraduate students under the AFRICITY research project are on a student exchange visit to Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU), Germany, the lead institution. The student exchange programme runs for four weeks and two masters’ students from University of Malawi, Chancellor College and one PhD student from LEAD registered with Rhodes University will leave for Germany in June 2018. The AFRICITY project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The research project is exploring the causes and effects of environmental change and resource use in Sub-Saharan African cities selected from Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. Specifically, the project will consider the rapid social and economic transformation processes and their external and internal drivers, assess the barriers for potentials of social adaptability in the context of inequity, risk, resourcefulness and right to the city, all with an emphasis on their role, potential and governance of urban green infrastructure. For more details, log on to http://www.africity.fau.de/