A half-day virtual workshop was successfully conducted for the Migration, Urbanization, and Conflict in Africa (MUCA) Research Project on the 15th and 16th March 2021. The workshop convened more than fifteen participants from partner Universities to deliberate on the methodology and other key components of the MUCA Research Project.
The MUCA Research Project is supported by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) with a budget of about £ 2 million for a period of three years (2021–2023). The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) spearheads the research project in collaboration with the University of Lagos (Nigeria), Makerere University (Uganda), and the University of Sheffield (UK).
The nine cities that the cross-country research covers are Kampala, Kasese, and Gulu in Uganda; Addis Ababa, Hawassa, and Jigjiga in Ethiopia; and Lagos, Lokoja/Obajana, and Jos in Nigeria. These three countries seek to explore the nexus of migration, urbanization, and conflict.