Launched in 2016, the LIRA 2030 Africa project (Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030) has been a unique ISC research funding programme that has built the capacity of early-career researchers in Africa to undertake transdisciplinary research and make scientific contributions to the implementation of Agenda 2030 in African cities. By fostering new partnerships across different stakeholders and sectors, 28 LIRA projects have helped anchor the Sustainable Development Goals in local contexts, and have increased local ownership and responsiveness of communities to the global agenda.
The final LIRA 2030 Africa evaluation was conducted between September 2022 and February 2023 and shed light on what is needed to strengthen high-quality, integrated, solution-oriented research on sustainable development across African cities. The programme has contributed to shifting the political economy of research on African cities from the Global North to Africa. Over 60 academic articles and over 20 policy briefs have been published. The LIRA grantees also produced various books, reports and publications, Master’s and postgraduate degrees, GIS maps, databases, training courses and tools.
The evaluation team and the International Science Council invite you to the final presentation to share insights into evaluation results and recommendations for early career researchers, collaborators of societal institutions and communities, university leaders and administrators, trainers, as well as program managers, implementers and funders.
📅 Thursday, 12 October
🕒 02:00 – 03:30 pm UTC // 3:00 – 4:30 pm WAT // 4:00 – 5:30 pm CAT, CEST // 5:00 – 6:30 pm EAT
▶ Join via Zoom (no registration required)