Global South: Inclusive Development

Senast ändrad: 03 april 2023

Strengthening Capacity on Research and Innovation for Sustainable Land and Environmental Management for Inclusive Development (Stem-Id).

The programme

This programme was within the Capacity Building Research Training Partnership with Ardhi University in Tanzania, Funded by Sida 2015-2020. Within this program, several research projects were carried out in collaboration between the Urban and Rural Development Department at SLU, and Ardhi University.

  • Governance of Land and Municipal Services in Urban Centres in Tanzania:
    A project that aims at enhancing governance of peri-urban land and municipal services necessary to address apparent institutional and resource deficits.
  • Quest for Alternative Urban Planning Model for Small Towns in Tanzania:
    A project aiming at addressing the weak capacity of the statutory authorities’ in managing urban growth due to lack of appropriate planning approaches and over centralized planning systems. The planning models which have been tested in large urban centres have not been tested in small towns which have different contexts and opportunities.
  • Informality and Habitation in the Context of Changing Urban Landscape: a programme which aims at understanding informal space dynamics (in terms of space/place development use, and management) so as to influence and inform conventional urban design and architecture for engendering sustainable development of the urban landscape.
  • Access to Land Resources, Vulnerability and HIV AIDS in Tanzania: a project that has been developed with the aim of looking at the existing policies instruments and legal frameworks on abilities and desires to access and hold on land resources by people living with HIV aids in Tanzania.

Research focus

Improved well-being and poverty alleviation in Tanzania, through effective use of research results, innovations and highly trained human resources for informed decision making in matters pertaining to land, environmental management and human settlements development was the main objective of the overall program.

PhD projects

»  Link to the PhD project web page: Growth Dynamics of Small Towns in Tanzania: Examining the Forces and their Potential Influences

» Link to doctoral thesis by Lazaro Eliyah Mngum: Climate change resilience : exploring socio-ecological system resilience for livelihood effects of climate change in peri-urban areas

» Link to the doctoral thesis by Said Nuhu: Rethinking land access governance in Global South Cities: understanding the dynamics and contentions of land access processes and governance mechanisms in peri-urban areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

» Link to the PhD project web page: Servicing Small Towns in Tanzania

» Link to the PhD project web page: Recreation Types and their Respective Spaces in Informal Settlements: The case of Dar es Salaam

SLU and Ardhi Team during the Kick off seminar in Dar es Salaam, in September 2015.


Program Coordinator

Antoienette Wärnbäck, Researcher, Division of Landscape Architecture, SLU