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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 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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The research unit (RU) will investigate resilience, collapse and reorganisation in complex coupled social-ecological systems (SES) in Africa. Contemporary research shows that Africa not only is the continent most comprehensively affected by global climatic change and environmental transformations, but that societies, economies and environments are also massively impacted by forces of internal mobility and differentiation, violent conflict, economic globalisation and global environmental governance. Website informs about members, projects, cooperations, events and offers a project database to archive all research data. Additionally, all pictures, presentations, publications, and reports can be included. All data is provided with accurate metadata for searching and categorization purposes. Depending on the rights and the development process of the data, the access to download the data may be restricted. ... [according to site editor's information, editors ilissAfrica]