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Food insecurity linked with HIV/AIDS in Africa
Date:3/19/2008

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The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on urban livelihoods and food production, distribution and access has been catastrophic, says Dr Crush. By focusing local and international attention on this critical development challenge and building local capacity to manage food insecurity in African cities, Queens is helping to play an important role in rolling back some of the worst aspects of the pandemic.

The project will work with universities in eight African countries (with University of Cape Town as the lead African partner), several major NGOs including Care International and two regional networks of municipal officials: the South African Cities Network and the Municipal Development Partnership of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Researchers from Queens, including both faculty and graduate students, will work with African partners on food security issues, while scholars from African universities will spend time at Queens. Undergraduate students at Queens may apply for internships through the Department of Global Development Studies. Also involved with the project are researchers at other Canadian universities including Western, Calgary, Guelph and Ryerson.

The CIDA UPCD program funds projects between Canadian universities and education and training organizations in developing countries. The goal is to enhance the latter's institutional capacity to develop the human resources to address their countries' most important development needs in sustainable ways. At the same time, partners respond to the needs of local communities in developing countries.


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Contact: Alissa Clark
alissa.clark@queensu.ca
61-353-360-007-7513
Queen's University
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