Hungry Cities Partnership researchers meet in Cape Town, South Africa
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Dr. Sam Owuor and Dr. Stellah Mukhovi of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies attended the 2018 Hungry Cities Partnership project meeting that took place in Cape Town, South Africa (4-6 February). The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP) ( is an international network of cities and city-based partner organizations which focuses on the relationships between rapid urbanization, informality, inclusive growth and urban food systems in the Global South. The HCP conducts collaborative research, training and advocacy with the objective of providing innovative solutions to the challenge of building sustainable cities and policies and programs that promote food security in the cities. The HCP currently operates in China (Nanjing), India (Bangalore), Jamaica (Kingston), Kenya (Nairobi), Mexico (Mexico City), Mozambique (Maputo) and South Africa (Cape Town) and is funded by the International Partnerships for Sustainable Development (IPaSS) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Owuor is the coordinator for the Nairobi case study.

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