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.

Our research

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. 

Case studies

Work with us

We are always looking to work with new partners; together, we can help to create a healthier and more sustainable world.