Partners and Programmes

The African continent faces a multitude of hazards and risks, some of which are unique to a certain country, others shared across a whole region. In order to resolve the disaster risk related issues which challenge development within the continent, it is vital to attain locally derived research and knowledge in order to understand these obstacles and threats and mitigate their impacts. A key strength of Periperi is the diversity of university partners that make up the consortium. Each country in Africa faces its own unique blend of disaster risk related challenges. Hence each partner focuses upon undertaking research and action in order to address the issues and challenges found in their own country or region. From 2008-2014, the partnership continued to purposefully grow to include eleven universities in a continent-wide consortium focusing on disaster risk-related education, training and community outreach, research and strategic engagement.
  1. Bahir Dar University – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  2. Makerere University – Kampala, Uganda
  3. Moi University – Eldoret, Kenya
  4. Ardhi University – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  5. Universidade Técnica de Moçambique (UDM) – Maputo, Moçambique
  6. University of Antananarivo, – Antananarivo, Madagascar
  7. Stellenbosch University – Stellenbosch, South Africa
  8. Ahmadu Bello University – Zaria, Nigeria
  9. University of Ghana – Accra, Ghana
  10. Gaston Berger University – St. Louis, Senegal
  11. University of Bab Ezzouar / Built Environment Research Laboratory – Algiers, Algeria
  12. University of Buea – Buea, Cameroon
To view the individual partners and to find out more about their ‘missions’, goals’, research, publications’, academic programs’ and short courses’, please click on any the partner-countries on the interactive map
	
	
	
	
	
	
	
				

Ahmadu Bello University - Zaria, Nigeria

The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRMDS) was established during the 2009/2010 academic...

Ardhi University - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The institution was elevated to university status through the University Act No 7 of 2005, and...

Bahir Dar University - Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Bahir Dar University (BDU) was officially established in 2001 through the combination of two older and...

Gaston Berger University - St. Louis, Senegal

Gaston Berger University (GBU) was founded in 1974 and began operation in 1990 with 600 students. It...

Makerere University - Kampala, Uganda

Makere University (est. 1922) is one of the oldest and largest Universities in East Africa and...

Moi University - Eldoret, Kenya

Moi University was established in Eldoret, Kenya’s fifth largest city, as the second Public University in Kenya...

Stellenbosch University- Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch University is a place of diverse learning opportunities with ten major faculties over 5 campuses...

Universidade Técnica de Moçambique (UDM) - Maputo, Moçambique

The UDM’s unit for disaster risk management was formed shortly after it joined Periperi U in...

University of Antananarivo - Antananarivo, Madagascar

The University of Antananarivo is the base of the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherchers Economiques pour...

University of Buea - Buea, Cameroon

The University of Buea (UBuea) was established in 1993 and is one of only two English-speaking...

University of Ghana - Accra, Ghana

This Urban Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Study Group emerged in 1991 from an initial...

University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene - Algiers, Algeria

Located 15km outside of the capital Algiers, the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB)...