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We work in Africa’s forested regions on applied research to address poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods, social equity, and conflicts over natural resources. We aim to be a leader, in both the generation of knowledge through scientific inquiry and the communication of knowledge through teaching and capacity building, on poverty and forest-dependent livelihoods.

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You can help to support our mission by pursuing a research internship with us, helping us fundraise, employing our expertise, or informing us of projects where we can get involved.

Contact us at africad.info@ubc.ca

News & Announcements

March 3rd, 2017

Indigenous peoples are key to protecting wildlife and rural livelihoods

Actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities in wildlife conservation is key to maintaining biodiversity and ensuring sustainable rural livelihoods, FAO said today on the occasion of World Wildlife Day.


November 22nd, 2016

“Coherent coordination” is key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The “overlapping and closely interconnected” nature of the Sustainable Development Goals will require closer and more coherent collaboration among all partners, including within the UN system.


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