This partnership builds upon several years of research collaboration among organisations and lead researchers. The project partner organisations are internationally recognised for their expertise in research and advocacy on Resource Nationalism issues. The four university partners have strong records of research in the African extractive industries and are centres of innovation excellence in graduate research and training. The two Non-Governmental Organisation African partners are internationally recognised for their research on mining and wider contribution to mining policy debates in the 2000s. The partnership therefore represents a rich combination of disciplinary expertise, research experience, local knowledge and advocacy capacity.
York University, Canada’s third-largest university, is a Toronto-based internationally-recognized centre of research excellence, critical inquiry and community outreach. Mandated by its Strategic Research Plan (2018-2023), the university is committed to advancing the examination and critique of existing social structures and debates, and strongly encourages the understanding and transformation of attitudes towards power differentials in a range of social, political and economic formations.
University of Dar es Salaam
The Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam, is a public institution in Tanzania established in 2005 to address the acute shortage of graduate teachers, experts and research in the education sector. DUCE is tasked with providing high quality graduate teaching, and undertaking research, policy consultancy and public service.
University of Windsor
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 16,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Ontario Canada, Windsor is home to a growing body of scholars recognized nationally and internationally for the significance of their contributions to the humanities; social, physical, environmental and biological sciences; business; law and human dignity; nursing; engineering; education; and the creative arts.
University of Ottawa (uOttawa)
The School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa), a bilingual, research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international students and a global outlook. SIDGS is Canada’s largest academic unit specializing in international development, and is one of only a few with a PhD program.
The Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR)
The Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) is an independent, education and development-oriented research centre based in Lusaka, Zambia. Through interdisciplinary research, publications, seminars, and knowledge management initiatives, the Institute seeks to contribute to improved research capacity, policy making, and governance. SAIPAR undertakes interdisciplinary projects in the fields of economics, law and governance.
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA)
The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a public interest environmental law organization based in Harare, Zimbabwe which seeks to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance, transparency and accountability in the natural resources and environment sector.