VIRTUAL: Africa in the Time of Coronavirus - Fighting COVID-19 in Freetown: the value of community
27 July 2020, 1:00 pm–2:15 pm
A conversation between Michael Walls (DPU, UCL), and Braima Koroma (SLURC in Freetown), followed by a Q&A, organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies and African Studies Research Centre at UCL
This event is free.
Institute of Advanced Studies
This conversation is the second of a series of dialogues with UK based academics and experts from across Africa who will be exploring the way in which the virus is affecting life on the continent.
Braima Koroma is currently the Director of Research and Training at the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre and also a lecturer at the Institute of Geography and Development Studies, School of Environmental Sciences, Njala University. Over the last 14 years he has undertaken a wide range of research, training and consultancy interdisciplinary projects on livelihoods and the city economy, resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, urban environmental planning, governance and development, and development impact evaluation. Noteworthy are the following research initiatives that he leads at the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre - Comic Relief and DFID – Urban Livelihoods and the City Economy (https://www.slurc.org); ESRC/DFID-funded Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK – https://www.urbanark.org/), ESRC -Funded T-SUM: Transitions to Sustainable Urban Mobility, and Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW - https://www.know.com), an ambitious international research programme funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) RCUK to tackle social and environmental urban inequality. He has worked for several national and international organisations, including: The World Bank, African Development Bank (ADB), United Nations World Food Programme (UN-WFP), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ), among others. He also possesses significant in-country consultancy experience in a number of West African countries including Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Braima has published extensively, reaching both academic and non-academic audiences.
Braima is one of the founding member of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC).
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