Eastern Africa Centre (EAC)
NTU's Eastern Africa Centre (EAC) is a University-wide initiative established to support the development of sustainable and equitable collaborations with our eastern African partners. The Centre, which builds on the strength of our existing links in the region, provides a platform for the development of networks and the delivery of an ongoing programme of research and public engagement activities, most notably in the areas of Public Health and Ecological Restoration.
Developing early career networks
Our established Africa and Middle East Network, and the development of our new Eastern Africa PhD Hub, are platforms on which NTU can establish key frameworks where academics in the UK and our partners in the region can connect and develop impactful collaborations. These initiatives facilitate the development of key networks, build expertise and facilitate knowledge transfer across a range of subject areas.
An Advisory Board, with membership from across our partner network in the region as well as the local Nottinghamshire area, will steer the direction of the Eastern Africa Centre and provide valuable input and oversight of the activities taking place.
Nottingham Universities and Historical Slavery
The EAC will also provide a focal point for collectively identifying and addressing the legacies of slavery and institutional racism, particularly as they impact on the ownership and exploitation of research outputs.
Dr Linda Gibson, Professor of Public Health
Working so closely in Eastern Africa over the last 20+ years, I continue to learn about the potential for understanding that the global African ethic of Ubuntu, 'I am because we are', brings us. It guides our work towards decolonising and valuing different knowledge(s), bringing an ethic of ecological thinking, of community and service learning, of kindness and inclusivity. All these qualities I experience in the richness of our partnerships in the region.
Dr Linda Gibson
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