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The portal provides information on Lake Victoria and similar small-scale fisheries in the region (see News Archive and New Page), focusing on the social and economic impacts and issues of development, trade and management decisions. The portal aims to highlight the consequence of policies and interventions on poverty and gender imbalance in fisheries-dependent communities.The web portal contains news, articles, including links and references to other sites containing information on Lake Victoria. Articles are obtained from various sources, including; newspapers, magazines, journals or original articles based on current research results.
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(PLEA) is a research, training, and service program of the African Studies Center of Michigan State University in collaboration with the fisheries research institutes of Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. PLEA does research on Lakes Victoria and Malawi on the Anthropology and Sociology of fisheries management and development, women and gender, environmental policy, the socioeconomic impacts of species introductions, and relations of production . ... [according to site editor's information]
The interdisciplinary "Geographic Working Group Sub-Saharan Africa" at the University of Vienna deals with processes of social, cultural, economic, and political change, ecological questions and changes at the interface between human being and environment. [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) was established on 13th December 2001 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the auspices of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Inter Academy Panel (lAP). (...) NASAC provides an independent forum for African science academies to offer authoritative credible advice for policy formulation towards economic, social and cultural development." ... [according to site editor’s information]
The MALD is an expired Secial Research Project about "Long term changes in Africa". There were four focusses of research: 1. Epistemology/Cognitive Science and Knowledge; Reproduction and Innovation in African Societies (8. - 20. Century); 3. Formation of Power and New Political Formation (18. - 21. Century); 4. Spaces, Heritage and Environment. On this site, you will find a lot of information concerning the projects and their outcome. ... [editors ilissAfrica]