Research on southern Africa focuses on policies for generating inclusive and diversified economic growth to tackle inequality, strengthening regional security, consolidating democracy and adapting to environmental change. Specific areas of interest include resource governance and extractive industries.

Zimbabwe is developing long-term economic reform and international re-engagement, while South Africa remains a major regional hub for international political and commercial relations. Youth perspectives on the country’s future and prospects for higher educational reform are also a major focus of our research.

Mozambique’s peace process is vital to regional progress as is the ongoing work on sustainable development and job creation through bio-diversity conservation and regional political co-operation.