The University of Manchester's work with Africa
We’re finding new ways to make a positive impact in Africa, from co-creating clinical pathways for cancer patients to tackling complex urban challenges with local reform coalitions.
We’re working with partners across the region to find long-term solutions to some of the most pressing challenges around agriculture, the environment and public health.
- African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) – University of Manchester experts, including ACRC CEO Professor Diana Mitlin, help international partners tackle complex problems in Africa’s rapidly changing cities to improve the living conditions, services and life chances of all residents, particularly in disadvantaged communities.
- Global Development Institute – addresses some of the world's biggest challenges, including the politics of development, growth, agrarian and urban changes, the opportunities and challenges of digital and migration, global production networks and the effectiveness of development organisations.
- Enhancing global cancer outcomes in Kenya – we're sharing pioneering discoveries across cancer prevention, detection and treatment to improve outcomes for people affected.
Partnering with local farmers, scientists have created an AI sensor to identify cassava disease outbreaks.
Encouraging sustainable habitats in eastern and southern Africa to stop the decline of animal numbers.
Researching the spread of human disease by insects and how to protect endangered species like the black rhino.
Making recommendations to create better futures for urban residents impacted by water shortages.
New era for Kenyan healthcare begins
Manchester initiatives bring clinicians, researchers and trainees in the UK and Kenya together to address diseases affecting east Africans.
Manchester cancer research to revolutionise care in Kenya
The clinical services model developed in Manchester will be used in Kenya to improve the prevention and management of the disease.
UK to build software brain for giant radio telescope
The University has won a share of £15 million to deliver the crucial software ‘brain’ of the world’s largest radio telescope.