December 20, 2017

Planning Grants: $100,000

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UBUNTU: MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITIES CONNECT
Priority Area: Culture
Region: Southern Africa (South Africa)
Principal Investigators: Marsha MacDowell (MSU), Bongani Mgijima (Stellenbosch University)
Primary Partners: C. Kurt Dewhurst (MSU), Aleia Brown (MSU), Tiffany Caesar (MSU), Masa Soko (Stellenbosch University), Ulrich Wolff (Stellenbosch University)
Institutional Partners: Michigan State University Museum; Stellenbosch University Museum with Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum (South Africa)

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION IN THE NIGERIAN POULTRY SECTOR
Priority Areas: Agri-food Systems; Water, Energy, and the Environment
Region: West Africa (Nigeria)
Principal Investigators: Laura Schmitt Olabisi (MSU), Bukola Osuntade (Oya State College), Saweda Liverpool-Tasie (MSU), Oluwafunmiso Adeola Olajide (University of Ibadan)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources); Oyo State College of Agriculture and
Technology (Nigeria); University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCY AND LONG-TERM FUNCTIONAL DEFICIT IN SCHOOL-AGED UGANDAN CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT CHRONIC HIV-INFECTION
Priority Area: Health and Nutrition
Region: East Africa (Uganda)
Principal Investigator: Amara Ezeamama (MSU)
Principal Investigator & Project Supervisor: Sarah Zalwango (Kampala City Council Authority)
Co-Investigators & Research Mentors: Philippa Musoke (Makerere), Michael Boivin (MSU)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine); Kampala City Council Authority (Uganda); Makerere University (Uganda)

ENERGY SECURITY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Priority Area: Water, Energy, and Environment
Region: Southern Africa (Malawi, Zambia)
Corresponding Author: Robert Richardson (MSU)
Investigators: Cloé Garnache (MSU), Pascal Nzokou (MSU), Leo Zulu (MSU), Charles Jumbe (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources [LUANAR]), Judith Kamoto (LUANAR), John Kazembe (LUANAR), Stephen Makungwa (LUANAR), Elias Kuntashula (University of Zambia), Antony Chapoto (Indaba Agriculture Policy Research Institute)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Social Science); Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Malawi); University of Zambia (Zambia); Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (Zambia)

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN MALI: CRITICAL REASONING, MORAL CHARACTER, AND DEMOCRATIC RESILIENCE THROUGH PEACE EDUCATION
Priority Areas: Education; Youth Empowerment; Culture
Region: West Africa (Mali)
Principal Investigators: Stephen Esquith (MSU), Maria Diarra Keita (Institute for Popular Education)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities); Institute for Popular Education (Mali)

AN INNOVATIVE MODEL FOR “CONNECTING SCIENCE” FOR TRANSFORMING AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA
Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
Region: West Africa (Ghana)
Lead Principal Investigator: Cholani Weebadde (MSU)
Co-Investigators: Hashini Galhena Dissanayake (MSU), Patricia Acheampong (Crops Research Institute), Eric Owusu Danquah (MSU/CSIR), Princess Adjei-Frimpong (MSU)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources); Crops Research Institute (Ghana)

ADVANCING THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF AGRO-ECOLOGY PRODUCTIONS IN ARID WEST AFRICA
Priority Areas: Water, Energy, and Environment; Agri-food Systems
Region: West Africa (Senegal)
Principal Investigators: Karamoko Diarra (University Cheikh Anta Diop), Muraleedharan Nair (MSU)
Institutional Partners: University Cheikh Anta Diop (Senegal), MSU (Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Social Science), Community of Niakhène (Senegal)